Autumn 2023

New One-Off Ferrari

The wraps are off the KC23, Ferrari’s latest one-off, bespoke-designed around a brief from one of the marque’s most passionate collectors.

The latest in the marque’s Special Projects programme, KC23 one-off is a bold and extreme vision of what the closed wheel racing of the future may look like.

A superlative new take on the most successful track car in Maranello’s 76-year history, the 488 GT3 in its ‘Evo 2020’ version, pulls off the incredible feat of exuding 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 an imposing rear wing.

Given the extreme nature of its engine, chassis and suspension set-up, the KC23 was designed exclusively for non-competitive track use.

From the 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 while also providing a tantalising glimpse of the future of supercars. That challenging goal demanded that every single one of the 488 GT3 Evo 2020’s lines be redesigned, glass surfaces and light clusters included.

“The result is that the car has a monolithic beauty, as if it were sculpted from a single block of metal. The design also hides several of the car’s technical functions, particularly the side air intakes, which open automatically when the mid-rear V8 twin turbo is turned on. This gives the KC23 an almost lifelike look, as its shape changes depending on what it being used for. The rear wing is also removable to underline its clean, formal lines when not on the track,” says Ferrari.

The surface treatment is smooth and seamless, with sharp angles reduced to an absolute minimum to underscore the KC23’s spare, sinuous purity in the pursuit of an iconic, futuristic design that will stand the test of time. The KC23’s butterfly doors open vertically on single front hinges, an architectural solution it shares with another iconic supercar, the LaFerrari.  

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