Ferrari FXX-K

The Ferrari FXX K is a high performance limited production track day car manufactured by automobile manufacturer Ferrari in Maranello, Italy. Designed by Marco Fainello, Flavio Manzoni and architect Evan Rodriguez at Centro Stile Ferrari, the FXX K is based on the street-legal LaFerrari. It succeeds Ferrari's previous developmental track day offerings, the FXX and the 599XX.

Ferrari FXX-K
2017-06-30 - Goodwood Festival Of Speed - Ferrari FXXK (34825946973)
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari N.V.
Production2015–2017
(40 built)
AssemblyMaranello, Italy
Designer
Body and chassis
ClassTrack day car
Developmental prototype
Body style2-door berlinetta
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
RelatedLaFerrari
Powertrain
Engine6.3 L naturally aspirated F140 V12
Electric motor140 kW (190 PS; 188 hp) KERS style electric motor
Power output632 kW (859 PS; 848 hp)(engine)
1,050 PS (1,036 hp; 772 kW) (total output)
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,650 mm (104 in)
Length4,896 mm (192.8 in)
Width2,051 mm (80.7 in)
Height1,116 mm (43.9 in)
Curb weight1,495 kg (3,296 lb) with fluids
1,165 kg (2,568 lb) dry
Chronology
PredecessorFerrari FXX
Ferrari 599XX

Overview

Ferrari F150 Laboratorio 2013 - Museo Enzo Ferrari (22443176264)
Ferrari FXX K test mule based on a Ferrari 458 on display at the Ferrari Museum

The "FXX K" is Ferrari's research and development vehicle based on the brand's first hybrid sports car, the LaFerrari. The K in the new car's name is refers to the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) which is used to maximize performance. The FXX-K is not intended to be used in competition and was developed to give an uncompromising experience to the driver.

The FXX-K was unveiled at the Yas Marina Circuit in late 2014.[1]

Specifications

Ferrari FXX K (20977302298)
Interior

The hybrid powerplant used in the FXX-K has a total power output of 1,050 PS (772 kW; 1,036 hp) and over 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft), of which 860 PS (633 kW; 848 hp) are delivered by the V12 ICE and 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) by the electric motor. The V12 engine has been tuned for track use as well as the HY-KERS system. With a dry weight of 1,165 kg (2,568 lb), the FXX-K has extremely effective downforce generation of 540 kg (1,190 lb) at 200 km/h (124 mph).[2][3] The car has four driving modes: Qualify (maximum performance on short distance), Long Run (for long distance driving), Fast Charge (for faster recharging of the battery) and Manual Boost, that uses all of the power of the engine and batteries for maximum torque, cornering and speed. It has F1-based technology, including the E-Diff electronic differential, F1-Trac traction control and racing ABS brakes, all controlled from the center console (Manettino). Like the preceding FXX and 599XX, the FXX K is a part of Ferrari's Client Test Driver program, that allows owners of XX cars to drive at special tracks, collecting data for use in future Ferrari road and race cars. The front of the car has a large splitter and twin-profile spoiler, the headlights are very small for improving aerodynamics. On the rear, the tail is higher and includes a electronically operated spoiler with a tail fin and a small wing in the end of each fin to maximize the downforce. The car has a top speed of 349 km/h (217 mph).

Production

Production of the FXX K began in 2015 and continued till 2017 with a total of 40 units produced. Like the previous FXX and 599XX, the cars will be kept and maintained by Ferrari and will be available to the owners on track day events.

Marketing

Hublot Manufacture produced MP-05 "LaFerrari" Sapphire hand-wound Tourbillon wristwatches inspired by the FXX K coupe.[4]

Ferrari FXX K Evo

Ferrari FXX K Evo
Ferrari FXX K Evo (42017945644)
Overview
ProductionNovember 2017–present
Body and chassis
Body style2-door berlinetta
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine6.3 L naturally aspirated F140 V12
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,650 mm (104 in)
Length4,896 mm (192.8 in)
Width2,051 mm (80.7 in)
Height1,116 mm (43.9 in)
Curb weight1,405 kg (3,097 lb) with fluids
1,075 kg (2,370 lb) dry

