Ferrari FXX-K Evo: first pictures of the ultimate LaFerrari

Published: 30 October 2017

► New upgrade pack for FXX-K
► More downforce, less weight
► Track-only, for select customers

The Ferrari FXX-K is the ultimate customer car from Maranello, a track-only super-LaFerrari. At least, it was the ultimate – because now there’s an even faster version, the Ferrari FXX-K Evo. Like the original FXX-K, it’s designed purely for the track, and isn’t road-legal.

The product of more than 9000 miles of reliability testing, the FXX-K Evo is described as ‘an extremely limited-run model’, offered either as a complete car or as an upgrade package to be retro-fitted to existing FXX-K cars. The Evo is ‘aimed at a highly select group of Ferrari clients’ (Ferrari rarely uses the word ‘customer’), and there’s no mention of prices – it’s the sort of car where you don’t call Ferrari, they call you.

How has the Evo evolved compared with the already silly-fast FXX-K?

It’s even lighter than the FXX-K, despite gaining a sizeable fixed rear wing, courtesy of carbonfibre crafting methods learnt in F1.

That twin-profile wing on the tail is part of a new aero package, designed with the help of Ferrari’s styling department to ensure it looks the part as well as hitting the numbers in the windtunnel.

Ferrari FXX-K Evo

Ferrari says the aero upgrades have been a year in the making, through a combination of CFD and windtunnel tests.

The FXX-K’s active rear spoiler is still fitted, and works together with the fixed wing, which features two side fins and a central fin.

Ferrari FXX-K Evo

Ferrari says the FXX-K Evo features a downforce coefficient 23% greater than the FXX-K. That works out at 640kg at 200kph (124mph), and a whopping 75% more in total than a standard LaFerrari road car.

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Both bumpers have been reshaped and feature strategic hollow sections, while the undertray now features vortex generators – a third of the extra downforce is said to come from under the body.

The front brake intakes are now more efficient, and there’s a new steering wheel along with a bigger screen for the reversing camera and on-board telemetry screens.

Power output is the same as the ‘regular’ FXX-K, at 1035bhp. It’ll do.

Nine XX track events in 2018/19

The XX programme has been running since 2005. Officially an R&D programme, customers who drive the track-spec hypercars – including the Enzo-based FXX and 599 XX – become involved in data collection for future Ferrari road and track models.

Ferrari plans to run nine XX track events from March to October over the coming year, including the Finali Mondiali festival that marks the end of each Ferrari racing season.

Ferrari FXX-K Evo

By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, occasional racer