Earlier this yr, a Ferrari 499P went out and received the 24 Hours of Le Mans to present the model its first win within the race since 1965. Again then, prospects might purchase spectacular Ferraris just like the 250 GTO instantly from the Scuderia. Whereas nearly all the things else in regards to the automotive world has modified since, Ferrari apparently sees some worth in that custom. Meaning it’ll promote the 499P Modificata, a variant of the 499P Le Mans Hypercar accessible to prospects.
That doesn’t imply prospects within the racing sense, both. This isn’t a automotive for privateers seeking to race a Ferrari—it is a automotive for individuals seeking to buy a 499P of their very own as the final word track-day automotive.
Not like the presumably canceled Toyota GR Tremendous Sport or the Aston Martin Valkyrie that’s transferring to the Hypercar class in 2025, the 499P Modificata can be not a highway automotive. It is a pure observe automotive, one freed from the restrictions that include racing to a ruleset. That makes the 499P Modificata one thing just like the 919 Evo to the 499P’s Porsche 919 Hybrid. Whereas this automotive shouldn’t be fairly as excessive because the Porsche—the 919 Evo had over 1000 horsepower and lively aerodynamics—freedom from regulation permits for Ferrari to make the automotive extra highly effective and make extra direct use of its hybrid help.
The ensuing automotive has 697 horsepower, four-wheel drive that may be activated nicely beneath the FIA-regulated 118 mph, and specifically designed Pirelli tires. The hybrid powertrain’s energy can be deployed otherwise, accessible on the push of a button to convey complete output to a peak of 858 horsepower. Far previous the requirements of efficiency you would possibly discover in even essentially the most excessive highway automobiles, that places the 499P Modificata in league solely with the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Professional and Bugatti Bolide.
Whereas each of these automobiles will not be removed from Le Mans Hypercars themselves, the Ferrari really is one. Add in an advanced hybrid system and that makes it a reasonably tough automotive to run for personal house owners, so Ferrari has launched the Sport Prototipi Clienti program to supply direct help. In a system just like its F1 Clienti program for house owners of historic F1 automobiles, 499P Modificata house owners could have their automotive each maintained and supported by Ferrari itself. That permits the corporate to make a extra advanced and trendy observe automotive, on this case the one one in its ultra-exclusive phase that truly makes use of a hybrid setup to supply energy to all 4 wheels. Going ahead, it additionally means Ferrari will have already got a construction in place to help tasks of comparable ambition.
Ferrari has not introduced a worth for the 499P Modificata. With no different prototype racer from a significant producer on sale in the present day, comparability factors could be arduous to search out. The closest factor could also be a ready-to-race Porsche 963, which is available in at $3 million for buyer race groups. Because the Ferrari was developed for much more sophisticated laws, anticipate a excessive quantity.