Maranello, 29 May 2015. Ferrari is proud to announce the dynamic UK debut of its latest mid-rear-engined V8 supercar, the 488 GTB, as well as the FXX-K at this year’s Festival of Speed, with both cars tackling the challenging 1.6 mile Goodwood Hill Climb along with a full supporting cast of Ferrari cars in the greatest-ever display from the Prancing Horse at the event.
The 488 GTB is Ferrari’s first mid-engined twin-turbo V8 since the iconic 288 GTO and F40, with 650CV and a unique engine management system that delivers torque in a controlled and sustained manner with zero turbo lag and response times equivalent to a naturally-aspirated V8 engine.
The track-only FXX-K exemplifies Ferrari’s leadership in innovation and technology, with a V12 engine and hybrid system that constantly delivers 1050CV, with the “K” in its moniker a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximizing its track performance.
The 488 GTB will be taking part in the Michelin Supercar Run during the Festival of Speed, alongside four other Ferrari cars: the Ferrari California T, F12berlinetta, LaFerrari and the F12 TRS. Ferrari’s Corse Clienti division, which provides cars and support services for clients racing in the Challenge or international GT series, will also be bringing the 599 XX from the laboratory XX program. A Ferrari 458 Challenge will also participate in the Hill Climb for GT race cars.
The Scuderia Ferrari team will also be on hand to field a 2010 Ferrari F10 Formula 1 car driven by ex-F1 driver, Marc Gené.
The Prancing Horse will also well represented with an outstanding entry of private client cars from several decades of Ferrari’s racing history, with current entries as follows:
|1953||Ferrari 250MM||Classic Endurance Racers|
|1969||Ferrari 312P||Sports Racers 1968-81|
|1969||Ferrari 712||Sports Racers 1968-81|
|1970||Ferrari 512M||Derek Bell Celebration|
|1975||Ferrari 312T||The Cosworth Years|
|1976||Ferrari 308 GTB||Forest Rally Stage|
|1979||Ferrari 512 BB/LM||Sports Racers 1968-81|
|1979||Ferrari 312 T4/5||The Cosworth Years|
|1984||Ferrari 126 C4/M2||The Turbo Era and Beyond|
|1990||Ferrari 641||The Turbo Era and Beyond|