Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K Bought by Google Exec Benjamin Sloss
The 2015 Ferrari FXX K was unveiled on December 2, 2014 and in a little over a week, it’s come close to breaking the Internet. In the few days since its debut, we’ve read and heard so many things about the track-spec LaFerrari and each of these instances came to the same conclusion: the FXX K is otherworldly. The latest news about the FXX K comes by way of The SuperCarKids, which is reporting that Google Vice President and notorious gearhead Benjamin Sloss has acquired one of the 32 available examples of the FXX K.
Technically, “acquired” isn’t the right word to use because in the traditional sense, as Sloss doesn’t get to take his FXX K home with him. What he did by shelling out a reported $2.7 million for the car was to buy the privilege of driving the hybrid supercar during specific track days that Ferrari announces at its discretion.
Nevertheless, all 32 models were already accounted for even before Ferrari unveiled the FXX K and Sloss is the first to confirm the purchase, having reportedly done so on his Instagram account. The said post, which featured his wife sitting comfortably behind the wheel of the FXX K, has since been taken down. But according to The SuperCarKids, Sloss indicated that “he bought one of the 32 units, so that he and his wife can race at the same time.”
Sloss’ history as a noted Ferrari owner certainly qualifies him to get the first crack at being one of the lucky owners of the FXX K. Even with the complicated ownership process attached to the car, that apparently didn’t stop Sloss from opening up his checkbook for the chance to "own" the FXX K.
Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari FXX K.
Why it matters
Ferrari’s special XX line is noted for its limited status, so the exclusivity attached to the Ferrari FXX K doesn’t come without any merit. Only those with a history of buying Ferraris are invited, and from the looks of things, Benjamin Sloss is a part of this ritzy club, giving him the opportunity to own just about any car Ferrari builds.
To his credit, Sloss isn’t just a well-recognized Ferrari connoisseur; he’s also an equal-opportunity enthusiast who also has a McLaren P1 in his collection. If Ferrari’s rumored buying requirements for the FXX K is also to be believed, it’s likely that Sloss also has a LaFerrari neatly tucked in somewhere, presumably in his garage where all his other high-priced exotics like the Ferrari 599XX Evo and the 458 Speciale can be found.
Such is the life of a man who has the mean to afford these incredibly limited supercars. We’re not trying to rain on his parade, but we do admit to being a little bit envious of the man, his existing collection, and his latest supercar purchase.
There are only a handful of words that come to mind when describing the Ferrari FXX K. That said, we’re not going to play any word games trying to come up with the right ones to encapsulate just how ridiculous the track-spec supercar is.
What we’re here to do is to talk about the car itself, beginning with its radical design that uses generous amounts of carbon fiber spread throughout its body. The FXX K is probably the closest thing to the Koenigsegg One:1 as far as its sophisticated aerodynamic capabilities are concerned. The rear fins, in particular, aren’t just unique to look at; they also serve the clear purpose of reducing drag, allowing the car to produce a startling amount of downforce at speeds of 124 mph.
Any discussion about the Ferrari FXX K would be silly without talking about the car’s hybrid powertrain. In this case, the track-spec racer boasts a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine and an electric motor that combine to deliver 1,050 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. The addition of a HY-KERS system also means that lost energy can be recouped quickly, ensuring that the FXX K can go on long, sustained runs on its way to accomplishing some mind-bending times, including a 0-to-60-mph time of just 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.
The FXX K costs $2.7 million and even with that kind of scratch, all 32 models of the race-spec hybrid monster are already accounted for.
Source: The Supercarkids