Ahead of the LaFerrari XX’s expected debut early next month in Abu Dhabi, a prototype has been spied undergoing testing at the company’s Fiorano test track.
These pictures provide us with our best glimpse at the new aerodynamic features of the track-tuned LaFerrari so far. At the front, the prototype is characterised by its prominent splitter and additional air intakes. At the tail, the LeFerrari XX receives a large rear spoiler/airbrake than the road going LaFerrari as well as two prominent fins stretching above the spoiler. Elsewhere, the quad exhaust pipes have been replaced with a dual-pipe setup while a more focused rear diffuser is also feature.
Inside, we know that the LaFerrari XX will be stripped out to save weight and come installed with ultra-lightweight race-spec bucket seats.
Despite some recent rumours suggesting that the LaFerrari XX could use a turbocharged hybrid Formula One V6 derived powertrain, it will instead use the same powertrain as the road-going LaFerrari. However, it will be tuned to deliver around 1050 hp which is 100 hp more than the road car. It is believed that the extra power has been squeezed out of the naturally-aspirated V12 rather than the 161 hp electric motor.
To give you some idea of how fast the LaFerrari XX will be, it’s worth comparing it to the FXX. Based on the Ferrari Enzo, the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione delivers 850 hp and can reach 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and a theoretical top speed of 400 km/h! Add an extra 200 hp to that and the LaFerrari XX should really break the barriers of what we think cars available to private customers cars capable of.
[Via World Car Fans]