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2015 Ferrari FXX K

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The Ferrari FXX K (AKA the track-only LaFerrari) has finally made its debut. Check out all of its hybrid supercar awesomeness at TopSpeed.com!
  • Ferrari FXX K
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    7-speed DCT
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1050
  • Torque @ RPM:
    663
  • Displacement:
    6262 cc
  • 0-60 time:
    2.8 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    217 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    1500000 (Est.)
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The spiritual successor to the bonkers Enzo FXX

Enzo Ferrari had always been reluctant to build and sell road cars, but he had to do so in order to fund Scuderia Ferrari, the company’s main arm since its historical foundation in 1929. As the brand moved away from sports car racing in 1973 — continuing as a Formula One team only — Ferrari became more of a road-legal sports car builder rather than a race car manufacturer. However, Maranello did not forget about its racing roots completely and it launched a special XX program that included a host of road-legal supercars turned to track-only machines. It debuted with the F40 LM in the late 1980s and continued with the Enzo-based FXX in 2005. The program continued with the 599XX in 2009, but remained dormant since then. The unveiling of the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari sparked rumors that a new track-ready supercar was underway and it all became reality when the FXX K was unveiled at the 2014 Finali Mondiali.

The latest vehicle in a line of track-prepped, limited-edition supercars is based on the LaFerrari and is the first to carry a hybrid drivetrain. Not only more powerful than its street-legal sibling, the FXX K is also more aerodynamic, lighter and quicker. It’s also a lot more exclusive, with only a few carefully selected customers having the privilege of ordering one. The FXX K also comes with its very own racing program, as well as an exclusive racing series on Formula One tracks around the world. The FXX K is finally official and we have just enough info to understand why this extreme LaFerrari is one of the most exquisite race cars ever built. Check it out in the review below.

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Video of the Day: Ferrari FXX K Running Road Atlanta

Video of the Day: Ferrari FXX K Running Road Atlanta

vroom vroom vroom

If only we could be behind the wheel. Unfortunately, we can’t, but we sure can watch and pretend we are ;)

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2018 Ferrari FXX-K Evo

2018 Ferrari FXX-K Evo

The ultimate LaFerrari!

When a high-profile carmaker such as Ferrari launches a great supercar like the LaFerrari, it’s difficult to imagine a way to significantly improve the design. But the team from Maranello has already done it twice. First, Ferrari launched the FXX-K, a track-only LaFerrari with enhanced aerodynamics. This happened back in 2015. Two years have passed, and the Prancing Horse found a way to make the FXX-K even more brutal. It’s called the FXX-K Evo, and it has more downforce than any Ferrari to date!

Launched at the 2017 Finali Mondiale of the Ferrari Challenge, the FXX-K Evo takes the familiar FXX-K to a new level in the same way that the Enzo-based FXX Evoluzione was a heavily upgraded FXX. Just like the FXX-K, the Evo is not homologated for road use, and production will be limited to only a few models. However, the Evo is also available as an upgrade to the standard FXX-K. The package includes many add-ons, starting with an aerodynamic kit built upon know-how obtained from the many racing series Ferrari competes in, including Formula One, GT3, GTE, and Challenge. It’s also lighter due to increased use of carbon-fiber and despite having a much larger rear wing. Yes, the FXX-K is a monster of a LaFerrari so keep reading my full review to find out more.

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Chris Harris Drives The LaFerrari FXX K, Goes A Bit Mad: Video

Chris Harris Drives The LaFerrari FXX K, Goes A Bit Mad: Video

… but honestly, can you blame him?

The LaFerrari is a massively impressive automobile. This thing is supreme hypercar royalty, boasting the absolute bleeding edge in go-fast technology. The Prancing Horse pulled no punches when it went about creating this one, and yet, Maranello felt there was still something more left on the table. Strip away any and all conciliations to road-going civility, add even more power, increase the downforce, and lighten the curb weight, and what you’re left with is this – the LaFerrari FXX K. Offered as the latest product in Ferrari’s XX customer racing program, of which the FXX and 599XX are also a part, the LaFerrari FXX K is about as brutal as they come when talking about a product from Maranello that doesn’t compete in Formula 1. And that makes it a fantastic fit for Internet superstar and new Top Gear co-host Chris Harris, who recently got a chance to pilot the mad machine at Daytona.

