1035-horsepower hybrid Ferrari FXX K – Review

Recently, Ferrari introduced a new range-topping model in its lineup, FXX K – a track-only version of the plug-in hybrid LaFerrari. The main inspiration of this supercar comes from the limited edition Ferrari FXX that was produced between 2005 and 2007. Let us see what makes 2015 FXX K different and better than LaFerrari.

2015 Ferrari FXX K

Powertrain & Performance

Based on LaFerrari, the FXX K uses same powertrain featuring 6.3 liter F140 V12 engine with electric motor and kinetic energy recovery system (KERS). This hybrid system collectively generates maximum 1035 horsepower (85 hp up than LaFerrari) and 900 Nm torque. The gearbox is also derived from LaFerrari, which encloses a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Moreover, it employs double wishbone suspension on front axle, and multi-link suspension on the rear one. The FXX K records 0-100km/h acceleration in just 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 350km/h.

2015 Ferrari FXX K

Styling & Design

Just like its powertrain, the overall design of Ferrari FXX K is also borrowed from the LaFerrari. However, the automaker has mildly restyled the car to improve the downforce and deliver on-track performance. For instance, the FXX K is 11 inches longer and 2 inches wider than LaFerrari. The front end is loaded with two-profile spoiler, a large splitter and the headlights concealed with a similar strip that appears on the sidelines. Coming to the rear end, it has a mobile spoiler with tailfins, while each fin carries a small wing on the end.

2015 Ferrari FXX K

Features & Dynamics

The Ferrari FXX K takes some of its features from LaFerrari, while a few are newly introduced. The derived features are racing ABS brakes, E-Diff electronic differential and F1-Trac traction control. Besides, the manufacturer has introduced four driving modes; namely Qualify, Long Run, Fast Charge and Manual Boost. Qualify Mode helps delivering maximum performance on short distances, while Long Run is engaged for long distance driving. Similarly, Fast Charge allows quicker battery recharge and Manual Boost produces maximum torque consuming entire power output.

Ferrari FXX K

Price & Availability

It is definitely not easy to put your hands on to the new Ferrari FXX K, as it has a price tag of €2.5 million ($3.2 million). So far, the company has delivered only one unit of this track-only sports car, which was received by the Yas Marina Circuit at Abu Dhabi for 2014 Ferrari Finali Mondiali. Being part of a Client-Test-Driver program, this car will be driven by the owners of previous XX models in a special test program.

Without doubt, the Ferrari FXX K is the most innovative sports car manufactured by the Italian automaker. It will definitely continue the legacy of Ferrari in motorsport division, and would successfully compete with the hybrid track-based sports cars like McLaren P1 GTR.

Rugal has spent most of his life in, around and under cars, from a childhood filled with Matchbox cars to bloodied knuckles as an ASE-certified mechanic and, since 2006, as an automotive journalist.