Ferrari’s new FXX-K Evo is an hardcore race car for lesser mortals


Ferrari recently unveiled the Evo version of its LaFerrari-based FXX-K at the Finali Mondiali event at Mugello, and the Italian marque has managed to add more insanity into its already bonkers track-only hypercar. Ferrari says it incorporated various design elements from Formula 1, GT3, GTE and other racing series into the FXX-K Evo. It has over 23 percent more downforce than the FXX-K which was introduced in 2014, and 75 percent over the road-going LaFerrari with over 1,800 pounds of aerodynamic grip at top speed, similar to the manufacturer’s GT racing models. This was achieved by introducing a raft of changes including a new fixed rear wing that beautifully blends into the overall design. It replaces the two outboard-mounted winglets from the previous FXX-K with a twin-profile-element active rear spoiler.

The Ferrari FXX-K Evo has a hybrid powertrain just like the car it’s based on. An 860-horsepower 6.3-liter V12 is mated to an electric motor to produce a combined output of 1,050 hp. The power is channeled to the rear wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. The race car is also lighter thanks to “an innovative carbon fiber component crafting process.” The FXX-K Evo will be available both as “an extremely limited run model” and as an upgrade package for existing FXX-Ks. And like with all other XX cars by Ferrari, owners will get the chance to pilot these cars on nine different tracks around the world with Ferrari technicians and support staff at their disposal.