You might remember Harris’ stint in the LaFerrari FXX K from the first episode of the 24th season of the popular British motoring show, but luckily, this 7-minute video includes additional unaired footage of the experience for your viewing enjoyment. In addition, there’s plenty of footage of the red speed-maker tearing it up on track, complete with the howl of the Italian V-12 and Harris’ excited commentary.

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Ferrari FXX K Takes the Monza Track by Storm: Video

Ferrari FXX K Takes the Monza Track by Storm: Video

And it’s chasing another LaFerrari!

The Ferrari FXX K was a huge thing back in 2015. It was brand new, it took the LaFerrari to a new level, and everyone was raving about it. Sure, the FXX K is still an impressive machine in 2017, but you don’t hear that much about it. Well, until a cool video featuring two of the only 40 built surfaces the Interwebz.

As you probably know, all cars are being kept and maintained by Ferrari and given to their customers only during special track events. It sounds a bit silly given the multi-million-dollar sticker, but it’s terms you have to agree with when purchasing a race-spec "Prancing Horse."

It seems Ferrari just had such an event at the Monza track and an owner uploaded an in-car video to YouTube. The footage shows a blue and yellow FXX K lapping the Italian track and overtaking another race-spec LaFerrari in the process.

The owner was also kind enough to reply to some of the comments he received. When asked if the FXX K will reach Ferrari’s estimated top speed of 224 mph, he said that only very few straights allow the car to get close to 200 mph. He also mentioned that the car can be used in "Qualify" mode, which provides maximum performance, on a single lap before power runs out.

All told, it’s definitely not the fastest FXX K run I’ve seen, but impressive nevertheless.

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Ferrari FXX K Inspired New Hublot Watch: Video

Ferrari FXX K Inspired New Hublot Watch: Video

Prepare to spend more than you think for this new masterpiece from Hublot

Ferrari and Swiss watchmaker Hublot have a long and decorated history of collaboration. Over the years, we’ve seen a few of the creations that they’ve made, including the Big Bang Ferrari 305, the 250 GTO Classic Fusion, and the Big Bang Ferrari 60th Anniversary Edition, among others. Now we have the MP-05 LaFerrari, a watch that’s so ridiculously awe-inspiring that Hublot even created a CGI-laden promotional video featuring the Ferrari FXX K doing some stunts in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that the actual version wouldn’t be caught dead doing in real life.

Lest we forget though, the actual star of the video is the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire, the newest addition to the MP-05 LaFerrari family of super watches. The familiar futuristic design of the MP-05 is alive and present in this one. The only difference is that this particular case is made from sapphire blocks that have been machined from more than 600 hours of workmanship specifically to make its peculiar shape. It also features ultra lightweight carbon components and has 11 series-coupled barrels set in a spine formation that takes control of the movements inside the watch. All told, the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire has 637 unique components and even with all those minute items, it only weighs 53.5 grams. On top of all that, it has a 50-day power reserve, which apparently is the first of its kind from Hublot. Who knew, right?

The watch was even the star of an exclusive pre-release that was held at the Ace Museum in Los Angeles. Imagine that. I guess it’s not hard to considering that a single MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire costs $250,000, which, believe it or not, is more expensive than buying a brand-new Ferrari 488 GTB. Oh yes, the price of luxury certainly knows no bounds.

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Ferrari FXX Ks Having A Party Around The Mugello Circuit: Video

Ferrari FXX Ks Having A Party Around The Mugello Circuit: Video

21 of the existing 30 FXX K models are present in this video

If anybody has ever fantasized about owning a Ferrari FXX K, there’s a good chance that those dreams will remain just that: dreams. Don’t feel too bad because I count myself among this hopeful population. But I already know that I’m not ever going to own one of these mental track-only Ferraris, so I’ve resigned myself to live my fandom vicariously through those who actually own one.

That brings me to this video, which is arguably the biggest gathering of Ferrari FXX K owners in one venue. The incredible track day reportedly took place in Mugello, Ferrari’s home race track, where a total of 21 FXX K track-spec supercars took part in the festivities. You’ll notice in the video the different liveries of these FXX Ks so it’s safe to say that there was, in fact, more than a handful of them running roughshod around the circuit.

