With the embargo up on early reviews, the repetitively named Ferrari LaFerrari has become the supercar du jour. It has already been put through its paces; nonetheless, we know that Ferrari isn’t done with the development of its current halo model just yet. News continues to leak out about the even more hardcore LaFerrari XX track car.
The new XX, simply put, is set to be the most violent, intense and ferocious production car in the company’s history. Why? Because somebody at Ferrari said a hybrid powertrain pumping out 950 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds simply wasn’t quick enough. The most erotic saga of Ferrari-XX is the saga of cars engineered for tracks where there are no speed limits. This new model hiperdeportivo Ferrari is expected to be the most powerful beast.
According to the sources, the Ferrari LaFerrari XX will wear slick tires, a redesigned electric system, tweaked aerodynamics and enhanced suspension. Beneath the hood will be a Formula 1-derived turbocharged V6 engine. No official engine specs have been released yet, but the company’s latest F1 powerplant happens to be a turbocharged V6 1.6 liter churning out 600 horsepower. Coincidence? I think not! Especially considering the video, which surfaced last year of a camouflaged LaFerrari doing laps with a very unique forced-induction soundtrack.
Sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox to the rear wheels, the LaFerrari is capable of accelerating from 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds, cracking 200kph just four seconds later, and a top speed in excess of 350kph. Hugely fast, then. No confirmation yet that the XX will run this engine. But even if it doesn’t, the very fact that Ferrari tried it out shows just how serious it is about making the XX into an unimaginably ballistic machine.
In spite of having a warp reactor under the accelerator and enhanced aerodynamics, Antonella Coletta Head of Ferrari’s Sport Activity Department said: “That it would be “difficult” to increase the performance of LaFerrari much. That said, the XX should be slightly lighter unlike the standard car. The last “XX” model Ferrari released, the 599XX, was 77 pounds lighter as compared to standard 599.
As with previous XX models, LaFerrari XX will be a “track-focused hypercar”, and thus, will not be street legal. So no “civilian gear” such as trunk space, tire treads or turn signals.
Perhaps the scariest thing about this car is Ferrari’s rumored Nurburgring lap time target, a downright terrifying 6:35. If the car can actually manage that time, it would smash all current production car records, besting the McLaren P1 (rumored to be 6:47), the Porsche 918 Spyder (6.57) and even UK manufacturer Radical’s barely legal SR8 (6:55) and the SR8 LM (6:47).
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