Watch the Ferrari FXX K Evo wow fans at the 2018 Italian Grand Prix and experience its awesome sound.
Ferrari is being deliberately mysterious with their track-day monster, the FXX K Evo. Based on the FXX K, which itself was based on the LaFerrari, the FXX K Evo was unveiled back in October 2017 to incredible fanfare. With 23% more downforce than the first model and 75% more downforce than the LaFerrari, the FXX K Evo seemed to be a hybrid hypercar capable of anything.
Except driving on the road. It’s unfortunately not road legal.
We’re also unfortunately short on details. Ferrari hasn’t disclosed the performance numbers of their track-day-only hypercar, and there have been few public appearances where we’ve even gotten a glimpse at what the FXX K Evo can do.
We do know that the car has the same power plant as the regular FXX K, which means an electric motor producing 188 hp and a 6.3-L naturally aspirated V12 producing 848 hp for a combined total of 1,036 ponies. We can assume as with most hybrid hypercars that the electric motor handles acceleration on the low RPM range while the engine mostly provides power, and we can hopefully assume there’s some regenerative braking going on with the presence of an electrified powertrain.
Everything is hearsay and guesstimating. But that can be fun too.
Ferrari put their FXX K Evo on full display over the weekend by taking part in a pre-race event just before the 2018 Italian F1 GP. The FXX K Evo wasn’t ever really able to truly put its foot down since there were a few roadblocks on the course, but we were able to see it accelerate extremely quickly and we were definitely able to hear the tone of its massive V12.
It sounded like a swarm of bees all playing the trumpet.
At one point we even see the car perform a brief burnout to kick it back to the starting line. One wonders just how well it’d stack up against the F1 cars that came immediately after the FXX K Evo.
With thanks to 19Bozzy92 for posting this rare Ferrari to his YouTube channel.