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LaFerrari XX spied at Nurburgring

Snapshot: LaFerrari XX, Ferrari's track special version of its current flagship, the Rs. 10 Crore (excluding duties, i.e.) LaFerrari, appears on Nurburgring

There are supercars and there are hypercars; and then there are track-only versions of them both. With these track specials the manufacturer can go full monty without having to worry about road legalities and stuff. Yes, 'track-only' means just that - the car can only be driven on a race-track and not on public roads. These are certainly not for posers then...     

Now, Ferrari's flagship, the LaFerrari, gets the 'XX' treatment - please don't get any ideas; that's Ferrari's classification of its track specials. The last XX car to come out of the Ferrari stable was the 599XX and prior to that it was the FXX - based on the Enzo, the FXX at that time seemed to be hell-bent on rewriting a few rules of Physics. The LaFerrari XX now, in all probability, will decimate all if the test-mule's time of 6 minutes and 35 seconds at the Nurburgring is anything to go by. To put things into perspective, the  current record holder is the McLaren P1 at 6 minutes and 47 seconds - that's a huge twelve-second difference. Wait a minute, the P1's time had actually broken the Porsche 918 Spyder's record of 6 minutes and 57 seconds. So, the Ferrari is 22 seconds quicker than the Porsche around the 'Ring - in racing, that's a difference of several light years. Let that sink in before you proceed to read on...  

Though, the XX would for sure see significant reduction in weight, and will also get serious aerodynamic upgrades, Ferrari officials have already confirmed that it would be "difficult" to extract any more power from LaFerrari’s current output of 950 bhp, stating that the new model will have "more or less" the same power. The new car will also see changes in the suspension system, aerodynamics, electrical systems, and it would definitely wear slicks. 

The car spied at the Nurburgring features an unpainted body with the LaFerrari's windows replaced by sliding plastic units. It's running on Pirelli rubber and a larger new rear spoiler is also conspicuous by its presence. 

Antonella Coletta, Ferrari's Sporting Activity Department head, has confirmed Ferrari's plans to introduce the new model. Addressing the Australian press, he said that the new LaFerrai XX should be production ready by early next year. He also added, "Making the new car faster than its sibling would be very hard, but that's the challenge.

 

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