Its not just that 21 of the 30 existing FXX Ks were in attendance. That in itself is already awesome. But what makes hits video even more enjoyable is the sound of all those cars flexing that 1,050-horsepower output for fans like us to see and hear. And man, that rip-roaring engine sound is like a symphony. There’s 12 minutes worth of revving in this video, so you’re going to get your fill of it. Enjoy it as much as you can because you never know when a meet like this will happen again.

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Ferrari Parades The Entire Fleet Of "XX" Models In Mugello: Video

Ferrari Parades The Entire Fleet Of "XX" Models In Mugello: Video

Ferrari’s “XX” program has given birth to some of the most incredible performance Ferraris we’ve seen this millennium. The project began back in the early 2000s with the Ferrari FXX, a high-performance racer that was based on the Enzo. Production of the FXX began in 2005 and in the course of its life, 30 models were produced, each packing 789 horsepower and 506 pound-feet of torque from its massive 6.3-liter V-12 engine. Despite the limited quantities and the difficulties in owning one, the FXX became such a popular car that Ferrari followed it up with the even more exclusive, 850-horsepower FXX Evoluzione. To this day, the FXX Evoluzione is still considered the fastest car Ferrari has ever released, thanks in part to its 250 mph top speed.

When the FXX program was shelved in 2009, Ferrari turned its attention to its successor, the 599XX. Based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the 599XX followed the same blueprint as its predecessor. It was designed strictly for track use and was developed with pure and unadulterated performance in mind. As a result, the 599XX came with a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that produced in excess of 720 horsepower, accelerating at a breathless 9,000 rpm. And just like the FXX, the 599XX was quickly followed by the 599XX Evolution, a lighter and radically re-styled version that also had more power (740 horsepower) than its “standard” counterpart. The 599XX and the 599XX Evoluzione may not have been as quick as the FXXs, but these models featured the latest in automotive technology at the time, something it’s own successor, the FXX K, can proudly say as well.

For all intents and purposes, the Ferrari FXX K is the incumbent standard-bearer of the XX program. It’s based on the LaFerrari, which means that it also has a hybrid engine that produces a staggering 1,050 horsepower, 848 of which come from the hypercar’s 6.3-liter V-12 and the extra 187 ponies coming by way of an electric motor. It’s by far the most powerful of all the track-only XX Ferraris, although by account of its hybrid engine, it’s also somewhat muted compared to the ear-splitting shrieks its two predecessors routinely produce.

No more was that evident than during the recently-held Ferrari World Finals at the Mugello circuit. In about as rare an occurrence as you can find, all the Ferraris under the XX program paraded around the track in a show of force the likes of which none of us will see anywhere else. The video is over six minutes long and is best viewed with the volume in full blast.

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Ferrari FXX K On Board Footage At Imola: Video

Ferrari FXX K On Board Footage At Imola: Video

The 2015 Ferrari FXX K is a limited-edition supercar that is based on the LaFerrari, and is actually the first to make use of a hybrid drivetrain. It is more aerodynamic, lighter and quicker than the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari. Its V-12 engine and seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission propel it to a top speed of 217 mph. On the way to that ridiculously high top speed, it hits 60 mph from a dead stop in 2.8-seconds. These performance figures don’t come easy. To get there, the 6.3-liter V-12 engine – in combination with the 190 horsepower electric motor — puts out a total of 1050 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque.

All of that just goes to show you that with enough money, you really can buy happiness – assuming you’re one of the few customers that had the privilege of actually ordering the FXX K. For the rest of us, there is ample car porn out there – just like this recent Youtube video released by NM2255 Car HD Videos. What we get to see is 8-minutes and 19-seconds of On-board footage of the FXX K doing what it does best around the Imola circuit.

This is one of those times where you want everyone in the house, and maybe even the neighbors, to hear the sounds coming from your speakers. With that being said, turn up the sound and hit the play button. The sound of that V-12 engine as it travels to the redline is absolutely amazing. Enjoy the video.

