It appears the Ferrari FXX K wasn’t wild enough and so Ferrari has made its track-only machine even wilder.
After spending 12 months in the wind tunnel and over 20,000km testing on the road, the Italian brand has unveiled an updated version of race-inspired LaFerrari, the FXX K Evo. It features reshaped aerodynamics to increase downforce and drops a few kilos from its already light weight body.
However, Ferrari is remaining tight-lipped on some of the FXX K Evo’s details, including price, which will be offered for sale to only the most exclusive members of the Prancing Horse club.
Owners of the 40 existing FXX Ks won’t miss out either, with Ferrari offering to retro fit the new FXX K Evo kit for an undisclosed cost. While the cost to buy a new FXX K Evo off the shelf has not been revealed, it should be somewhere north of the $4 million odd buyers handed over for the FXX K.
Making its styling standout is the new rear spoiler which incorporates a large central fin to increase stability under yaw and two side fins – which Ferrari calls vortex generators – that stabilise air turbulence generated from the engine’s heat.
Upfront, the bumper has been reshaped with larger air dams for ventilation and underneath are more vortex generators. The rear wheel arches are also larger and reduce drag produced from the rear wheels, while around back the bumper has a different look. All of the changes improve stability at high speed and Ferrari says, compared to the FXX K, downforce has increased by 23 per cent at 200km/h and 75 per cent at its top speed - around the same figures as GT3 and GTE race cars.
The Evo weighs less than the 1165kg FXX K but the Italian manufacturer won’t say by how much.
Matching the new aerodynamics and lower weight is recalibrated double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, however, the drivetrain remains unchanged from its V12 petrol-electric hybrid layout which produces an almighty 772kW of power and 900Nm of torque when augmented by the electric kinetic energy recovery system (KERS).
Also carrying over, are the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes and Pirelli P Zero tyres.
Inside, a new steering wheel gets KERS Manettino system controls and there is a larger 6.5-inch screen to display the rear-view camera and improved telemetry information.
Lucky owners will also be part of the factory-backed XX program which will see the FXX K Evo test at nine tracks during next year’s 2018/2019 XX season.
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