Ferrari KC23

Significant features

– Ferrari’s latest one-off model, based on the architecture of the 488 GT3 Evo 2020, one of Maranello’s most successful track cars.

– The 488 GT3 Evo 2020 took over 530 victories and won more than 119 championships.

– Powering the KC23 is the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the 488 GT3 Evo, with power sent to the rear wheels. The engine develops about 450kW and 700Nm.

– The KC23 was designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, exclusively for non-competitive track use.

– Built for one of Ferrari’s leading collectors.

– Panels were developed with custom kinematics that activate automatically when the engine is turned on, not only boosting downforce to the front of the car but also providing the correct amount of intake air to the intercoolers, auxiliary components and engine.

– The KC23’s butterfly doors open vertically on single front hinges, an architectural solution it shares with another iconic supercar, the LaFerrari.

– The clam-shell bonnet has a simple opening system – just two pins need to be removed to allow the front to be inspected and maintenance work to be done.

– Both headlights and rear lights have been redesigned, with the most radical change to the rear lights. These are striking methacrylate light blades, inspired by the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo.

– The car’s glass surfaces are seamlessly integrated with the bodywork, with no visible pillars, frames or seals, creating a clearly aeronautics-derived dome effect.

– Another distinctive feature is the KC23’s Gold Mercury livery, courtesy of a specially-developed, four-layer aluminium paint.

– The cabin has been kept as pared-back and similar to the 488 GT3 Evo 2020 as possible, with the exception of the door panels and dashboard finish on the passenger side.

– The KC23’s specific seats are trimmed in Alcantara.

– Rearward visibility is ensured by a video camera system that also has a beneficial impact on the car’s aerodynamics.

– The car has two sets of specifically designed wheels: 18” wheels for the track and 21” wheels at the front and 22” wheels at the rear when the car is on display.

– The rear wing is removable when the car is on display.

– The KC23 arrival took over three years to develop.

– It will be making its first public appearance between July 13th and 16th at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the UK’s most important motorsports events.

– From August 1st to October 2nd, it will be on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.

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