Ferrari announces 1,050hp FXX K

This is the latest bonkers FXX car from Ferrari – it’s based on the LaFerrari, packs 1050hp and is Marenello’s answer to the McLaren P1 GTR.

The Ferrari FXX K (K for KERS – we’ll come back to that) is likely to cost well in excess of £2 million, but will be too crazy to legally drive on the road or in any race series.

Power comes from the 6.3-litre V12 engine already seen in the LaFerrari, but with power boosted to 860hp.

If that’s not enough, the Ferrari FXX K has an electric motor providing an extra 190hp – and total torque exceeds an incredible 660lb ft.

The extra power over the LaFerrari comes from new camshafts and a modified valvetrain with mechanical rather than hydraulic tappets.

The exhaust silencers have been removed, and the intake manifolds redesigned.

Ferrari FXX K: F1-inspired

The HY-KERS kinetic energy recovery system is similar to that used in Formula One cars. Drivers get a choice of modes: from qualify, for maximum performance within a limited number of laps; to fast charge, for a fast recharge of the car’s battery.

Downforce is improved by 50 per cent, says Ferrari, thanks partly to new front and rear spoilers and a larger splitter.

The FXX K is shod with slick Pirelli tyres fitted with sensors to monitor everything from grip to temperature.

Ferrari’s keeping quiet about performance figures of the FXX K, but with the standard LaFerrari hitting 62mph in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of 217mph… it’s going to be insane.

A fitting successor to the Enzo FXX, we reckon, and more than likely a match for the McLaren P1 GTR.

Ferrari announces 1,050hp FXX K