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LaFerrari FXX K Goes Vroom with a Monstrous 1036bhp
A real monster on the track, the LaFerrari FXX K, boasts of extreme aero credentials and a colossal 1036 in horsepower. This incredible racing
superpower will serve as a test-bed for futuristic technology.
The LaFerrari FXX K is exclusively designed for track racing; and it comes right at the time when we were convinced that a 950bhp hybrid LaFerrari worth
£1m is the zenith of the capabilities of Ferrari’s engineering and design department.
Ferrari’s ingenious team has taken the wraps off a faster and incredibly extreme derivative of the LaFerrari, the LaFerrari FXX K, and proved that extreme
can be perfected.
The LaFerrari FXX K
The FXX K is built to run only on the track and is available exclusively to pre-selected purchasers, who can drive the automobile only on special track
days. The buyers will be required to feed back telemetry information and express their opinions to hasten the future technological development.
The LaFerrari’s design team has retained the HY-KERS hybrid powertrain’s basic layout in the FXX K. The seven-speed dual clutch gear apparatus also stays.
Despite, the power output of the 6.3l V12 has been upped from 789bhp to a higher 848bhp by incorporating new camshafts. The power from the electric motor
is now 187bhp as against the earlier 161bhp, taking the total power output to a massive 1,036bhp.
While Ferrari is yet to release performance statistics, experts expect only a slight improvement compared to the standard model’s zero to 62mph time of
sub-3 seconds and the top speed of 217mph.
Design and Engineering Aspects
No legislations bind the FXX K as it will never participate in any FIA-approved racing event. Hence, Ferrari has taken all the liberty to build the most
extreme track car thus far.
The manufacturer has, for starters, removed the silencers. The exhaust note, therefore, effortlessly puts Ferrari’s existing F1 automobile to utter shame.
The aero package is as extreme as it could be and begins with a two-layered splitter at the front, a jutting that sits closed to the surface by 30mm.
Frontal end plates and perpendicular fins aid channelling air effortlessly down the car’s sides. The side skirts have fins protruding from them to ease
airflow over the wheels at the rear.
Nevertheless, the FXX K’s most significant feature is its atypical rear twin-spoiler. This helps increasing the active rear spoiler’s efficiency. This
spoiler is capable of deploying an extra 60mm whenever required. Resultantly, there’s 30% and 50% more downforce respectively in the aggressive
configuration and low drag configuration.
The LaFerrari FXX K is equipped with Pirelli slick tyres that ensure the former’s firm positioning on the track surface. The hi-tech tyre’s temperature,
air pressure and G-force sensors efficiently relay every bit of crucial information about the contact area between the tyre and the road.
Ferrari has revealed no information on how much its LaFerrari FXX K will cost. We, however, expect the racing monster to cost something that makes the Enzo
FXX’s £1m seem really trivial. Also, there’s no word about how many of these will be built. But it’s expected that like the Enzo FXX, Ferrari might roll
out 30 models of this extravagant racing beauty.