Ferrari FXX K Revealed
By Ameya Naik
1 mins read
Published on December 3, 2014
Ferrari has officially unveiled the FXX K ahead of its debut at the Finali Mondiali in Abu Dhabi. Based on the LaFerrari, the company's first hybrid machine, it will be launched next year. The K in its moniker is a reference to the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) it adopts. The track-only FXX K will never be used in competition and has been developed to be 'completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations'.
Of course like all Ferraris, the FXX K will be offered only to an exclusive group of clients with whom the company will roll out a test program over the next two years. However, it is what's under the bonnet that intrigues us.
The FXX K unleashes a maximum output of 1021bhp, thanks to a 835bhp V12 engine and a 188bhp-churning electric motor. The maximum torque is over 900Nm. The 6.2-litre V12 internal combustion engine has been substantially overhauled for track duty. The car also gets new camshafts, and re-designed intake manifolds; also the mechanical tappets have replaced the traditional hydraulic efforts in the FXX K.
The intake manifolds also receive a special type of polishing treatment. The optimised HY-KERS system has a control unit that allows the driver to select from 4 different modes.
The list of the aforementioned modes includes the 'Qualify' mode, which gives maximum performance within a limited number of laps, the 'Long Run' mode that optimises performance consistency, the 'Manual Boost' mode that provides instant maximum torque delivery and the 'Fast Charge' mode, which is suitable for a faster recharge of the car's battery.
As far as the FXX K's dimensions are concerned, it is 194mm longer and 59mm wider than the LaFerrari, with 4896mm and 2051mm, respectively. However, it retains the same height of 1116mm as well as its 2650mm wheelbase. The front is dominated by a twin-profile spoiler and a larger splitter, which is 30mm lower than the standard one. The side sees new side skirts, while at the back the tail section is now higher and features a mobile spoiler with a small wing on each side.
The people at Ferrari say this has resulted in a 50 per cent improvement in down force in the low drag configuration and a 30 per cent improvement in the more aggressive down force configuration. This track focused car gets a five-position Manettino button on the steering wheel, which serves as a control unit for the intervention level of the E-Diff electronic differential, the F1-Trac traction control, the Racing SSC (Side Slip Angle Control) system and the high-performance ABS.
There is no word on the 0-100Km/h timings but we are sure that with all that power it will be a figure worth hiding. The company is also yet to reveal the production numbers and price.
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