The new Ferrari 499P Modificata was presented at the Mugello Circuit during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali 2023. The 499P Modificata is a strictly limited-series car for non-competitive track use, based on the 499P that triumphed in the centenary edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours in June 2023.
Designed for a very select clientele, the 499P Modificata acts as a track-only model developed directly from a racing car rather than a production model, but without the limitations imposed by technical regulations. While the 499P Modificata is based on the 499P, not having to comply with FIA WEC sporting and technical parameters has enabled Ferrari’s engineering team to introduce several significant modifications that enhance driving thrills and make the car’s performance more accessible.
Technical modifications between the 499P Modificata and the 499P include the electric axle and four-wheel drive that can be activated even at low speeds; a Push to Pass function, which offers drivers the option of an extra 120kW of power; specific tires developed by Pirelli, and a complete recalibration of the suspension set-up, electronic controllers and engine mappings.
The 499P Modificata retains the cockpit, with its single-seater layout, and ergonomics of the 499P, to provide an identical driving experience to that of the crew who triumphed at Le Mans.
Containing a hybrid powertrain, the vehicle combines a mid-rear mounted internal combustion V6 with an electric motor on the front axle. The system can deliver a maximum power output of 640kW, as it is not impeded by FIA-ACO regulations.
The powertrain is equipped with a 200kW electric motor with a differential and an energy recovery system (ERS), which recharges the battery during deceleration and braking. The 800V battery pack was developed using the company’s Formula 1 experience; the power unit is also coupled to a 7-speed sequential gearbox.
The cars will be fielded in the new Sport Prototipi Clienti program that, from 2024, will run alongside the existing F1 Clienti program. This enables 499P Modificata owners to participate in several events on international tracks every year, with Ferrari taking care of logistics, track-side assistance and maintenance.