Ferrari took to the track at Suzuka for the first shakedown run of the Ferrari 599XX fitted with the new Evoluzione Package. The Evoluzione Package that we told you about in December increases horsepower and revises the gear ratios of the 599XX in search of a quicker Nurburgring lap time.
The 700-hp 6.0-liter V-12 helped propel the 599XX around the famed ‘ring in 6:58.16. Thanks to the Evoluzione Package, the 599XX now makes 750 hp at 9000 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque. Ferrari also fitted it with a new Pirelli tire and reduced total vehicle weight by 77 pounds. An active rear wing’s position is adjusted automatically by the 599XX’s computers. The new wing provides more downforce than the fixed wing’s 616 pounds at 124 mph to between 726 and 968 pounds of downforce.
The shakedown run was presented for owners and collectors of the new Ferrari 599XX with the Evoluzione Package. Ferrari has yet to lap the Nurburgring with the new package fitted, but the Italian automaker says it has lapped the Maranello test track one second quicker than the standard 599XX. Check out the video below to see and hear the Ferrari in action at Suzuka.