The successor to Ferrari’s famed FXX has been announced: the Ferrari FXX K. Unveiled in a press release yesterday, Dec. 2, the FXX-K is an “uncompromised” take on the hybrid LaFerrari, and the “K” in the name comes from the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) it utilizes.
The power figures of the FXX K are rated at 1,035 hp and more than 663 lb-ft of torque, an increase over LaFerrari’s 950 hp. New features added to the internals of the FXX K include new camshafts, a modified valve train with mechanical tappets, redesigned intake manifolds and a modified exhaust system without silencers.
In the FXX K, Ferrari has added four settings that the driver can select from in order to better control the car’s performance and KERS. The settings include:
- Qualify: Maximum performance with limited driving time.
- Long Run: Consistent performance.
- Manual Boost: Instant torque delivery.
- Fast Charge: Faster recharging for the car’s battery.
Visually, the FXX K has also seen a great number of modifications, with the most predominate being the twin-profile rear spoiler. Together with the mobile spoiler and new front splitter, the FXX K sees a 50 percent improvement in downforce in low drag configuration and a 30 percent improvement in the “more aggressive” downforce configuration.
Ferrari will unveil the FXX K to the world next weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. As for the car’s future, it will never be used in competition, as it has been untouched by homologation and racing regulations. Either way, we can’t wait to see one of these in action.