In today’s video you’ll see the Ferrari KC23 making its world debut during the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed. This is a one-of-one bespoke car from the Special Projects program in Maranello based on the 488 GT3 Evo race car, with numerous styling cues inspired by past Ferraris, the one-off hints at the future of the prancing-horse brand.
On the surface, the KC23 has monolithic, sinuous good looks.It comprises sleek, undisturbed lines “as if it were sculpted from a single block of metal”.The Ferrari that you’re looking at isn’t a concept. Nor is it a production car. It is a completely one-off commission. A track-focused yet elegant state-of-the-art supercar born from the penmanship of Ferrari’s Centro Stile, led by Flavio Manzoni, and one very imaginative, passionate and exacting customer.
Under the skin is the heart and soul of the 488 GT3 Evo 2020. The 488 GT3 is the most successful track car in Maranello’s 76-year history, racking up over 530 victories and 119 championship wins, which isn’t a bad platform from which to construct the ultimate private Ferrari. Given the extreme nature of its V8 twin-turbo engine, chassis and suspension set-up, the KC23 has been designed exclusively for non-competitive track use as opposed to the road.
But at standstill, the aerodynamic and cooling tricks hide themselves away. These active features revert to showcase sleek, undisturbed lines and sinuous form. It has a pure monolithic beauty, as if it were sculpted from a single block of metal.The cabin has been kept as pared-back as the race car, with the exception of door panels and a dashboard finish on the passenger side. The button-covered steering yoke and panel of rocker switches are pure endurance racing.