Take a moment to catch your breath.
What happens when you take one of the most powerful hypercars ever produced, the Ferrari LaFerrari, and make it better? You get this monster.
The FXX-K, the new research and development program being embarked upon by Ferrari with a highly select group of Client-Test-drivers, will be unveiled this weekend during the Finali Mondiali at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
Explaining the 'K'
The program centers around a laboratory-car based on Maranello’s first hybrid, LaFerrari. The K in the new car’s moniker refers to the KERS kinetic energy recovery technology used to boost performance on the track. The FXX-K joins the non-competitive XX Programs managed by the Corse Clienti Department in Maranello and thus far aimed at the owners of the exclusive FXXs and 599XXs.
Unfettered by homologation and racing regulations, the FXX K was developed to be completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations that will guarantee an unprecedented driving experience.
The car’s enormous potential can be summed up in a few short but telling figures: an overall power output of 1,050 cv of which 860 are produced by the conventional V12 engine with the remaining 190 cv delivered by the electric motor, plus total maximum torque exceeding 900 Nm.
A focus on delivering maximum efficiency at every stage of every track lap has resulted in extensive but integrated work on the entire car body in terms of both active and passive aerodynamics.
Concepts conceived out of WEC participation
The FXX-K also incorporates highly effective downforce generation and aero balance concepts debuted and developed in the GT category of the WEC, which Ferrari won on three consecutive years. The result is downforce of 540 kg at 200 km/h.
Vehicle dynamics are further improved by the adoption of Pirelli slicks complete with sensors that monitor longitudinal, lateral and radial acceleration, as well as temperature and pressure. This ensures an accurate analysis of the interaction between the tyre and track surface, providing even more vital data to enable the traction control system to guarantee maximum performance.