The Ferrari FXX K, the brand’s track-honed variant of the LaFerrari, already boasts some pretty spectacular specifications, but at the 2017 Finali Mondiali, Ferrari ushered in something even better: the FXX K Evo.
Short for “Evolution,” the FXX K Evo boasts numerous weight, aerodynamic and other upgrades to create an even more potent track weapon. Before you ask, no, the car isn’t meant for the road because the brand doesn’t homologate it for a particular race series. It’s just a nice treat for those seeking the most hardcore Ferrari money can buy.
Ferrari says the updates found in the FXX K Evo stem from knowledge gained in its numerous race series, including Formula 1, GT3, GTE, and the Challenge one-make series. Ferrari didn’t add any extra power, however. Not that the FXX K needs it; the track-only supercar makes 1,035 horsepower from its V-12-based hybrid powertrain.
Instead, engineers focused on weight and aero. Ferrari didn’t specify a true weight figure, but the car weighs less than a regular FXX K, despite additional aero components attached. It did say, however, the FXX K features a rear-bias 41/59 weight distribution.
As for the aerodynamic bits, there’s a new fixed wing at the rear, front bumper and underbody tweaks, and a reworked double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension to handle the additional downforce created. For some concrete figures, Ferrari says the new wing works in concert with the previously attached active rear spoiler to make 1,410 pounds of downforce at 124 mph. The downforce rises to 1,830 pounds at the car’s limit.
The other major change is in the braking system. Ferrari added new front-brake intakes that are no wider than the regular FXX K’s. The intakes are completely redesigned to increase the car’s efficiency.
Aside from the engineering changes, Ferrari fitted a new steering wheel, driver mode selector, larger screen and new telemetry system to round out the changes for its most hardcore XX model yet. Ferrari will offer the Evo upgrades to existing FXX K owners, but it plans to build a limited number of cars as well in 2018.