If cars were musicians, the Ferrari FXX K would be the first chair soloist.
The dynamic, dragon-like hypercar has an incredible voice, and its track-only talents were on full display during its debut at Yas Marina Circuit last week.
The 1,035-horsepower Ferrari was only there for a demonstration lap or two, but it was enough to make an impression. You don’t hear many arguing that Van Halen’s “Eruption” isn’t a powerful song.
A video of the laps has been posted by 4WheelsofLux, and although the car wasn’t pushed to the limit in Abu Dhabi, the FXX K’s commanding power and cornering prowess were easy to see.
Behind closed doors, Ferrari claims the car can go around its private Fiorano Circuit five seconds quicker than the standard LaFerrari. That is an incredible achievement, considering it takes the road car only 1:19 to get around.
How is the track version so much faster? For starters, the FXX K is the most powerful production Ferrari ever. Building off the hypercar performance of LaFerrari, the FXX K equips the same naturally aspirated, 6.3-liter V12, but it’s been upgraded from 789 hp to 860 hp. In combination with the HY-KERS electric system, the K boasts a ridiculous total output of 1,035 hp.
Furthermore, it’s 198 pounds lighter, wears sticky Pirelli slicks, and equips an aero kit that creates a spine-crunching 1,190 lbs of downforce at 124 mph.
At about the midway point of the video, the FXX K is joined by a slew of other top flight Ferraris, including the Enzo-based FXX and a couple 599XXs.
The magnificent congregation prompts a spirited lap, bathed in a beautiful symphony of Italian V12s. The thoroughbred engines reverberate off the Yas Marina track like brass at Carnegie Hall, their sonic intensity matched only by blinding speed.
The car costs $2.7 million and has been limited to only 32 units. As you may have guessed, it’s already sold out.
(Video by 4WheelsofLux)