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Ferrari FXX K In Action At Spa Francorchamps: Video

Ferrari FXX K In Action At Spa Francorchamps: Video

There are track cars that are meant to compete in FIA-sanctioned events and then there are track cars that exist just for the sake of going fast on a track. Because as great as the 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is, sometimes you just want to see what would be possible if you didn’t have to worry about all of those pesky rules. The 2015 Ferrari FXX K is one of these cars, and Ferrari describes it as “unfettered by homologation and racing regulations.” It’s something made just to see how great a road car-based track machine can be. The answer is that it is absolutely incredible, and here is a video that demonstrates that.

The footage was shot at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium, at what seems to be a special FXX K event (which is the only time owners get to drive them), because there are several of them out on the track. The track is actually wet as the cars are going around, and even though it isn’t pouring rain, a 1,036-horsepower hypercar on a wet track must be a pretty terrifying experience. It serves as a testament to how well the active aerodynamics work that none of the cars show so much as a hint of a loss of control.

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The Mrs Drives Her Ferrari FXX K At Fiorano: Video

The Mrs Drives Her Ferrari FXX K At Fiorano: Video

You’re probably familiar with Ferrari’s XX program. It allows customers to purchase track-only prototypes to assist with the development of cutting edge technology at circuits around the world. It started with the Enzo-based 2005 Ferrari FXX and was followed by the 2009 Ferrari 599XX. Now there’s the LaFerrari-based 2015 Ferrari FXX K, which is the fastest ever non-race car Ferrari around the company’s Fiorano test track.

Christine Sloss recently received this yellow and black example as birthday gift from her husband. She didn’t waste much putting her new birthday present to good use, as shown in this hour-long video of her driving the wheels off her new FXX K at Fiorano. The screaming V-12 sounds particularly fantastic, so crank those speakers. According to the video uploader, she posted a fastest time of 1:20.6, which is about 6.5 seconds off the fastest ever posted by an FXX K. Pretty damn good for non-professional racing driver, not to mention a girl, and not a bad way to spend a birthday, either.

The FXX K’s gas-electric hybrid drivetrain consists of an atmospheric 6.3-liter V-12 producing 860 horsepower, plus Ferrari’s HY-KERS electric motor and battery pack, adding another another 190 horsepower for a total of 1,050 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. It does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, tops out at 217 mph and has a sophisticated active-aerodynamics package that keeps it nailed to the track. Only 40 are being built, each costing around $3 million.
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Ferrari At The 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed: Video

Ferrari At The 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed: Video

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a veritable cornucopia of fast machinery. There’s a little bit of everything on hand, from the classic to the cutting-edge, fun street machines to deadly serious racers, production vehicles to specialized one-offs. Providing a car for each of these given categories was Ferrari, which made its presence known in a big, bold way, as evidenced in the above-featured video.

Most prominently, the prancing horse could be seen taking on the tricky 1.16-mile hill climb course that is Lord March’s driveway. Making the run were models like the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, 2015 Ferrari FXX K and 2009 Ferrari 599XX.

Kimi Raikkonen was on hand, taking the wheel of a Formula 1 car pulled from the 2010 season for a blast up the hill, giving all in attendance an earful of the much-loved 2.4-liter naturally aspirated V-8 we’d all prefer over the current turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6.

Derek Bell, a British endurance racing driver and five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, also drove a few Ferraris through the course, including the classic 512 S he brought to Belgium in 1970 for the 1000km of Spa-Francorchamps race.

Ferrari design chief Flavio Manzoni was in attendance as a judge at the concours event, where even more historic Ferraris were on display, including a 330 GT Vignale Shooting Brake.

While seeing all this Italian-awesomeness in person would be ideal, the video does provide a decent substitute. I would have preferred a bit more exhaust noise in the soundtrack, but seeing all that red at speed is a treat nonetheless.

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Ferrari FXX K Can Be Yours For $4 Million

Ferrari FXX K Can Be Yours For $4 Million

A dealership in Dubai is selling a lightly used 2015 Ferrari FXX K for €3.6 million or the equivalent of about $4 million. That’s an insane amount of money for any car, but when you consider that another dealership in Florida is trying to unload a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (on which the FXX K is based) for $5 million, this starts to look like somewhat of a bargain. Of course, because the FXX K can only be used on racetracks, you might get a lot more use out of the LaFerrari.

