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The FXX K Thread

Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by MisterMaranello, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. treynor

    treynor Formula Junior

    Dec 6, 2003
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    Ben
    I got a few laps at the end of the day once #Racewife had put 160km of track time on the FXX-K. Short report:

    Brakes: check. Slightly better than on the 599XX, which is to say, insane if you're used to street grip. Easy to feel ABS actuation and to keep the car on the limit of adhesion.
    Cornering: check. The FXXK is more neutral than the 458 Challenge; it doesn't like being trail-braked into low speed corners and prefers a bit of maintenance throttle starting midcorner. VERY communicative, you can always tell what the front tires are doing and the chassis is settled and comfortable. Corner exit is of course all about managing traction, but the car really puts down the power well. You can feel the aero effect in mid-speed corners on up.
    Motor: good god. Picture a 458 Challenge EVO, and then double it. Midrange is insane, top end is insane, sound is insane. I'm in love.

    One of the best things about the FXXK is its integration of electronics like side-slip control. The computer lets you get enough power to the rears to get them to take a slip angle exiting the corner, and eventually to step out, but it doesn't happen suddenly and it lets you explore throttle application on a >1000HP car without horrific consequences. As such it's a great driver confidence booster, and lets you learn how to apply the car's massive power without dying in the process.

    Overall the FXX-K is the friendliest track car I've ever driven. That shouldn't be the case for a 1039HP downforce car on slicks, but it is. Ferrari has done some black magic here.
     
  2. treynor

    treynor Formula Junior

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    Matt - we'll be there with both the 599XX and the FXX-K, and we have run groups for both cars each day. I would recommend Saturday or Sunday since Friday we're all learning the track. And I would recommend letting the weather decide between those two days.
     
  3. ChalStrad

    ChalStrad Formula 3

    Jan 22, 2004
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    I'll be there with "just" the K....

    Let the weather decide? Does it rain in anew Orleans? Well if it does the K in the wet will be very interesting!!!!
     
  4. Str8shooter

    Str8shooter Formula 3
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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Is NOLA going to be open to the public?

    I'd really like to go and take some pictures and video :)
     
  5. FerRrari

    FerRrari Formula Junior

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    Ferrari.com has event details and links for purchasing tickets AFAIK.
     
  6. NürScud

    NürScud F1 Veteran

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    Interesting and scary!
     
  7. Matt LaMotte

    Matt LaMotte Formula 3

    Oct 30, 2002
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    Thanks guys...it's a pretty nice track if you ask me but then again I have never been around the world racing. As for the weather I can tell you it could be hot and humid but October has some nice weather down here. Rain is always a possibility but it can disappear just as fast as it showed up. Fingers crossed for good weather.
     
  8. ChalStrad

    ChalStrad Formula 3

    Jan 22, 2004
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    Fingers crossed it is then!!
     
  9. omd78

    omd78 F1 World Champ
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    Next 2 days Spa! Looking forward to my trip on Wednesday.

    Gr. Martin
     
  10. luke_buzz

    luke_buzz Rookie

    Jan 20, 2015
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    New FXX K at Spa today! No. 76, chassis number unknown.[​IMG]


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  11. luke_buzz

    luke_buzz Rookie

    Jan 20, 2015
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    Scratch that, two new FXX K 😂


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  12. treynor

    treynor Formula Junior

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    Ben
    Yup ;)

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  13. Matt LaMotte

    Matt LaMotte Formula 3

    Oct 30, 2002
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    Hopefully Schmee will be posting up some videos on his Youtube channel soon. I'm sure you guys have fun out there. How many FXXK's showed up?
     
  14. Valerian

    Valerian Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2013
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    George
    Apperently 6 of them. #13, #15, #23, #61, #69 and #75.
     
  15. faykau

    faykau Formula Junior

    Dec 19, 2013
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    hummm...silver on white looks pretty tacky. i wish to see a single color fxxk without any livery.
     
  16. enzo360

    enzo360 F1 Veteran
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  17. faykau

    faykau Formula Junior

    Dec 19, 2013
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    thanks for the photos
    my wishful thinking is that #13 could lose its mcdonald color scheme and have the hood vent painted in red too, or #23 have the red roof, but yea so far, #23 is my favorite of all the red ones. #61 reminds of some nike basketball shoes...
    still though, #27 is my favorite one so far, but i do look forward to see the all matte black fxxk if the rumored photo while ago was real, and i can live with the pink lines on that.
     
  18. faykau

    faykau Formula Junior

    Dec 19, 2013
    603
    interesting that #10 was the launch car with red paint on it. do you know if it's resprayed in pearl white or a completely different car than the first one?

    it is the best looking white one so far.
     
  19. BALH

    BALH Karting

    Aug 31, 2009
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    Henrik Hedman
    Completely different car………
     
  20. faykau

    faykau Formula Junior

    Dec 19, 2013
    603
    i vaguely recalled the white one was yours right balh?

    so there are two #10 fxxks?
     

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