Published on July 12th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Ferrari Adds KC23 Model To Its One-Off Lineup Of Amazing Vehicles
The Ferrari KC23 is also based on the 2020 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
Ferrari has just unveiled its latest addition to its One-Off series, the Ferrari KC23. The latest in the brand’s Special Projects programme, it was commissioned by one of the brand’s leading collectors. The one-off car is also a bold and extreme vision of what the closed wheel racing of the future may look like.
A unique take on the most successful track car in the 76-year history of Ferrari, the 488 GT3 Evo 2020, it exudes elegance when at a standstill and thrilling the viewer once on the move, thanks to ground-breaking aerodynamic solutions, such as motorised air intake vents and a massive and imposing rear wing.
Moreover, designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre led by Flavio Manzoni, the layout, chassis and engine of the Ferrari KC23 is based on the 488 GT3 Evo 2020 and given the extreme nature of its engine, chassis and suspension set-up, the Ferrari KC23 was designed exclusively for non-competitive track use.
From the very earliest days of the project and in agreement with the client, the Ferrari Styling Centre focused on creating a radical one-off car completely free of homologation constraints and clothed in the kind of timeless lines that would make an instant classic whilst also providing a tantalising glimpse of the future of supercars.
The result of this freedom is that the Ferrari KC23 exudes a monolithic beauty, as if it were sculpted from a single block of metal. The design also hides most of the car’s technical functions, like the side air intakes, which open automatically when the mid-rear V8 twin turbo is turned on.
On top of that, the Ferrari KC23’s butterfly doors open vertically on single front hinges, which it shares with the Ferrari LaFerrari. Both the headlights and rear lights have been redesigned as well. Another distinctive feature is the car’s Gold Mercury livery, a specially-developed, four-layer aluminium paint.
The interior is also as similar to the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 as possible, with the exception of the door panels and dashboard finish on the passenger side. The model specific seats, trimmed in Alcantara with an electro-welded logo, lend the cabin an elegance that is perfectly in tune with the exterior.
A video camera system serves as the rear and wing mirrors which not only play a part in aerodynamics but also adds to thee style of the Ferrari KC23 and it will be making its first public appearance at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed and will be on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello from 1 August to 2 October 2023.
So what do you guys think of the Ferrari KC23? I personally feel it looks too futuristic, if that makes sense, but do you like the way it looks?