Based on the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo, the new KC23 stands out not just for its exclusivity but also its groundbreaking paint technology.
In the illustrious world of supercars, Ferrari has again stolen the limelight with the official unveiling of the unique KC23. Crafted exclusively for a privileged client, this model takes inspiration from the race-oriented version of the classic 488 GTB.
The spotlight, however, isn’t solely on its unmatched exclusivity. The KC23’s most distinct feature is its unconventional paint, named Gold Mercury. While it might appear as a conventional shade of grey from a distance, a closer look reveals the presence of infused liquid metal, mimicking the finish of aluminum, a pioneering venture even for a brand synonymous with innovation like Ferrari.
Drawing design cues from the prototype 499P, the champion of this year’s 24-hour Le Mans race, the KC23 also sports scissor doors and a plethora of active aerodynamic elements. Its side panels, activated using a smaller motor, enhance airflow towards the powerhouse of the car. A detachable rear wing made of carbon fiber, side cameras replacing traditional mirrors, and slick-tired 18-inch wheels further elevate its aesthetic appeal. However, for grand events, the lucky owner has the option to mount 21-inch front wheels and 22-inch rear wheels.
Reflecting its race-oriented nature, the KC23’s interiors are reminiscent of a competition car. The cockpit features numerous controls on the steering wheel and central console, competition-specific seats with enhanced lateral support, and a digital dashboard offering comprehensive race details, complemented by a roll-cage.
Beneath its exquisitely crafted body lies a heart that thunders – a 3.9-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. While Ferrari has remained tight-lipped about its power, for context, the same engine in the 488 GT3 Evo punches out 600 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque.
Before it heads to its owner’s garage, car enthusiasts can feast their eyes on the Ferrari KC23 at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.