Ferrari just held the world premiere of the LaFerrari-based limited FXX-K EVO, which will also be an upgrade package for the existing XX cars. An extremely limited run model, the FXX-K EVO marks the evolution of the XX programme launched in 2005 with cars developed specifically to play an active role in the research and development programme which itself has become significant for innovation and performance. As was the case with the Evo versions of the FXX and the 599 XX, the Ferrari FXX-K Evo benefits from an extensive package that applies new concepts derived from all of the various track categories in which Ferrari competes with its cars: the Formula 1, GT3, GTE and Challenge, the latter being the single-make championship bearing its name.
Developed with design and performance cues from the racing world, adopting track-specific parts, the FXX-K EVO is not homologated for road use and will not be used in competition outside its dedicated programme.
The FXX-K Evo's V12 boasts of 1035.2 hp and 900 Nm of torque. Its downforce coefficient has been improved by 23% on the previous version, which is the equivalent of a 75% increase on the road car from which it is derived. Downforce of 640 kg is generated at 200 km/h and exceeds 830 kg at the car’s red-line speed.
The FXX-K Evo’s boosted performance also demanded new front brake air intakes which, although no wider to avoid increasing drag, are more efficient thanks to a complete redesign of the intake itself. Furthermore, the suspension was specifically calibrated to adapt it to the car’s new aerodynamic efficiency figures.
As did the previous cars, Ferrari explains that the new XX is aimed at a small, highly-select group of Ferrari Clients: supercar enthusiasts eager to share the development of technologically-innovative content with the Prancing Horse technicians, through driving a closed-wheel laboratory car.