Ferrari’s LaFerrari XX project has barely commenced, but it appears the Italians are already charging toward setting a new Nurburgring lap record for track-only vehicles.

Word has it the Maranello stable has already managed to run the famous course in 6:35, with an official announcement in the coming months. If the rumor proves to be true, the LaFerrari XX will become the fastest production-based, track-exclusive car around the `Ring, surpassing the Pagani Zonda R and its 6:47.50 lap.

Although the LaFerrari XX won’t be able to challenge the production car record, due to its track-only purpose, the track-only supercar will also be faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder, which clocked a 6:57 lap last September. The company has yet to announce a Nurburgring lap for the road-legal LaFerrari.

Additionally, the new racer will smash the records set by the Ferrari 599XXand the 312T, the Prancing Horse’s only race cars to have lapped the track in less than seven minutes. The former achievement was record in 2010, while the latter dates back to the 1975 Formula One season.

Click past the jump to read more about the LaFerrari XX.

Ferrari LaFerrari XX

2015 Ferrari FXX K Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Spotted for the very first time on the Nurburgring earlier this month, the upcoming LaFerrari XX is still a mystery, with powertrain and aerodynamic details currently unavailable.

However, the track-only supercar is expected to gain extra circuit skills via a new suspension setup, improved downforce, and an upgraded exhaust system. Additionally, Ferrari is likely to ditch some of the vehicle’s interior appointments for a race-spec cabin.

Why It Matters

Building a car that’s fast around the Nurburgring circuit is one of the best publicity stunts an automaker can pull. Sure, cars such as the Nissan GT-R Nismo needs such an achievement more than an extremely expensive Ferrari, but the company’s top level costumers are likely to enjoy and exploit this feat.

Source: Autoguide

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