Since the introduction of the Ferrari XX programme in 2005, the company has been actively pushing the boundaries of their vehicle’s on-track performance by applying their experience from Formula One, GT3, GTE and Ferrari Challenge. Introducing Ferrari’s latest work, the FXX-K Evo.
Unveiled at the Finali Mondiali – last stop in the Ferrari Challenge calendar, the FXX-K Evo is available both as an extremely limited-run model as well as an upgrade package for existing FXX-K owners. Like all cars under the XX programme, the FXX-K Evo is strictly for track-use only.
Taking the standard (although nothing about it is standard) FXX-K as base, Ferrari has brought down the FXX-K Evo’s overall weight thanks to innovative carbon-fibre crafting processes despite adding a larger twin-profile fixed rear wing. The front and rear bumpers were also modified for new aerodynamic profile.
As a result, the FXX-K Evo now boasts 23 percent better downforce coefficient or 75 percent increase compared to the road-going LaFerrari. At 200 km/h, the car now generates 640 kg of downforce compared to 540 kg on the standard car. Flat out, the massive aero generates over 830 kg of downforce. Due to the boosted performance, Ferrari had to adopt new front brake air intakes and recalibrate the suspension to adapt to the car’s new aerodynamic efficiency figures.
Despite the massive gains in aero, Ferrari maintained the 6.2-litre V12 hybrid powerplant with 1,035 hp and over 900 Nm of torque. Drive is deployed at the rear wheels via a seven-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission. The revisions done to the car collectively contributes to improved lateral acceleration in cornering, stability and, ultimately, exhilarating driving pleasure.
The cabin also benefits from a revised steering wheel for better ergonomics, larger 6.5-inch rear video camera and new telemetry display system with clearer graphics.