Ferrari is completely sold out of FXX Ks, so this might be your last chance to buy one before Ferrari’s first official Corse Clienti for these amazing cars starts later this month at the Hungaroring, near Budapest. Ferrari recently completed the FXX K’s final test session at Imola, so this will be the first time “client-testers” — aka rich guys who bought both an FXX K and the privilege of participating in its two-year test program — will get a go behind the wheel of their track-only, hybrid supercars.

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Ferrari FXX K Races On The Track: Video

Ferrari FXX K Races On The Track: Video

If you’re visiting this site, then chances are pretty good that you’re a fan of loud, uncorked V-12s, especially when they’re attached to Ferrari’s new track-only hybrid hypercar. If that’s the case, then turn up your speakers for three minutes of furious noise, full-throttle acceleration and flybys that would make Maverick and Goose proud — all courtesy of this white Ferrari FXX K at the Imola circuit in Italy.

Things start out in the garage, where we get a face full of FXX K start-up noise before heading out to the track for some hot laps. The video shooter says speeds were well above 180 mph on the main straight, with the V-12 at full song.

The footage appears to have been shot at the same session that saw this and three other FXX Ks undergoing final testing before checking in for duty with Ferrari’s customer research and development program. The FXX K makes its program debut at the Ferrari Racing Days event at the Hungaroring near Budapest later in June.

Ferrari is only building 32 FXX Ks (though we wouldn’t be surprised if Ferrari introduced an FXX K Evoluzione after the current two year program wraps up), and despite being a $2.7-million car you can’t drive on the road, all have been spoken for. Similar to the LaFerrari road car on which it’s based, its 860-horsepower V-12 is supplemented by a 190-horsepower electric motor for a grand total of 1,050 horsepower.

With active aero and suspension and the processing power of the NSA, it adjusts to changing conditions within milliseconds. It hits 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. Unless your last name is Vettel or Raikkonen, it’s probably cleverer than you are.

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Four Ferrari FXX Ks At Full Throttle: Video

Four Ferrari FXX Ks At Full Throttle: Video

Here’s a real treat for you. What do you get when you give the Prancing Horse free reign to pour every ounce of its go-faster knowledge into a track-only vehicle without the limits of racing homologation? The answer is the truly epic FXX K, seen here ripping around the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola with hair-raising alacrity.

The cars are apparently undergoing final testing before they begin a two-year stint under Ferrari’s “Client-Test Driver” research and development program, slated to kick off at the Ferrari Racing Days event at the Hungaroring between June 26th and June 28th.

In total, 32 FXX K track cars will be produced, with each already sold for a cool $2.7 million. For the money, clients will get the chance to drive “their” FXX Ks at select racing events at tracks scattered across the globe. Engineers and pro drivers will be on hand to help them get the most from the uber-two-door, giving them the rush of putting the spurs to one of the fastest cars in existence. Ferrari, meanwhile, gets oodles of development and test data.

Other vehicles under the XX program include the 599XX and FXX.

Ferrari says the FXX K was “developed to be completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations that will guarantee an unprecedented driving experience to the exclusive group of Client-Test Drivers with whom the Prancing Horse will roll out a test program over the coming two years.”

You and I may never get the chance to climb into the cockpit, but at least we can imagine what it’s like thanks to videos like this. Wanna get your earholes blasted by one of the best sounds in all of internal combustion-dom? Grab the headphones, press play, and crank it up. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Ferrari FXX K Finishes Its Testing Session

Ferrari FXX K Finishes Its Testing Session

Ferrari’s outrageous FXX K track car will soon finish its final two days of testing before making an official debut at the Ferrari Racing Days in Budapest, where it will launch a two-year research and development program in the hands of a select few “client-test drivers.”

The finishing tests will be performed at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola, located roughly 25 miles east of Bologna and 50 miles east of the Ferrari factory in Maranello. The cars will go through 30-minute runs to sort out any lingering issues. In attendance will be Ferrari’s Senior Vice President for Commercial & Marketing, Enrico Galliera, and the head of GT and Corse Clienti Sporting Activity Director, Antonello Coletta.

The FXX K is not designed for official competition, and is therefore unburdened by the constraints of official race homologation restrictions. Ferrari says it was “developed to be completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations that will guarantee an unprecedented driving experience to the exclusive group of Client-Test Drivers with whom the Prancing Horse will roll out a test program over the coming two years.”