The FXX-K Evo was unveiled at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali 2017 on 28 October 2017 at Stazione Leopolda in Florence during the Ferrari 70th Anniversary celebration. It is an aerodynamic package available for the existing Ferrari FXX K. The Evo package allows the car to produce 23% more downforce than the standard FXX K and 75% more than the road-legal LaFerrari due to a modified front fascia, a large rear wing and underbody diffusers. Performance and weight figures are unknown but a 90 kg (198 lb) decrease in weight is said to estimated by the manufacturer. [5][6]

On 29 August 2018, the FXX-K Evoluzione (number 54) was shown again to the public during the Formula 1 Milan Festival 2018 led by ex Formula 1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella.[7]

References

  1. ^ Joseph, Noah (2014-12-03). "Ferrari reveals LaFerrari-based FXX K in Abu Dhabi". Auto Blog. US. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  2. ^ Moss, Darren (2014-12-06). "2015 Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K - engine, price and video". Autocar. UK. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  3. ^ Sheehan, Sam (2015-01-05). "2015 LaFerrari FXX K Evo rumoured". Evo Magazine. UK. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  4. ^ "MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire Tribute to the FXX K". Hublot (Press release). Switzerland. 2016-09-07. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  5. ^ Katsianis, Jordan (2017-10-30). "Ferrari FXX-K EVO – Ferrari's track only FXX-K features tweaked aero and less weight". evo. UK. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  6. ^ Pattni, Vijay (2017-10-30). "The Ferrari FXX K Evo in numbers". Top Gear Magazine. UK. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  7. ^ "GP d'Italia - La Formula 1 dà spettacolo in centro a Milano" [GP of Italy - Formula 1 gives show in the center of Milan]. Quattroruote (in Italian). Italy. 2018-08-29. Retrieved 2018-08-30.

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FXX (disambiguation)

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Ferrari FXX-K, 2010s Ferrari hypercar

Felix Airways (ICAO airline designator)

Ferrari F140 engine

The F140 engine family is a series of 65° DOHC V12 petrol engines produced by Ferrari since 2002, and used in both Ferrari and Maserati cars. This engine was derived from the already extant Ferrari/Maserati V8.

In the Enzo Ferrari, it set the record for the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in a road car. The 5998 cc engine, designed for the Enzo, is known within Ferrari as the Tipo F140B, whereas the very similar Tipo F140C engine displaces 5999 cc and was designed for the 599 as the most powerful series-production Ferrari engine, a trend that has continued with the F12 and 812. This engine is also used in Maserati Birdcage 75th. For Tipo F140EB displacement was enlarged to 6262 cc and debuted in FF. Latest enlargement saw Tipo F140GA at 6496 cc and is now used in 812.

Ferrari FXX

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Fiorano Circuit

The Fiorano Circuit is a private racetrack owned by Ferrari for development and testing purposes. It is located in Fiorano Modenese, near the Italian town of Maranello.

Built in 1972, it was originally 8.4 metres (27.6 ft) wide and 3000 metres (1.86 miles) long. In 1992, a chicane was added making it 3021 metres (1.88 miles) long, then in 1996 a new renovated track was introduced (a fast bend to replace a sharp corner at the end of the pit straight) which shortened the total length by 24 metres (0.02 miles). The average F1 lap speed is over 160 km/h (99 mph) and the F1 top speed is 290 km/h (180 mph). As Fiorano is a testing track, it has a wide range of corner types, with corner diameters between 370 metres (1,213.9 ft) and 13.71 metres (45.0 ft). Thus Ferrari is able to simulate corner and track types of other Grand Prix circuits.

The track is equipped with telemetry sensors and a large skidpad for tyre testing. In 2001 an irrigation system using rain collected in eight cisterns was installed to simulate wet track conditions. When Scuderia Ferrari are testing a F1 car at the track, it is common to see Tifosi watching the test from the roadside, which is the closest point from which the track is viewable to the public.

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In the 16 years from the time the track opened until his death in 1988, Enzo Ferrari would either sit in his house which was located at the circuit and listen to, or actually sit track side and watch his beloved scarlet Formula One cars testing. Legend has it that this was actually the real reason that the "old man" had the circuit built, so he could enjoy his cars and his drivers without the presence of other F1 cars or the press. In reality Ferrari made the decision of building his own testing track when he realised that the Modena Autodrome could no longer serve this purpose.

Flavio Manzoni

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LaFerrari

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