Ferrari is giving well-heeled observe fans the prospect to personal what is actually a clone of its Le Mans-winning 499P LMH race automotive, however unleashed from all racing laws.
The brand new automotive is the 499P Modificata, and it made its debut over the weekend at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali gathering at Italy’s Mugello Circuit, the place the automaker additionally offered the 296 Problem race automotive and one-off SP-8 supercar for the primary time.
Manufacturing of the 499P Modificata might be restricted, although Ferrari hasn’t mentioned simply how restricted, and the vehicles might be supplied through a brand new Sport Prototipi Clienti program sitting alongside the F1 Clienti program below Ferrari’s shopper driver program.
The value is about at 5.1 million euros (roughly $5.4 million) and contains two years membership within the Sport Prototipi Clienti ranging from 2024. The membership contains all servicing and logistics for the automotive and even an engineering crew for observe day occasions organized by Ferrari.
The 499P Modificata is predicated on the identical carbon-fiber monocoque chassis because the 499P race automotive, full with push-rod suspension and brake-by-wire know-how that permits the front-mounted electrical motor to get better vitality below braking. Ferrari mentioned the suspension has been recalibrated to ship a extra pleasant expertise in comparison with the setup on the race automotive that drove to total victory at this yr’s 2024 Hours of Le Mans.
Particular Pirelli tires have additionally been adopted for the observe automotive. They’re designed to be extra forgiving than the tires on the race automotive, together with delivering extra predictable dealing with, extra suggestions, and faster warm-up occasions, in accordance with Ferrari. They measure 310/710-18 on the entrance and 340/710-18 on the rear.
The largest change made to the 499P Modificata is within the powertrain division, nevertheless. The powertrain nonetheless consists of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 driving the rear wheels through a 7-speed sequential transmission, and a single electrical motor driving the entrance wheels. Nevertheless, free from racing laws, the 499P Modificata sports activities a peak output of 697 hp (858 hp with momentary Push to Cross system), versus a capped 670 hp within the race automotive. Distinctive engine mapping additionally delivers extra torque decrease within the rev vary of the observe automotive.
Ferrari 499P Modificata
Additionally gone is the regulation that limits the usage of the entrance motor at speeds above 118 mph solely. Drivers are additionally now not restricted to when they can use the automotive’s Push to Cross system. Within the 499P Modificata, this delivers an additional jolt of 161 hp for seven seconds, briefly taking peak output to the 858-hp mark. The Push to Cross system continues to be restricted by the state of accessible cost within the battery and can mechanically deactivate beneath a sure cost threshold.
The results of the upgrades, in accordance with Ferrari, is the model’s highest-performing automotive exterior of a devoted race automotive.
And extra variations of the 499P might be coming sooner or later. Along with the 499P Modificata title, Ferrari is thought to have filed logos for 499 GTB, 499 GTS, 499 Speciale, maybe hinting at tamer road-going variations of the 499P. GTB stands for “Gran Turismo Berlinetta” and is usually utilized by Ferrari for coupe fashions. Equally, GTS stands for “Gran Turismo Spider” and is usually utilized by the automaker for convertibles, whereas Speciale is usually utilized by Ferrari for hardcore fashions, just like the 458 Speciale. It is doable the names might be used for Ferrari’s LaFerrari successor that is presently out testing.