Today we shared a video of some early 2000s Ferrari F1 cars pounding around the Mugello Circuit in Tuscany, Italy and reminding us all how lame today’s hybrid-era F1 cars sound. During that same event customers of Ferrari’s ‘XX’ program also took to the track, giving those in attendance a rare glimpse at what the Ferrari FXX, 599 XX and FXX K are really capable of.
The FXX is based on the coveted Ferrari Enzo and the 599 XX is based on the front-engine 599, while the FXX K is based on the LaFerrari. All three are fast, but the FXX K, with its F1-inspired kinetic energy recovery system, active aerodynamics and 1,000+ horsepower drivetrain is in another league. That’s probably why YouTube’s Marchettino decided to focus on the FXX Ks when filming at the recent Ferrari-themed track day rather than the FXX and 599 XX, as amazing as those latter two are.
Watch and listen as the FXX K races around Mugello in Marchettino’s video embedded above. It’s easy to become enamored with the sound and speed of the cars, but be sure to pay attention to the brakes as the drivers slow for the corners – they glow red hot like a 1990s Whirlpool stove’s heating coils. The tray-style rear spoiler is also entertaining to watch as it deploys from and retracts into the FXX K’s rear bodywork.