2015 Ferrari LaFerrari EVOXX

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Everyone knows that each model developed by Ferrari will also get a track-focused version at some point, especially when we are talking about one like the LaFerrari . We are pretty sure that Ferrari is going to unveil an EvoXX version in the near future, so we have created a rendering (above) that might help you get a better idea of what to expect the track-ready version of the LaFerrari could look like.

Few details are known on the future LaFerrari EvoXX up to this point, but we expect to see a treatment similar to what we saw with the 599XX Evolution . Translated, this mean we will see some aerodynamic improvements, some white racing strips plus a different rear wing with two flaps.

Next to the exterior changes, the EvoXX version will most likely deliver a few more horsepower and will be lighter than the standard version. Ferrari will also add an updated suspension and race-inspired brakes.

Expect the new LaFerrari EVOXX to arrive sometime in the upcoming months. We’ll keep you updated as the EvoXX becomes clearer.

Click past the jump to read more about the LaFerrari EvoXX and the history of the Ferrari XX models.

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April 17, 2014 - LaFerrari XX testing at Nurbrugring

Ferrari LaFerrari EVOXX
Ferrari LaFerrari EVOXX
Ferrari LaFerrari EVOXX

Competition

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 R

Porsche 911 GT3 R

The 911 GT3 R has been mildly updated from its previous rendition and now includes an upgraded aero kit, better suspension and some extra electronic driver assistance features. You also get slightly wider wheels and axles, giving the GT3 R a stouter stance on the racetrack. Under the hood, however, things remain the same: a 4-liter boxer-six with 500 horsepower.

We’ll give you the fact that the GT3 R is significantly outmuscled by the LaFerrari, but the GT3 R has been optimized to keep its weight as low as possible and its handling extremely precise. The LaFerrari Ferrari has the extra weight of its electric drivetrain to deal with and a yet-to-be-race-tested suspension system. But, the factory LaFerrari boasts a 217 mph top speed (we expect about the same, if not more, from the EvoXX model) and the GT3 R “only” hits 195 mph – we’re so jaded…

Maserati MC12 Corsa Successor

Maserati MC12 Corsa

Though it has been denied before, the rumors of a LaFerrari-based Maserati racer have since resurfaced with a vengeance. With the resurgence of the rumors, we can only assume that a Corsa , or another racing-variant, will be available too.

This beast will feature one of two engines. The first possibility is the same 6.3-liter V-12 engine that the Ferrari uses, sans the electric motors. The only issue here is that Ferrari will likely require Maserati to detune the engine before giving them the rights to use it. This means that Maserati would have to focus greatly on minimizing weight to make it competitive. The alternative is to strap for turbochargers onto the Quattroporte’s 3.8-liter V-8 and crank out a full 900 horsepower with likely less weight than the LaFerrari EvoXX.

Add in the likelihood that the Maserati model will undercut the Ferrari by a huge chunk of cash, and you have a worthy competitor, if it ever makes it into production.

History of the Ferrari XX line

1989 - 1994 Ferrari F40 LM/Competizione

Ferrari F40 LM

After clamoring from F40 fans everywhere, Ferrari finally succumbed to the requests and offered the public a track-tuned variant of the F40 between 1989 and 1994. Only 10 units were built in total, with the first two carrying the name “F40 LM” and the last eight carrying the “F40 Competizione” name.

This racer pumped out a massive 700 horsepower at 8,100 rpm from its twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-8 powerplant. This allowed it to hit a top speed of 367 km/h (228 mph), which is 47 km/h (29 mph) faster than the stock F40.

Sure, the F40 LM/Competizione may not carry the “XX” badge, but it is where the entire line is rooted.

2005 - 2007 Ferrari FXX

Ferrari FXX

The Ferrari FXX is truly the first of the XX line and it had a production life lasting from 2005 through 2007. This Enzo on steroids pumped out 789 horsepower from its 6.3-liter V-12 engine – 138 horsepower more than the Enzo – cost a whopping $1.8 million and had a mammoth top speed of 243 mph.

On top of the base model’s production life, the FXX program continued for an additional two years under the “FXX Evoluzione” name. This package lowered the car’s aerodynamic drag, bumped the power to 850 ponies, reduced shift times by 20 milliseconds and installed an improved traction-control system. This package gave the FXX a 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 249 mph.

2009 – 2013 Ferrari 599XX

Ferrari 599XX

The 599XX , which was based on the 500 GTB, followed up the FXX Evoluzione program when it debuted in Geneva in 2009. This bad boy carried a 6-liter V-12 engine that put 700 horsepower to the pavement at 9,000 rpm. In addition to the power bump, the 599XX also was far lighter than its 599 GTB donor, thanks to lighter engine components, composite construction, and carbon-fiber body and brake pads. Additionally, the gearbox was modified to knock shift time down to 60 milliseconds.

As if the power wasn’t enough, the aerodynamics of the car were tuned to produce 617 to 1,389 pounds of downforce, depending on your speed.

Much like the FXX, the 599XX also received an Evoluzione package, creating the 599XX EVOThis package added in extra electronic controls, Pirelli rubber, a revised aero package, 35 kg (77 pounds) of weight loss, an automatic rear spoiler and a small bump to 740 horsepower. This upgrade sold for an outrageous £160,000.

Until the LaFerrari EvoXX debuts – if it ever happens – the 599XX is the end of the line for the entire XX lineup. Stay tuned for updates!


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