Is the LaFerrari FXX-K Evo the most desirable hybrid on the planet?

THE Italian car maker has updated its track-only hypercar to deliver even more sensational performance.

LaFerrari FXX-K Evo PH

Ferrari has updated its track only LaFerrari FXX-K Evo

Ferrari has revealed an upgraded aerodynamics package and weight-saving measures for the FXX K, its ultra-exclusive hybrid track car.

Called FXX K Evo, the package is available to existing customers of the standard car, while Ferrari will also build a limited run of new Evo models.

The FXX K is based on the LaFerrari hypercar, and uses the same 6.3-litre V12 and electric motor hybrid system.

The powertrain has an output of 1,036bhp and more than 900Nm of torque, though Ferrari has not revealed acceleration or top speed figures for this track-focused version.

LaFerrari FXX-K Evo PH

The package is available to existing customers of the standard car

The modified track-only hypercar makes an astonishing 23 per cent more downforce than its predecessor, measuring 640kg at 124mph.

Ferrari engineers looked to the company’s motorsport programmes to help improve downforce, with more than a year of wind tunnel testing and computer simulations resulting in figures close to those seen on GT3 racers.

Aerodynamic improvements come in many forms, such as a new two-stage rear spoiler that works in tandem with the active rear spoiler, and three fins that control the air flow from vortex generators.

At the front of the car, the bumper design was tweaked, with the positioning of horizontal and vertical blades altered to direct air more efficiently.

LaFerrari FXX-K Evo PH

The modified hypercar makes an astonishing 23 per cent more downforce than its predecessor

Despite these bodywork additions, the FXX K Evo is lighter than the car it builds on. Ferrari says this was achieved by using a new carbon-fibre crafting process developed by its Formula 1 team.

Ferrari’s XX programme is for a small number of the Italian car maker’s most valued customers.

The cars are built for the track, and Ferrari holds on to them until specially designated track days, when owners are allowed to drive them.

There will be nine such events in the 2018/19 season.

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