Richard S. Cunanan

Controlled Substances

Ferrari has released the FXX-K Evo, a new version for their laboratory car. And it’s so good they don’t dare let you take it out on the road.

At the Finali Mondiali, Ferrari had the world premiere of their new FXX-K Evo, which will be available as an upgrade package for existing XX cars. But the FXX-K Evo will also be available as an extremely limited-run model by itself.

This latest development is an interesting step on the XX program, which was first launched in 2005. The XX program focused on cars which were specifically developed to play an active role in research and development.

This version, as with the Evo versions of the FXX and the 599 XX, has the benefit of an extensive and evolving package. It utilizes concepts developed and improved upon by concepts from all the various track categories of Ferrari, which is obviously a pretty wide range. Since Ferrari competes in the Formula 1, the GT3, the GTE, and the Challenge… well, there’s a lot of practical knowledge going into this newest FXX-K Evo.

However, Ferrari wisely stresses that it is not legal for road use, and cannot compete outside of the specific program. So, no pizza runs in the FXX-K, guys. It just wouldn’t be right.

After all, the things this car has been developed to do – and to be – are phenomenal. The weight was brought down, using carbon-fiber developments, so that even though Ferrari ADDED things like the fixed rear wing, the overall weight went down.

Furthermore wind-tunnel testing (for an entire year) brought significant improvements in downforce figures, aiding in cornering, stability, and just overall driving pleasure. Downforce coefficient has been improved by an impressive 23%. Obviously, that fixed rear wing helps out here. Indeed, the car’s performance was so enhanced that Ferrari had to install new front brake air intakes. Proving once again that the only thing that can slow Ferrari down is Ferrari itself.