Back in 2012, Google executive Benjamin Sloss purchased a Ferrari 599XX Evolution at auction for $1.8 million. Now it has been revealed that the petrolhead is one of just 32 people in the world to have purchased the brand new Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K.
The LaFerrari FXX K will be added to Sloss’s rapidly expanding fleet which already consists of a Volcano Red McLaren 12C Spider, a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Ford Raptor and a McLaren P1 finished in a breathtaking shade of Volcano Orange.
Beneath the skin, the LaFerrari FXX K features a tuned version of the LaFerrari’s 6.3-litre V12 engine and electric motor powertrain. Rather than the 950 hp delivered by the road car, the LaFerrari FXX K produces a potent 1021 hp and over 664 lb-ft of torque. Of that power, 835 hp comes from the naturally-aspirated V12 while the remaining 188 hp comes from the upgraded electric motor. Mated to this potent powertrain is a seven-speed paddle-shift dual clutch transmission.
To achieve the extra power, the V12 has been installed with new camshafts, revised intake manifolds, a redesigned valve train as well as mechanical tappets. Elsewhere, the exhaust system has been changed while the HY-KERS system now provides four different driving modes. These are Qualify Mode, Long Run, Manual Boost and Fast Charge.