As if the Ferrari FXX-K wasn’t extreme enough for Ferrari to market to its hand-picked customers as a high-performance, limited-production model that’s actually a research and development vehicle under the guise of a track-only race car, the Italian carmaker has developed its hypercar even further to come up with the Ferrari FXX-K Evo.
To be available both as an extremely limited-edition model and as an upgrade package for the FXX-K, the Ferrari FXX-K Evo was developed using what Ferrari has learned from all of the race series it competes in, from Formula 1 and the GT3 and GTE races to its Challenge single-make championship which bears its name. And like all previous XX Cars starting from the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari-derived Ferrari FXX, the FXX-K Evo is neither street legal and cannot be used as a race car. Instead, it has its own dedicated program, and that’s to be a closed-wheel laboratory car driven by a small, highly-select group of Ferrari clients who also happen to be supercar enthusiats “eager to share the development of technologically-innovative content” with Ferrari’s technicians.
During the FXX-K Evo’s development, one of the first things Ferrari started working on was to reduce its overall weight, and by drawing on its experience in working with carbon-fiber components, it succeeded in making the vehicle lighter despite equipping it with new elements like its fixed rear wing.
In line with that, Ferrari’s engineers also worked with the Ferrari Style Center’s designers to create an evolved aerodynamics package for the FXX-K Evo, ” to push to the very limit the performance of a model that already represents the state-of- the-art in terms of Ferrari track-only supercars,” and give it downforce figures that are very close to those produced by GT3 and GTE race cars.
To put those in figures that are easier to understand, the Ferrari FXX-K Evo’s downforce coefficient has improved by 23 percent over the FXX-K, or a 75 percent increase on the Ferrari LaFerrari road car from which both cars were derived from, with downforce at 200 kph measured at 640 kg and at over 830 kg when the car reaches its red-line speed.
As impressive as those figures are, Ferrari failed to disclose exactly how many units of the Ferrari FXX-K Evo it will produce, both as complete turnkey products or as upgrades to current FXX-K units.
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