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Ferrari has taken the covers off its latest track-only vehicle, the Ferrari FXX K hybrid, at an event overnight in Abu Dhabi.

As the new car is based on the LaFerrari hybrid, the K suffix in the name is a reference to the car’s KERS or kinetic energy recovery system. Despite being a track-only vehicle, the FXX K doesn’t have to comply with any racing regulations as it will only be available to owners during closed competitions and events organised by Ferrari.

Sitting behind the passenger cell is a 6.2-litre V12 that now features mechanical tappets instead of hydraulic ones, revised and polished intake manifolds, and an exhaust system that does without the road-going car’s silencers. Ferrari says that the V12 now delivers 634kW of power and 750Nm of torque, which is up 46kW and 50Nm on the regular LaFerrari.

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The V12 engine is teamed with a more powerful 140kW electric motor — the road-legal version makes do with a 120kW unit. All up, the FXX K has a total output of 772kW of power and over 900Nm of torque, with power going to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

A Manettino switch allows the driver to choose between four hybrid drive modes: Qualify, which provides maximum performance for a few laps; Long Run that provides a consistent level of performance; Manual Boost, which gives the car a brief shot of maximum torque; and Fast Charge that helps to replenish the car’s battery pack post haste.

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Ferrari has yet to provide a 0-100km/h performance figure or a top speed, but the FXX K should best the LaFerrari’s 1:20 lap time around the company’s Fiorano track.

Compared with the LaFerrari, the FXX K features a bevy aerodynamic changes, including revised front splitters and spoilers, side sills that protrude out further, and a taller and even more aggressive rear diffuser. The most obvious change, though, are the dynamic wings rising out of the car’s rear haunches.

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Depending on which mode it’s running in, Ferrari claims that downforce is increased by between 30 and 50 per cent over the LaFerrari.

The FXX K rides on slick Pirelli rubber that feature built-in temperature, pressure and acceleration sensors. Accordingly, the car’s electronic differential, traction control, side slip angle control and anti-lock braking systems have been tuned to suit, with the latter being driver adjustable between five different settings.




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