Only 32 FXX Ks will be produced, each of which is already spoken for, with asking price for entry into the program set at $2.7 million per vehicle.

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Onboard The Ferrari FXX K With Sebastian

Onboard The Ferrari FXX K With Sebastian

What is it like to drive a real Ferrari FXX K? Everyone knows it can hit 60 mph in 0.52 seconds. It can beat a Veyron to 260 mph in reverse. The FXX K produces so much lateral grip that Ferrari has to use acid-etching paint to keep the red on in corners. The Ferrari FXX K racing variant can unscrew pickle jars on a slalom course, cause a redshift in sunlight under maximum acceleration, trigger fusion, grant wishes and get your girlfriend to stop stealing the covers at 2 a.m. At least, it can in the imaginations of people who will never see one in action — and Ferrari seems to prefer it that way. (Ed.: Richard does tend toward hyperbole a bit.)

Enzo himself never made any secret of the fact that he only sold street cars to fund his racing endeavors. But that’s always been part of the Ferrari experience; knowing that you’re not so much buying a car, as you are buying into the team. That’s been the case with every Ferrari ever made, including the LaFerrari.

The FXX K version of the LaFerrari, much like the FXX version of the Enzo that preceded it, is part of Ferrari’s Corse Clienti customer racing program. Which is another way of saying: "If you already own 10 Ferraris, pay us several million and we’ll let you drive this one around a track from time to time." That’s Ferrari’s way of keeping its F1 technology out of competitors’ hands — and the car out of the hands of auto journalists, who might spoil the fun by callously comparing it to other cars. So, the question now is: Is this new FXX K a classic Ferrari fleece job? Is it Maranello offering all carbon-fiber hat and no galloping horse?

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Ferrari FXX K Tested On Fiorano: Video

Ferrari FXX K Tested On Fiorano: Video

YouTuber Shmee150 loves highly bolstered racing seats and high-octane gasoline. As part of his whirlwind European tour, this video showcases one day in the trek around Italy. Press play and you’ll find lots of automotive goodness, including a test drive in the 458 Speciale, a 2015 FXX K on track at Fiorano, and a bit of cruising in a McLaren 650S Spider.

It’s all pretty standard Shmee, with that characteristic passion and excitement. And who can blame him? Here he is witnessing firsthand some of the finest that Ferrari can offer smack dab in the middle of the prancing horse’s home turf.

Other notable automobiles include a white 458 GT3 and a yellow BMW M4. Before these exploits in Maranello, Shmee got behind the wheel of a flat-black Pagani Huayra to get a taste of the torque from that twin-turbo V-12. It’s enough to make any car enthusiast more than a little jealous.

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Ferrari FXX K Makes Some Music At Fiorano Circuit: Video

Ferrari FXX K Makes Some Music At Fiorano Circuit: Video

Shot over a fence blocking access to a private test day at Ferrari’s very own Fiorano circuit, this video features copious downshift blips, full-throttle acceleration, and supersonic flybys.

While some folks whine about Ferrari’s recent interest in turbocharging (yes, I know the 488 doesn’t sound as good as the 458), I have the following suggestion to all you cynics out there: quiet your keyboards and crank this video to max volume. What you’ll hear (over the inevitable heavy breathing) is a 6.3-liter V-12 engine wailing in full Italian glory. There’s no turbine attached to the manifold, and to be honest, very little exhaust muffling at all. Just over 1,000 horsepower revving to 9,250 rpms on a racetrack. This thing sounds like a feral animal.

In case you weren’t aware, the FXX K is part of the prancing horse’s “Client-Test Drivers” program, whereby wealthy hot shoes plunk down a considerable chunk of change for the privilege of climbing behind the wheel of Ferrari’s finest. The automaker gets valuable data to pour into its racing program, while the drivers… well, the drivers get to play conductor to that incredible 12-piece orchestra.

I’ve often expressed my jealousy about such arrangements, usually using sarcasm and derision to point out the fact that the “owners” don’t really own anything at all. But I think it’s obvious that, given the opportunity, I’d do the same in a heartbeat.

