Ferrari is considering how it can make the 1,035 horsepower Ferrari FXX K even faster, the automaker’s commercial director Enrico Galliera revealed to Top Gear in a recent interview.
The FXX K is the most recent addition to Ferrari’s track-only XX program. The first of the ‘XX’ cars was the 789 horsepower Enzo-based FXX, which was followed up with the 850 horsepower FXX Evoluzione. Then came the 599XX, which Ferrari later upgraded to Evoluzione-spec by adding a DRS option.
The FXX K was just introduced late last year, but already Ferrari is considering a faster Evoluzione version. Ferrari doesn’t yet know how it will make the FXX K faster, but greater levels of downforce, more horsepower and a quicker-shifting transmission would be par for the course.
“Y’know, the philosophy of the company is that as soon as we introduce a new product, we then immediately start working on how we can improve it next time,” Galliera told TG. “So, even for the FXXK we are thinking about potential evolutions, but we don’t have it yet. As soon as our technical development identify something that can make a big improvement, we will evaluate it, but at the moment we don’t have anything.”
“We are now completing the final deliveries of FXXK, and once we finish build and delivery, then we will really start work on how to improve it,” he added.
Galliera also said Ferrari isn’t interested in setting Nurburgring lap records like its competitors at Koeniggsegg, McLaren and Porsche. The company would rather focus on building pure, visceral cars that are fun to drive rather than chasing lap times for bragging rights.
“…the key for us is to have our clients drive our cars after the competitors and climb out saying “wow, this is the one”. It’s not about the fastest timed lap, it’s about the feeling the car gives you. The sound of this V12 is all part of the experience, it’s like an old F1 car.”
Click here to read Galliera’s full interview with TG on Ferrari’s increasingly popular XX program.