Posted: 30 Jun 2010
Money, they say, won't make you happy. But it will get you much better toys, which make you happier. And Top Gear can't think of much better toy than this 599XX. A properly cranked-up gentleman-racer variant of the most complete supercar in the world.
The only slight dirty little fly in the Rosso Corsa ointment is that the 599XX will only ever be a toy, because this headbanger is not a road car, and never will be. Nor is it a full-on raceable competition car. It's being sold with the same caveats as the Ferrari FXX: track-use only as part of a development programme run by Ferrari itself. Basically, you pony-up 1.1million euro and become a Ferrari test driver, with one of only 15 599XXs thrown in as the world's most impressive track-day car-cum-garage ornament.