Rumormill: Ferrari LaFerrari Spider and FXX Confirmed for 2015
The Laferrari FXX and the LaFerrari Spider have been in the rumormill for quite some time now. The FXX has already been spotted testing on the Nurburgring track, but unlike McLaren, Ferrari has yet to confirm a track-only LaFerrari is underway. Same goes for the LaFerrari Spider, which is rumored to join its coupe sibling sometime in 2015.
However, a new report coming from CAR suggest both LaFerrari spin-offs are set for a 2015 launch. Production is likely to commence as soon as the last of the 499 LaFerrari coupes leaves the assembly line, with both supercars to be built in very limited quantities. Much like the previous, Enzo-based special-edition Ferraris, both LaFerrari derivatives will be offered to the company’s most exclusive customers.
CAR also reveals Ferrari is currently working on no less than nine new vehicles, but until we can get hold of more information on that matter, let’s have a closer look at the LaFerrari FXX and LaFerrari Spider.
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Why it matters
It is widely known that numerous Ferrari customers are looking for more than just powerful and fast cars to fill their garages up. Nowadays, Ferrari’s success revolves around some of the most exquisite and exclusive supercars, and the LaFerrari FFX and Spider come to further enhance that status. Only a handful of wealthy Ferrari customers will get the chance to buy them, and that’s exactly what keeps a devoted collector happy. What’s more, once the LaFerrari FXX reaches its lucky owners, the FXX legacy that began with the mighty Enzo will return to keep the petrol flowing through our veins.
According to CAR, the LaFerrari Spider will be built in only 50 units, with each example to cost around £2 million.
Essentially a chopped-off LaFerrari, the LaFerrari Spider will hit the exclusive supercar niche under different circumstances. If you thought the LaFerrari was rare and expensive, you might want to reconsider that thought. According to CAR, the LaFerrari Spider will be built in only 50 units, with each example costing around £2 million. That’s nearly $3.5 million as of 07/16/2014, making it twice as expensive when compared to the LaFerrari hardtop.
Besides a removable top, the LaFerrari Spider will mirror its coupe sibling in the design and technology departments. The drop-top will benefit from the same hybrid powertrain that combines a 6.3-liter, V-12 gasoline engine and an electric motor that team up to generate 963 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to send the supercar flying from naught to 60 mph in about three seconds and up to a top speed of 217 mph. Remove the top, hit the gas and you no longer need a hairdresser.
Unlike the Spider, the LaFerrari FXX won’t be allowed on public streets. The Italians won’t even bother to homologate it for road use, as the FXX will be confined to the race track. What’s more, although customers will have to fork millions of dollars for one of these track-only machines, they won’t be able to take their FXXs at the end of the day. Only Ferrari will get to look after the cars and transport them to and from private track events.
Unlike the LaFerrari Spider, the FXX will also benefit from an upgraded drivetrain.
Design-wise, the FXX will stand out by means of an aerodynamic body kit that will include revised front and rear fascias, and an updated rear wing. Thorough suspension tweaks will improve the car’s handling and cornering capabilities, while the interior will lose some of its bells and whistles along with a few pounds. Unlike the LaFerrari Spider, the FXX will also benefit from an upgraded drivetrain. CAR reports Maranello is looking to meddle with the powertrain until it generates no less than 1,050 horsepower, nearly 90 ponies more when compared to the standard supercar. If this number proves to be accurate, the LaFerrari FXX is set to become the first Ferrari to reach into 1,000-horsepower territory. Add the fact that only 30 units will be built, and you have a future collectible standing before you.