No, your expensive rare Ferrari track car doesn't need to stay at Maranello

We’ve all heard it. If you buy one of Ferrari’s ultra-rare road-going race cars, then you need to keep it stored at their factory. They’ll trot it out for you when you want to drive it, but otherwise it stays in their possession.
Well, this isn’t true as Road & Track found out. The “myth” was debunked by way of an Instagram post. Ferrari 599XX EVO owner Benjamin Sloss (an Executive at Google) posted a picture of one of his cars with the caption that sets the record straight (you can read that above).
R&T dug a bit deeper and asked Ferrari about all of this. The automaker says that no, you do not have to house your car within its Corse Clienti garage. You do, however, have to have a Ferrari technician and mechanic inspect your car prior to any track events you’ll be running. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Ferrari-run event or a private driving session, you need to have the Ferrari folks give your car the once over and the green light.
You can keep the car wherever the hell you want though, which shouldn’t really be a shock considering how much coin you’ve just spent to own said car.

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  1. mdharrell Avatar

    “…or just keep them in our garage and rub them with a diaper.”
    Really? Even I treat my vehicles better than that.

      1. CruisinTime Avatar

        Museum my ass bolt that on and lets rally.

      2. crank_case Avatar

        It’s still got three wheels pointing to the ground, that’s good going.

    1. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      I think he might mean a CLEAN diaper?

  2. Professor Lavahot Avatar
    Professor Lavahot

    That’s it?!?
    I’d be embarrassed to be seen in that car.

  3. Alff Avatar

    I hate it when OEMs require that you house your high end exotic in their facility. They should realize that it’s keeping me and others like me out of the market for their products.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      I’d actually appreciate the offer of extra storage space, but I couldn’t abide by the requirement of regular inspections by a competent mechanic/technician. This would just give my other vehicles unreasonable expectations.

      1. 0A5599 Avatar

        I think it’s more like the BS inspections at 24HOL. They want to make sure you didn’t add any cheaty-ness while the car was away from their vault. Or, at least, that’s the appearance they want to make for the other competitors.
        Speaking of which, did you get any good bribes during your stint as a judge? Probably not as substantial as Ferarri-owner bribes.

        1. mdharrell Avatar

          Despite the fact that there were some actual Ferarri owners competing in other cars, all I ended up taking home was a five-pound bag of Colusa Rose Calrose Rice. I declined to accept my share of Old Milwaukee Non-Alcoholic Beer. Someone else snagged the vintage mural van magazine.
          Clearly I’m new at this whole judgeship thing.

  4. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    If those are LED Christmas lights still hanging up late-summer my OCD (that I don’t even have) will go nuclear.

  5. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    If you keep your Ferrari in your own garage then you’ll have to take it to the racetrack somehow.
    On a trailer?
    But what to tow the trailer with?
    An older station wagon?
    Just have to get the towbar fitted.

  6. CraigSu Avatar

    Take away the prancing horse logos and you’re looking at a Panoz Esperante GTS.