Michael Schumacher-signed FXX goes under the hammer
Presented for sale at Auctionata is this glorious Ferrari FXX, the predecessor to the mesmerising FXX K and the most brutal test bed any car manufacturer has ever produced.
Going under the hammer on September 26, it presents potential buyers with the enviable opportunity to own one of the most hardcore Ferraris in history, and also to buy into the wildly successful XX programme.
In fact, this particular example enjoys a greater provenance than most 'normal' FXX's. It is the last customer car produced by Maranello, chassis no. 29/30. To celebrate this milestone, Ferrari carried out some factory-approved graffiti on the needle-like nose, administered by a certain seven-time world champion.
Of course, during the FXX's germination, Michael Schumacher was still very much part of the fabric at the Scuderia, and was heavily involved with the XX programme's development. That simply makes this opportunity all the more special in our eyes.
The FXX was essentially a track-only variant of the Enzo, produced in tiny numbers and only available for use on Ferrari-sanctioned track events, leading to adage that owners couldn't take their pride and joy home with them, engineers sneakily locking them into the transporters instead. This may have contained an element of truth, but considering that it couldn't be used on the road or other track days anyway, I don't doubt customers were glad that Maranello took care of the logistics.
The car will go to auction with a starting price of €1,000,000 (approximately £72,000), making it a potential bargain in light of the FXX K's even greater price tag...
Author: Oliver Harry