Ferrari has let loose its engineering imagination with the introduction of the most extreme hybrid hypercar on the market. The FXX K.
The La Ferrari forms the basis for the FXX K, its a vehicle designed and engineered without limits and therefore will ever be raced nor will it never become road legal.
The FXX K will only be available to a select clientele of Ferrari’s choosing who will be allowed behind the wheel at private test events, Ferrari will roll out a driver development programme over the next two years.
The FXX K is what Ferrari refer to as a “laboratory car” and will mark its official debut next week in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina Circuit.
If you thought the age of the V12 was dead then think again, its alive and screaming at the top of its silencers because there are none. The Heart of the FXX K is the 6.3-litre V12 which has been comprehensively re-worked by Ferrari, it features new camshafts and a modified valve train with mechanical rather than hydraulic tappets.
The intake manifolds have been redesigned and given a special type of polishing treatment. The exhaust system has been modified as its silencers have been eliminated.
The K moniker refers to the direct transfer of Formula One KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) technology. A 190bhp electric motor is combined with the 848bhp and 900Nm from the naturally aspirated V12 engine to deliver a total system power of 1,036bhp.
Then there are the F1 derived aerodynamics, a twin spoiler splitter at the front and at the rear a higher tail with a mobile spoiler to boost low drag configuration and improve efficiency in high downforce mode.
Ferrari say these advances offer a 50% improvement in downforce in the low drag configuration and a 30% improvement in the more aggressive downforce configuration.
The FXX K Hy-KERS system has been developed to extract maximum performance via 4-mode Manettino dials. Qualify, Long Run, Manual Boost and Fast charge are the settings and pretty much sell explanatory.
Ferrari have also modified the E-Diff electronic differential, F1-Trac-traction control, Racing SSC and calibrated the system to run specifically with the car’s slick tyres.
The FXX K will never be sold to market, it is a demonstration of Ferrari’s F1 and WEC racing pedigree wrapped up in the La Ferrari.
Total maximum power 1050 cv
Total maximum torque >900 Nm
V12 maximum power* 860 cv @ 9200 rpm
Maximum revs 9250 rpm
V12 maximum torque 750 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Electric motor output 140 Kw (190 cv)
Type 65-deg. V12
Bore and stroke 94 x 75.2 mm
Total displacement 6262 cc
Specific power 137 cv/l
Length 4896 mm
Width 2051 mm
Height 1116 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Front double wishbones
Tyres (Pirelli P-Zero slicks with sensors )
Front 285/650 – R19 x10.5
Rear 345/725 – R20x13
Carbon ceramic brakes (Brembo)
Front 398 x 223 x 36 mm
Rear 380 x 253 x 34 mm
ESC stability control
High perf ABS/EBD Performance anti-lock system/electronic brake balance
EF1-Trac F1 electronic traction control integrated with the hybrid system
E-Diff 3 third generation electronic differential
SCM-E Frs magnetorheological damping with twin solenoids (Al-Ni tube)