Following in the footsteps of the popular Challenge Series, Ferrari and their Corse Clienti division realized that there was a market to produce and sell a limited production run of a track-only Ferrari supercar not intended for racing. These would be offered only to “friends of the house,” offering a unique experience to collaborate with the factory and develop the future generation of road cars. Over the course of the summer of 2005, prototypes of what would become the FXX were shown to clients whom Ferrari thought worthy by invitation only to gauge interest. Formally introduced to the public at the Bologna Motor Show that same year, only thirty-eight examples were built over the course of production. A Corse Clienti version of the 599 GTB, the 599XX, was also introduced in 2009, offering clients the same experience as the FXX, yet in a front-engined package.
The true successor to the FXX would not be announced until after a new Ferrari hypercar; once the hybrid-electric LaFerrari broke cover at the Geneva Auto Show in 2013, it was only natural that a track-only version for use in Corse Clienti events would follow. The FXX K was first unveiled at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali held at Yas Marini Circuit in Abu Dhabi in 2014.
Power in both the FXX K’s electric and petrol-powered motors was raised to 1,035 bhp in total, meaning 187 bhp from the electric motor and 848 bhp from the 6.3-litre V-12, an 85 bhp jump in total. Naturally, the car’s aerodynamics were also seriously reviewed and optimised for use on the track, with the nose receiving a two-part splitter and vertical fins on either end. A twin-profile rear spoiler defines the rear end visually and helps to manage downforce, which is increased by as much as 50% over the LaFerrari. Boasting a much more menacing stance as a result, the FXX K is 194 mm longer and also 59 mm wider than its road-going sibling. Finally, the FXX K tips the scales at around 1,255 kg, some 90 kg lighter than the LaFerrari. It is able to lap Fiorano in just 1:14, five seconds faster than the LaFerrari.
Painted in traditional Rosso Corsa with silver highlights and wearing the race number 7, this FXX K is offered today from the collection of its first and only owner. Since its delivery, the car has not been driven in any Corse Clienti events. It is presented in ‘standard’ guise and can be upgraded to ‘Evo’ specifications by Corse Clienti in Maranello, should its next owner choose, or can be enjoyed as delivered in its current configuration. With less than 250 km on the odometer, this FXX K is presented today in virtually as-new condition throughout.
Ownership of an FXX K truly offers a unique and exciting side of Ferrari ownership and on-track driving. Owners work in close collaboration with Ferrari’s own engineers and professional test drivers to hone and improve their driving on some of the world’s most incredible racetracks in a non-competitive format. Ready to be driven in Corse Clienti events worldwide in 2020 and beyond, this is an incredible opportunity for an enthusiast to become part of the Ferrari family.