If you believed the Ferrari FXX-K was extreme, now the Prancing Horse brand has made a much wilder track-only car.
Based upon the LaFerrari, the FXX-K track car debuted in 2014. It loaded a 6.2-liter V-12 and electric motor for a combined 1,035 hp. Now, Ferrari is developing off that model with the FXX-K Evo, offered as an “extremely limited-run model” or as an upgrade plan for current XX cars. The new car is lighter compared to its predecessor and features a host of aerodynamic upgrades, consisting of a new set rear wing that works in tandem with the active spoiler.
Recently designed front and rear bumpers, an upgraded underbody, new front brake air consumption, and other enhancements help increase the Evo’s aerodynamic performance. The car boasts a 23-percent enhancement in the downforce coefficient from the FXX-K, and a 75-percent enhancement from the LaFerrari road car. Overall, the FXX-K Evo produces a massive 1,410 pounds of downforce at 124 mph. At the FXX-K Evo’s top speed, that number boosts to 1,830 pounds. To accommodate the vehicle’s new aerodynamic prowess, Ferrari modified the suspension.
Inside the cabin, Ferrari used the F1 treatment. The interior includes a KERS Manettino dial in addition to a bigger 6.5-inch video camera screen. This screen shows essential data such as lap times and the status of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System.
The Ferrari FXX-K Evo will take part in the 2018/2019 racing season that covers from March to October. As is standard with its XX cars, it will also participate in the Finali Mondiali weekend at the end of the season.
Maybe just as important as its racing ambitions, Ferrari is using this vehicle as a laboratory on wheels. New innovations used on this track car could benefit Ferrari’s future road vehicles.