Forget classic Ferraris, forgot you 599 GTO, forget even your LaFerrari. What you see here is in our eyes one of the best looking Ferrariâ€™s ever made. And it goes by the name Ferrari FXX-K.
You might remember that FXX name, or more specifically the 2005 FXX or the 2010 599XX, the former based on the Enzo and the later the 599, and both completely bonkers specialised track versions of their road going counterparts. Made in very, very exclusive numbers and costing almost unbelievably expensive price tags, the â€˜XXâ€™ badge is reserved for those Ferrari hold closest (read those who have the deepest pockets) to their hearts.
Dubbed a research and development programme, the car is based on the LaFerrari, Maranello’s first hybrid model and will grace the world’s tracks from next year onwards. The K in its moniker is a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximising its track performance.
Much like previous â€˜XXâ€™ cars from Ferrari, the FXX-K wonâ€™t be used, but rather offered to an exclusive group of â€˜client-test driversâ€™ with whom the prancing horse will roll out a test programme over the coming two years.
The car’s enormous potential is attested to by the combined power output of 772kW, 632kW from the glorious 6262cc V12 motor and 139kW from its electric motor. Maximum torque is in excess of 900 Nm.
The 6.2-litre V12 features new camshafts, a modified valve train with mechanical rather than hydraulic tappets and redesigned. Polished intake manifold allows the FXX-K to breathe in easier and the removal of the exhaust silencers allow it have a good shout on the exhale.
A completely new front end now features a huge splitter taken from Ferrariâ€™s GT exploits, with an all manner of vents, winglets and spoilers allowing the FXX-K to slip through the air in a way that only science can explain.
However itâ€™s around the back where things start getting interesting. The tail section is now higher and the mobile spoiler extends further for a total increase in extension of 60mm when fully deployed. Those fins on either side, besides looking super-cool act as guide vanes in the low drag configuration and boost the spoiler’s downforce efficiency. Speaking of, downforce is up by 50% generally, and 30% when in full track attack mode. At 200km/h, thatâ€™ll be just over half a ton (540kg) of downforce!
Ferrari haven’t revealed performance figures but remour has it it’ll smash the ton in a shade under three seconds. Expect it to pull your face whilst doing so, around corners too!
How much does it cost? Not even Ferrari are saying. No doubt if Ferrari offers you one of these, you donâ€™t ask how much, you just say â€œYes please!â€