Ferrari FXX for sale in FloridaEnlarge Photo
While the LaFerrari hybrid is the Ferrari hypercar of the moment, it's just the latest in a long line of insane prancing horses.
Turn back the clock to the mid 2000s, and the FXX Evolution was the most extreme Ferrari you could buy. So extreme, in fact, that it wasn't road legal. That hasn't stopped Ferrari of Ft. Lauderdale from asking close to $2.2 million for a used example.
For the record, that's slightly more than the $2.1 million paid for an FXX Evolution at the 2011 Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, which was a record for that particular auction. Michael Schumacher's personal FXX was put up for sale last year with a $2.67 million sticker.
Still, if there's any supercar from the past decade that can act as a money vacuum, it's the FXX. Only 30 cars were built, and all were maintained by Ferrari as part of its Corse Clienti program.
That meant owners never actually took delivery of their cars. Ferrari maintained possession of each car, but would ship it to a track of the owner's choosing along with a support team for the full racing fantasy experience.
It also means that while it may technically be a "used" car, the Rosso Scuderia (red) 2005 FXX Evolution similar to the one above was probably maintained to a higher standard than even the most pampered collector car.
The Enzo-based car features a 6.3-liter V-12, coupled to the most advanced version of Ferrari's F1 gearbox that was available at the time. Forward motion is scrubbed off by silicon-carbide ceramic composite brakes.
According to the dealer, this car was upgraded to an Evolution model in 2007. That included an increase in engine output from 789 horsepower to 860 hp, a 25-percent improvement in downforce, and faster shift times from the F1 gearbox.
That all sounds very impressive, even with the LaFerrari waiting in the wings.