Ferrari's newest supercar is so extreme it's not allowed on the road

  • The car is based on the Ferrari LaFerrari hypercar.
  • It has a 1,000-horsepower hybrid engine.
  • The FXX-K Evo adds complicated new aerodynamics.

Ferrari rolled out its thoroughly insane FXX-K in late 2014.

“It was … developed to be completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations that will guarantee an unprecedented driving experience,” Ferrari said of the ultra-rare, 1,000-horsepower hybrid monster at the time.

Two years later, the FXX-K has evolved. Say hello to the FXX-K Evo.

Derived from the racing world and adopting track-specific content, the FXX-K Evo, like all the previous XX cars, is not homologated for road use and will not be used in competition outside its dedicated programme,” Ferrari said in a statement.

Ferrari FXX-K EvoFerrariDownforce has been massively increased.

“Mirroring the vocation of its predecessor, it, however, is aimed at a small, highly-select group of Ferrari Clients: supercar enthusiasts eager to share the development of technologically-innovative content with the Prancing Horse technicians, through driving a closed-wheel laboratory car.”

Basically, Ferrari keeps the car for you. You get to drive it in strictly Ferrari-controlled environments — and never on the actual roads. The price? The La Ferrari-derived machine goes for about $US3 million.

Ferrari FXX-K EvoFerrariNow that’s a wing.

The FXX-K Evo is all about aerodynamics. The physics are intricate and complicated, but the bottom line, according to the carmaker, is a “downforce coefficient has been improved by 23% on the previous version, which is the equivalent of a 75% increase on the road car from which it is derived.”

At the ridiculous 9,400 rpm redline, that means the FXX-K Evo is pressing into the tarmac with 1,800 lbs. of downforce. That means the FXX-K Evo will be able to turn blistering laps on a racetrack without the tires budging as the beastly powerplant lays down the hurt.

Leave it to Ferrari to take that which already insane and make it even more so.

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