Not that long ago, only a small handful of automakers used to offer track cars. That’s changed in the past few years, as brands like Aston Martin and McLaren have followed in Ferrari’s footsteps with track-only versions of their respective hypercars.
Ferrari, though, was the first to come with the idea of race-prepped hypercars with its XX project that is a part of the brand’s Corse Clienti program.
While 99 percent of us will never find ourselves in one of the XX-branded cars, we can enjoy this video of one of them going around a track.
The following video, which was posted by Speedracer38, gives us a look at what it would be like to strap ourselves into a FXX K and take it out onto the Road Atlanta circuit. Ferrari recently brought its track-only cars to the circuit in Braselton, Ga. earlier this month, so if you close enough you’ll be able to see a few other XX machines.
Just like the LaFerrari on which it is based, the FXX K features a naturally-aspirated V12 that cranks out 848 horsepower. That would be enough for monstrous performance, but there’s also an additional 187 hp from a HY-KERS kinetic-energy recovery system, which brings the total output up to 1,036 HP. That makes the FXX K more powerful than the LaFerrari by 86 horses. The track car is also much more exclusive, as only 40 units were built, and more expensive with a price tag of roughly $3 million.
That’s a whole lot of change for a car that you can’t drive on the road or even take it to your garage (they always stay with Corse Clienti and customers show up to drive them), but watching it on the track with the NA V12 screaming in the background makes it seem worth it.