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Trevor Collett | May, 01 2014 | 3 Comments

Ferrari’s track-focused LaFerrari XX hypercar will reportedly feature a turbocharged V6 engine, inspired by Ferrari’s Formula 1 program.

According to Top Gear UK, not only will a slightly more user-friendly version of the F1 V6 be installed in the LaFerrari XX, but a portion of the hybrid electric drive-train will also make the transition.

Ferrari’s Sporting Activity Department boss, Antonella Coletta, reportedly confirmed the arrival of the LaFerrari XX “in January or February next year” while speaking at the recent Ferrari Racing Days event in Sydney.

Details on power figures and other specifications are thin at this stage, but outputs could exceed the already-hot ‘regular’ Ferrari LaFerrari, powered by a hybrid system paired with a naturally-aspirated 6.3 litre V12.

Combined power for the road-going model is already 708kW with more than 900Nm of torque, but as the XX will be focused on lap times rather than outright power, there’s a chance the turbo V6 hybrid’s combined output may not even equal the V12.

Matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the LaFerrari can hit 100km/h from rest in 2.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed beyond 350km/h.

It is unclear at this stage whether the same seven-speed transmission will carry over to the LaFerrari XX, or if Ferrari has an even more performance-focused transmission in mind.

The Ferrari LaFerrari XX was spied testing last month at the Nurburgring, followed by rumours the hypercar has already cut a 6m35s lap around the famous German circuit; soundly beating the 6:47.50 production car lap record set by the Pagani Zonda R in 2010.

A LaFerrari mule was filmed testing at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit last year with what was thought to be an early version of the new F1 power unit. What the test car may have carrying, however, was the V6 engine destined for the XX.

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