Ferrari showed the new hypercar at the Finali Mondiali race at the Mugello circuit in Tuscany. The car, which the Italian automaker says melds various design elements from Formula 1, GT3, GTE and other racing series, is not only lighter than the FXX-K (thanks to an F1-derived carbon fiber forming process), but it’s also got quite a bit more downforce.
The Evo package represents a significant increase in downforce: 23 percent over the existing FXX-K, and an amazing 75 percent over the road-going LaFerrari. In fact, it now generates nearly as much downforce as Ferrari’s GT racing models, with over 1,800 pounds of aerodynamic grip produced at top speed.
At 124 miles per hour, says Ferrari, the bits and baubles push toward the earth with 1,411 pounds of downforce. In addition to the aero tweaks, Ferrari made adjustments to the FXX-K’s suspension, fitted it with a redesigned steering wheel, and installed a larger interior display. Owners of previous FXX-K models can opt to have these upgrades added to their cars, and a limited number of new Evos will be produced.