3 December 2014

World Premier of Ferrari FXX K next week

Ferrari's new FXX K research and development programme will receive its world premiere next weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, writes Trish Whelan.

The laboratory-car is based on Maranello's first hybrid model and will grace the world's tracks from next year onwards. The K in its name is a reference to the 'KERS' kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximising its track performance.

However, the FXX K will never be used in competition. It was developed to provide an 'unprecedented driving experience' to the exclusive group of Client-Test Drivers with whom the Prancing Horse will roll out a test programme over the next two years.

The car has a total power output of 1050hp delivered by its conventional V12 engine and 190 by its electric motor. Maximum torque is in excess of 900 Nm.

We can just gaze and drool!