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FERRARI FXX Program
Thursday and Wednesday, 12-13th, April, 2017
The friends from Ferrari and Scuderia Ferrari invited Sergio Durante to the super exclusive event held at Mugello Circuit, where professional and excellent drivers were testing the power of the incredible Ferrari FXX-K Hybrid race cars.
At the event there were also some historic F1 Ferrari cars.
The FXX K produces a total power of 1,050 PS (772 kW; 1,036 hp) and over 900 N·m (664 lb·ft), of which 860 PS (633 kW; 848 hp) are delivered by the V12 ICE and 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) by the electric motor. The V12 engine has been tuned for track use as well as the HY-KERS system. The FXX-K has extremely effective downforce generation and the result is a downforce of 540 kg (1,190 lb) at 360 km/h (224 mph).
It includes four driving modes: Qualify (maximum performance on short distance), Long Run (for long distance driving), Fast Charge (for faster recharging of the battery) and Manual Boost, that uses all the power of the engine and batteries for maximum torque, cornering and speed. It has F1-based technology, including the E-Diff electronic differential, F1-Trac traction control and racing ABS brakes, all controlled from the center console (Manettino). Like the preceding FXX and 599XX, the FXX K is a part of Ferrari's Client Test Driver program, that allows owners of XX cars to drive in special tracks, collecting data for use in future Ferrari road and race cars. The front of the car has a large splitter and twin-profile spoiler, the headlights are very small for improving aerodynamics. In the rear, the tail is higher and includes a mobile spoiler with a tailfin and a small wing in the end of each fin to maximize the downforce.
The FXX-K has a power to weight ratio of 1.11 kg (2.45 lb) per horsepower.
It was a fantastic experience and an interesting opportunity to see the professionally of the Ferrari Team at work.
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