Bonkers Ferrari FXX-K Evo unleashed

  • Bonkers Ferrari FXX-K Evo unleashed

Bonkers Ferrari FXX-K Evo unleashed

If you thought the Ferrari FXX-K was extreme, now the Prancing Horse brand has made an even wilder track-only vehicle. The FXX-K Evo comes available with a twin profile fixed wing which is going to collaborate in tandem with the active rear spoilers which happens to control the logic that Ferrari reprogrammed for the application. The track only auto will be produced in a very limited run of complete cars and will be offered as an upgrade to existing FXX-K cars. Like the original FXX-K, it's designed purely for the track, and isn't road-legal.

Inside, the FXX-K Evo gains an updated F1-derived steering wheel with integrated gear-shifting paddles and the KERS Manettino.

How has the Evo evolved compared with the already silly-fast FXX-K?

The aforementioned V12 engine produces 860 hp (641 kW) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-meters) of torque on its own, and is aided by an electric motor that produces 190 hp (140 kW).

Inside, the FXX-K Evo comes with a brand new steering wheel - it has built-in gearshift paddles along with controls for using the F1-inspired KERS (kinetic energy recovery system), a sophisticated party trick that gives the vehicle a "boost" when needed.

New additions the car's complex bodywork include revised front and rear bumpers, reports Autocar, along with a host of "turning vanes" positioned on the front wheel arches. Yet the FXX-K does exactly that - and now Ferrari's rolled out an even more advanced version. Its chief goal is to serve as a rolling laboratory for Ferrari's latest technologies, and so it is not homologated for road use and can not be used in competition outside its dedicated program. The XX program launched back in 2005 as an R&D program from Ferrari.

It now generates 640kg of downforce at 124mph and over 830kg at its top speed, but there are a few changes unrelated to extreme aerodynamic geekery. Ferrari brings the cars and support staff to the tracks, and the owners just have to show up and drive.