LaFerrari XX rumored to ditch the V12 engine in favor of a turbocharged V6

Article by Andrew Christian, on May 1, 2014

We already said that the LaFerrari is maybe the most extreme Ferrari ever produced but it appears that the Italian company has even bigger plans. For those who don’t know, Ferrari will continue its tradition and offer a track-focused version of its latest supercar dubbed LaFerrari XX.

What’s more interesting is that the new hardcover version of the LaFerrari will ditch the V12 engine in favor of a V6 turbo hybrid powertrain derived from Formula 1. According to a Top Gear source, the LaFerrari XX will arrive next year, in January or February.

Comparing it with the standard version, the track version of the LaFerrari will offer a revised suspension system but also a new aerodynamic kit. For those who don’t know, the standard LaFerrari is powered by a 6.3-liter V12 engine that generates 800 hp at 9,250 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm.

In addition, the supercar uses an electric motor that delivers 120 kW or 163 hp, which means that the total output developed by the hybrid system is 963 hp. The hybrid system uses not one, but two electric motors: one powering the driven wheels and the second the ancillaries.

The electric motors take their energy from the battery pack (which weighs 60 kg) located on the floor of the chassis.

Regarding the performances, these are extreme: 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in under 7 seconds and 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in 15 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 218 mph or 350 km/h. Thanks to the hybrid system, the LaFerrari emits only 330 g/km of CO2.

Ferrari will only produce 499 units of the LaFerrari but all of them are already sold. So, if you want one, i guess a second hand version will be the perfect solution for you.

The upcoming LaFerrari XX is expected to be even faster than this beast and this only means that the rumors regarding a possible Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 35 seconds might be real.

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