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Sebastian Vettel Drives The Ferrari FXX K At Fiorano: Video

Sebastian Vettel Drives The Ferrari FXX K At Fiorano: Video

Although he had a disappointing Formula One season, finishing only fifth in the driver standings, Sebastian Vettel ended 2014 on a high note, signing a three-year deal with Scuderia Ferrari. The move not only fulfilled Vettel’s long-time dream to drive for the Italians, but also granted the German access to Maranello’s latest supercars, one of which is the bonkers FXX K.
If you’ve been following TopSpeed lately, you probably know Vettel hooned Ferrari’s new, track-only car around the Fiorano test course while answering questions from his fans. While the footage released from that stint wasn’t exactly exciting, Ferrari is now back with a two-minute video showing the German driver putting the FXX K through its paces the way he should have from the very beginning: fast and with a big grin on his face.

And I can’t blame him for having the time of his life. The FXX K is an ultra-rare supercar that very few people get to enjoy. Aside from the people involved in the project, only 30 lucky and filthy rich customers will get to drive this monster on select race tracks around the world. What’s more, they won’t even get to take their race-spec LaFerraris home, despite paying nearly $3 million for one, as these supercars are stored exclusively at Ferrari’s headquarters when not on the track — a stunt only an exclusive automaker such as Ferrari could get away with.

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Sebastian Vettel Drives The Ferrari FXX K And Answers Questions From Fans: Video

Sebastian Vettel Drives The Ferrari FXX K And Answers Questions From Fans: Video

Having joined the Scuderia Ferrari on a three-year contract beginning with the 2015 Formula One season, Sebastian Vettel has also won the right to drive Maranello’s latest supercars, including the bonkers, track-exclusive FXX K. With the new F1 season just around the corner, the German took a brief break from testing the new SF15-T single-seater to answer a few questions he received from his fans through the #askSeb campaign. Interestingly enough, he answered to the fans’ most interesting questions while hooning the Ferrari FXX K. Definitely a stunt only a gifted driver such as Vettel would be able to pull of without inflicting damage to an extremely rare supercar.

And by "rare" I mean that Ferrari plans to build only 30 units of the Ferrari FXX K and sell them for around $3.1 million each. As a brief reminder, the FXX K is a track-exclusive supercar based on the hybrid Ferrari LaFerrari. Its updated drivetrain produces 1,021 horsepower, and it will hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. Top speed is quoted at more than 217 mph, making it the fastest Ferrari ever built.

Much like the FXX and 599XX before it, Ferrari gets to choose the customers that buy one. Maranello also gets to keep all of them, and owners are invited to specific track days where Ferrari will deliver the car for some track fun, then take it back to its headquarters when the day is over. How’s that for a luxury rent-a-racer program?

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Ferrari Test Driver, Marc Gené, Talks About the Ferrari FXX K: Video

Ferrari Test Driver, Marc Gené, Talks About the Ferrari FXX K: Video

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene’s got a pretty sweet gig. Not only has he driven for Ferrari in Formula One, but he’s also one of a handful of people who Ferrari pays to drive its cars. Think about that for a minute. Marc Gene gets to drive the nastiest Ferraris in the world and he gets checks sent in the mail for doing it! Gene’s time with Ferrari has allowed him to drive the company’s growing list of track-oriented supercars. It’s a list that includes the 599XX, the FXX, and lest we forget, Ferrari’s latest pride and joy, the 2015 FXX K.

Inside Evo recently caught up with Gene to talk shop about his experience driving these mighty Ferraris and the importance the company puts in building these envelop-pushing, track-specific supercars to satiate the needs and demands of its clientele. The conversation eventually went to the FXX K, which Gene describes as the most “advanced Ferrari ever built.” Coming from a man who’s driven his fair share of Ferraris, Gene’s comments about the FXX K is right on the money.

As a reminder, the Ferrari FXX K is the meaner and nastier cousin of the LaFerrari, or as some would formally call it, the track version of the powerful hybrid supercar. But describing it merely in that tone is selling the FXX K short. There’s more to the track-spec supercar than just being the LaFerrari’s relative. For one thing, it arguably has the most sophisticated aerodynamic setup of any car in the world today. It also comes with the same hybrid powertrain that the LaFerrari has, featuring a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine and an electric motor that combine to produce 1,050 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. With these numbers, the FXX K is capable of blasting from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds to go with a top speed of 217 mph.

