Things are getting pretty racy over at Ferrari , as the company has just confirmed plans to build a racetrack-only version of the LaFerrrari hypercar titled the LaFerrari XX and will see big changes with the suspension and aerodynamics setups in the production car.
The breaking news comes way of Antonello Coletta, Ferrari’s head of Sporting Activity Department, at the ongoing Ferrari Racing Days in Sydney, Australia. “Now we are working on the new hypercar for the circuit, the LaFerrari XX,” Coletta admitted to Drive.com. "I hope that the new car will arrive on the circuit in January or February of next year.”
Coletta says Ferrari realizes improving the car’s power will be a difficult challenge as the car already makes an impressive 963 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque with its 6.3-liter V-12 engine and two electric motors. Though the power will increase, the biggest changes are said to be within the suspension tuning, tire choice, and aerodynamics.
“It will be completely different the handling, because it’s normal that the handling is different for the circuit and the road, says Coletta. The difference will be the slick tires, the aerodynamics, the electronics, the suspension, the shock absorbers.”
Though the rumors still fly about Ferrari reentering Le Mans , Coletta and the Italian automaker still deny any definite plans. “Now, we stay in F1 … For now Ferrari will not be in Le Mans but we will see, but it is absolutely not sure,” Drive reports Coletta saying. Catching an odd, Le Mans-style, LaFerrari racer testing is only adding fuel to these rumors.
The track-only LaFerrari XX follows in the footsteps already laid by the Enzo -based FXX and 599 XX. The car is expected to launch in 2015 for a price even larger than the production LaFerrari’s $1.8 million asking price.
Click past the jump to read about the LaFerrari EVOXX that we envisioned
The LaFerrari is Ferrari’s ultimate halo car, overarching every other model the automaker currently produces. It represents the most capable track car and most coveted product with only 499 set for production. (Not including the LaFerrari XX, we assume)
Power comes from a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine mounted mid-ship with 800 horsepower on tap. Supplementing that is a pair of electric motors that produce an extra 163 horses for a total output of 963. With all that power on tap, the car hits 60 mph in less than 3 seconds on its way to a 217 mph top speed. It has also lapped Florano under 1:20, making it five seconds faster than the Enzo and three seconds faster than the F12 Berlinetta.
Pricing starts at around $1.8 million, though with the limited supply, prices have shot upwards. Reports of the first second-hand transaction of a LaFerrari list the sale price of over $3.2 million.