Ferrari has uncloaked the KC23, a bespoke one-off track car, ahead of its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 13-16). The luxury brand asserts that the masterpiece is the newest in its Special Projects series, made solely for non-competitive track use. The car has been developed at the Ferrari Styling Centre overseen by Flavio Manzoni, and uses the most successful racing Ferrari, the 488 GT3 Evo 2020 as the basis. According to the luxury auto giant, the recently-unveiled model derives the architecture, chassis, and engine from the 488 GT3 Evo racing car, which has won more than 530 races and 119 championships since it debuted in racing in 2016. At its heart, the KC23 gets the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine positioned in the mid-rear. Let's take a closer look at the car, which will mark its presence on the Hillclimb at the upcoming Goodwood FOS.
Ferrari KC23: Engine
Under the bonnet, the KC23 one-off will have a 4.0-litre V8, similar to the racing car, the 488 GT3, on which it is based. In the racing car, this unit kicks out 592bhp of power and 700Nm of torque, but, the specific output figures for the KC23 have not been revealed yet.
Ferrari KC23: Exterior & Interior
Motorised air intakes, a detachable rear wing, a clamshell bonnet, and butterfly doors are some of the model's notable exterior features. Additionally, the KC23 comes donning a Gold Mercury livery, a specially created, four-layer aluminium paint. The shade, however, appears to change depending on the direction and intensity of the illumination. The KC23 will roll on 18-inch wheels. However, when on a static mode for display, it will feature 21-inch front and 22-inch rear wheels.
The interior of the new Ferrari car is as straightforward and race-oriented as the 488 GT3 and thus has no touchscreen, luxurious leather, or top-link audio system. Instead, there is a full roll cage, a pair of bucket seats, and a hard-core race steering wheel with no less than 16 buttons and switches.
Sharing about the interior, the luxury brand said, ''the KC23’s specific seats, trimmed in Alcantara® with an electro-welded logo, lend the cabin an elegance that is perfectly in tune with the exterior. Rearward visibility is ensured by a video camera system that also had a beneficial impact on the car’s aerodynamics, as the traditional wing mirrors could be removed and the line of the flanks left unsullied.''
Ferrari KC23: Global Debut
The 488 GT3 Evo 2020-based futuristic track car will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 13–16). From August 1 until October 2, it will thereafter be on exhibit at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy.