The LaFerrari hybrid supercar has barely seen the light of day, but Maranello is reportedly working on an even more extreme, track-focused version of its technological flagship.
Ferrari followed up its last ultimate supercar, the Enzo, with a high-performance version called the FXX. This car was so extreme that it wasn’t even street legal, instead Ferrari shipped each of the 30 cars to racetracks of its customers’ choosing for occasional airings.
Now, it appears Ferrari is taking a similar approach with the LaFerrari. However, while the FXX didn’t appear until a few years after the Enzo went on sale, the deranged “LaFerrari XX” has already been spotted testing at the Nurburgring.
According to Motor Authority, the XX lapped that asphalt yardstick in 6:35 which, assuming its can be verified, beats the Porsche 918 Spyder’s production-car record 6:57 and possibly the McLaren P1’s “under-seven minute” time.
The “regular” LaFerrari already has a 6.3-liter V12 and two electric motors, good for a total system output of around 950 horsepower. It doesn’t sound like there’s much room for improvement.
Instead of focusing on power, Ferrari will reportedly give the XX a track-specific suspension setup and a more aggressive aerodynamic package. Weight reduction is also likely, although the stock version isn’t exactly a bloated luxury car.
The world could get its first official peek at the LaFerrari XX at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, with a handful of lucky (and wealthy) customers reportedly taking ownership shortly after that.
They may not take delivery, as the “XX” track cars are usually kept by Ferrari. The previous FXX and 599XX were used to give engineers an idea of how real customers actually drive the company’s cars, and it’s likely the LaFerrari XX will serve a similar purpose.
With total LaFerrari production set at 499 units (all have been sold) there probably won’t be more than a dozen XX models. Ferrari obviously isn’t talking price, but picture the GDP of a small country, and you’re probably in the ballpark.