25 La Ferrari gets the "Double X treatment"

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Ferrari has revealed a track-tailored special edition of already special LaFerrari. The Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K is due for official launch later this week, at the Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit - the same venue where Formula 1 concluded the 2014 season.

Unlike the Formula 1 where Ferrari struggled to gain traction both, literally, on track and in terms of championship points, this track day special is almost guaranteed to be a success, with all FXX K cars soon to be sold out to select customers.

It was mildly surprising for me to see LaFerrari receive the "XX treatment" before the F12, which, without complicated KERS systems, would seem like a more straight-forward candidate for a conversion, and, potentially, more profitable as well.

It is, however, important to note that "Ferrari XX program" originated with Ferrari FXX - an adaptation of the LaFerraris predecessor Ferrari Enzo, and is likely treated as nothing more or nothing less than engineering experiment, as well as means of generating flashy headlines about new track records for cars which mildly resemble Ferrari street cars.

5y ago by FastestLaps
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remengo  5y ago

@saxy Zonda revolucion 748 bhp/tonne, FXXK 1165 Kg (unofficially 90 Kg less than LaFerrari) and 1036 bhp means 889 bhp/ton, both curb weights, even LaFerrari has more power to wight ratio than zonda Revolucion...mathematics...


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saxy  5y ago

I don't know... I still prefer a Zonda R, or better... Zonda Revolution. The Zonda has more DF, crazier styling, and is so much lighter. Power to weight is still in the Zonda's favor


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196ss  5y ago

I know this will never happen, but it is interesting to dream up on a series of competitions for hybrid hypercar, where we could see the rivalry between the FXX K, 918RSR and P1 GTR. I think it would be much more interesting than monocups.


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lamboboy  5y ago

I find this conversation funny.


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Fangio Man  5y ago

Well, if Ferrari makes another one, they can travel back before DeLorean built theirs. Or the exact other way around. XD


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FastestLaps  5y ago

But DeLorean would probably sue Ferrari, as DMC had a time machine first!


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Fangio Man  5y ago

Now that would be a literally killer machine.


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FastestLaps  5y ago

Lolololo.... and 2 years later they will have Ferrari TheFerrariDasIstFerrari FXX-CK THE SYS-TM which will finish a lap at Fiorano exactly 1 second before it started.


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NIN  5y ago

Based on how Ferrari claims their ultra-rare cars perform at Fiorano, the Ferrari FXXXXXXXXZ that comes out in 73 years will have a lap-time of exactly 1.0 seconds.


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BR2+  5y ago

I'd love to see other cars get tested at Fiorano, I wonder wat Ferrari would say.


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plus33  5y ago

599XX 1min 15s according to Ferrari. Enzo FXX 1min 16.5s. Evo vers -1 second ie 1min 15.5s.

La Ferrari XXK 1min 14s.


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196ss  5y ago

1:15 wаs clаimed for 599XX Еvo.


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man1  5y ago

599xx was at 1.17 not 1.15.


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FastestLaps  5y ago

Just a second over the 599XX - I would consider that a disappointment. But, yes, these numbers do look suspicious, to say the least.

I think we are getting heavily averaged and rounded up numbers. I am sure the actual times were better for all of these cars, they just came out with these round numbers exactly second apart, to make these results look as they please from the marketing standpoint.

These cars can do faster times I am sure. But they can get away with publishing abbriviated times, simply because it's Ferrari's own testtrack, and who will ever be there to challenge them?


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saxy  5y ago

wow. awesome car but ridonkulous Ferrari laptiming again. So The Ferrari FXX does 1:16. The 599XX Evolution does 1:15, then the Laferrari FXXK does... yes you guessed it, 1:14. Either way you put it whether the fxxk can do much faster or the 599XX Evo couldn't have done that time, it's just so obvious how they are just making numbers up. "1 second, no more, faster..."



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Fangio Man  5y ago

What about DueX K? :P


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BR2+  5y ago

OMG!! Those names are FXX IN hilarious!!!! How does one goe from a horrible name, (LaFerrari) To one of the best names, FXXK OF? I mean that is FXXK IN amazing, Literally FXXK ME SILLY!!



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BR2+  5y ago

lol Damn i didnt see the K part.

Also, Something interesting abou the 458 Spciale, Great from a business perspective, Fk'd up from a clients view.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/25/ferrari-458-speciale-buyers-options-secure-order-report/