Ferrari’s latest mid-rear-engined V8 supercar, the 488 GTB, as well as the track-only FXX-K, will make their UK dynamic debuts at this year’s Festival of Speed. Both cars will tackle 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 650hp 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, says Ferrari. (Watch out Chris Harris’s first road-test review of the car, exclusively here on GRR soon.)
The track-only FXX-K exemplifies Ferrari’s leadership in innovation and technology, the company says, with a V12 engine and hybrid system that constantly delivers 1050hp. The “K” in its moniker a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximising its track performance.
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 programme. 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: 1955 Ferrari 250MM, 1975 Ferrari 312T, 1979 Ferrari 312T4/5, 1984 Ferrari 126 C4/M2, 1970 Ferrari 512M, 1969 Ferrari 312P, 1969 Ferrari 712, 1979 Ferrari 512BB/LM, 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB, 1990 Ferrari 641.