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Ferrari FXX K In Action at Yas Marina F1 Circuit: Video

Ferrari FXX K In Action at Yas Marina F1 Circuit: Video

It was recently announced that Ferrari would offer a total 32 examples of its race-only 2015 FXX K, and although prices came in at an astonishing $2.7 million, each and every example was promptly sold. Not that any of those customers actually “own” the car, at least not in the traditional sense. Rather than buying an FXX K to keep in the garage and sing sweet lullabies to (or whatever it is that Ferrari owners keep behind closed doors), the buyers of the FXX K essentially bought the privilege to drive this hybrid monster at specific track days.

Let us explain. The FXX K is part of Ferrari’s XX “owner test-driver” program, whereby customers spend millions of dollars to get in the cockpit of “their” car at track days of Ferrari’s choosing. Each driver is hand selected by the Italian automaker, which provides a crew of engineers and technicians for six events at tracks worldwide, like the Nürburgring or Yas Marina. After the hard laps end, Ferrari loads up the car and takes it away, with a few hard drives worth of data to pour through for future development. The customers all go home to wait for the next opportunity to play race car driver. If you ask us, it seems like an awfully sweet deal for Ferrari.

In this video, we find the FXX K out in the UAE among other members of the XX Program, including the 599XX and FXX. Although the angle is shot only from the front straight and pits, hearing these things rev up will give you shivers.

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Ferrari FXX K Priced at $2.7 Million; Already Sold Out

Ferrari FXX K Priced at $2.7 Million; Already Sold Out

In a move of extreme personal one-upmanship, Ferrari decided that its halo vehicle, the LaFerrari, was just a little too tame. As such, we know have the 2015 Ferrari FXX K, a hardcore, track-oriented hyper hybrid with over 1,000 horsepower, Pirelli P-Zero racing slicks, enough exotic materials to supply a space program, and two downforce-generating rear dorsal fins.

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? We want one too, but alas, it was not meant to be. Ferrari is making only 32 examples of the FXX K, and each and every one is already sold. It’s not like they were all that cheap either, with a $2.7 million buy-in required for access.

Here’s how it works: owners pay money for the right to drive the car at special track days of Ferrari’s choosing, giving them the chance to develop as drivers, as well as develop the car as a close link to Ferrari’s F1 program. Past examples of this arrangement include the F40 LM, FXX, and 599XX.

So, to sum up: you pay Ferrari millions of dollars for the chance to drive “your” car at a track day, then they box it up and take it home to look at the data you generated as a means to win races. You can’t even cruise the local shopping mall.

That’s okay though. Every time a car like this comes out, we’re reminded of just how awesome modern racing technology can be. And as long as millionaire drivers keep shelling out the cash, folks like you and I can sit back and marvel, content that, eventually, it’ll all trickle down. Now where’s the particleboard and glue gun? My four-banger is gonna look totally sweet with some dorsal fins.

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2015 Ferrari FXX K

2015 Ferrari FXX K

The spiritual successor to the bonkers Enzo FXX

Enzo Ferrari had always been reluctant to build and sell road cars, but he had to do so in order to fund Scuderia Ferrari, the company’s main arm since its historical foundation in 1929. As the brand moved away from sports car racing in 1973 — continuing as a Formula One team only — Ferrari became more of a road-legal sports car builder rather than a race car manufacturer. However, Maranello did not forget about its racing roots completely and it launched a special XX program that included a host of road-legal supercars turned to track-only machines. It debuted with the F40 LM in the late 1980s and continued with the Enzo-based FXX in 2005. The program continued with the 599XX in 2009, but remained dormant since then. The unveiling of the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari sparked rumors that a new track-ready supercar was underway and it all became reality when the FXX K was unveiled at the 2014 Finali Mondiali.

The latest vehicle in a line of track-prepped, limited-edition supercars is based on the LaFerrari and is the first to carry a hybrid drivetrain. Not only more powerful than its street-legal sibling, the FXX K is also more aerodynamic, lighter and quicker. It’s also a lot more exclusive, with only a few carefully selected customers having the privilege of ordering one. The FXX K also comes with its very own racing program, as well as an exclusive racing series on Formula One tracks around the world. The FXX K is finally official and we have just enough info to understand why this extreme LaFerrari is one of the most exquisite race cars ever built. Check it out in the review below.

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