Monday, April 27th 2015. | Auto & Motor, Car

What is is like to drive a real Ferrari FXX-K? Everyone knows it can hit 60 mph in 0.52 seconds. It can beat a Veyron to 260 mph in reverse. The FXX K produces so much lateral grip that Ferrari has to use acid-etching paint to keep the red on in corners. The Ferrari FXX-K racing variant can unscrew pickle jars on a slalom course, cause a redshift in sunlight under maximum acceleration, trigger fusion, grant wishes and get your girlfriend to stop stealing the covers at 2 a.m. At least, it can in the imaginations of people who will never see one in action — and Ferrari seems to prefer it that way. (Eds Disclaimer: Richard tends toward hyperbole a bit.)

Enzo himself never made any secret of the fact that he only sold street cars to fund his racing endeavors. But that’s always been part of the Ferrari experience; knowing that you’re not so much buying a car, as you are buying into the team. That’s been the case with every Ferrari ever made, including the LaFerrari.

The FXX-K version of the LaFerrari, much like the FXX version of the Enzo that preceded it, is part of Ferrari’s Corse Clienti customer racing program. Which is another way of saying: “If you already own 10 Ferraris, pay us several million and we’ll let you drive this one around a track from time to time.” That’s Ferrari’s way of keeping its F1 technology out of competitors’ hands — and the car out of the hands of auto journalists, who might spoil the fun by callously comparing it to other cars. So, the question now is: Is this new FXX a classic Ferrari fleece job? Is it Maranello offering all carbon-fiber hat and no galloping horse?

Continue reading and see for yourself.

Ferrari FXX K – On Board At Paul Ricard: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 27 April 2015 18:00 EST.

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