How the Ferrari KC23 Redefines Automotive Styling
This exclusive mission took place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, featuring a 488 GT3 Evo engine and aesthetics not seen before from Maranello.
Ferrari has just unveiled the KC23, an exclusive creation from its Special Projects division. This striking car fuses nostalgia from past models with the formidable V-8 of a 488 GT3 Evo race vehicle. The KC23 is to be used solely for non-competitive track driving. Its global premiere will take place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, scheduled for July 13–16.
Ferrari has unveiled the KC23 – a track-only monster from its Special Projects program based in Maranello. Taking influences from legendary Ferraris, this one-off model hints at the brand's journey ahead. Vying for attention with past bespoke cars such as the GTC4Lusso–inspired BR20, 812 GTS–based SP51, and F8 Tributo’s SP48 Unica last year, the KC23 will make its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The twin-turbo V-8 under the hood carries over from the 488 GT3 race car, with Ferrari not revealing its maximum output. However, they did state in their press release that the KC23 had always been intended to be radical and unconstrained by homologation regulations. This is evidenced by their incorporation of adjustable panels along each side and a motorsport-style, detachable rear wing. Further merging Vision Gran Turismo concept and 499P Le Mans styling, a thin and low fascia leads the way to an aggressive diffuser at the back and two-piece center-lock wheels. Depending on how you configure the rear wing and side air vents, you can switch between a sleek profile or a dominating look.
This particular Ferrari Special Projects car, the KC23, boasts features taken directly from the 488 GT3 race car. Notable among those is a set of air conditioning vents to keep the driver cool on hot laps, as well as a roll cage for safety. Instead of a traditional rearview mirror there are three screens in its place. While the price is not known, this one-off has the added benefit of being put on display the Goodwood Festival of Speed in U.K., running from July 13–16, and then later at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello until October 2.
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