Ferrari has revealed a brand new limited-production track-only race automotive, derived from the 499P racer that gained the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier this 12 months.
The Ferrari 499P Modificata is claimed to be a “considerably modified model” of the 499P that’s reserved for “non-competitive use” and geared toward “gentleman drivers”.
In contrast to the 499P that gained Le Mans, the 499P Modificata doesn’t should adjust to FIA WEC parameters which implies there have been quite a few “important modifications” that “improve driving thrills”.
The 499P Modificata is powered by a mid-rear-mounted 3.0-litre V6 engine with a entrance axle-mounted electrical motor producing an unrestricted whole system output of 640kW of energy.
For context, the 499P has a system output of 500kW resulting from FIA WEC Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) class output laws.
There’s additionally a battery pack with an 800-volt electrical structure that’s fed throughout deceleration and braking.
This hybrid powertrain is mated to a seven-speed sequential transmission, with drive despatched to all 4 wheels.
In comparison with the 499P, the 499P Modificata’s entrance axle-mounted electrical motor is ready to work at low speeds which implies there’s at all times all-wheel drive. Within the former the electrical motor might solely be activated at speeds above 190km/h.
Within the 499P Modificata there’s additionally a ‘Push to Go’ system that’s conceptually system to the Components One-derived Kinetic Power Restoration System (KERS). It’s in a position to dish out a further 120kW for seven seconds utilizing a button on the steering wheel.
Underneath the pores and skin, the 499P Modificata sports activities an all-carbon-fibre monocoque chassis with pushrod suspension and a “refined” braking system incorporating brake-by-wire.
The centrally mounted shock absorbers and is derived, in addition to the anti-roll bars have been specifically designed for the 499P Modificata.
The track-only racer makes use of particular Pirelli tyres (310/70R18 entrance and 340/70R18 rear) that have been developed for “predictable dealing with” and to additionally “maximise suggestions in non-competitive driving”.
This implies the tyres heat up fast and have constant grip ranges for “a number of laps”.
On the styling entrance, the 499P Modificata appears just about an identical to the 499P. It has quite a few dramatic aerodynamic components, in addition to useful air intakes and vents.
Ferrari 499P Modificata house owners can be eligible for the Sport Prototipi Clienti programme, which permits them to take part in quite a few occasions on worldwide tracks yearly.
The Prancing Horse takes care of all logistics, track-side help and upkeep on the car for these occasions.