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Ferrari FXX K, McLaren P1 GTR, Aston Martin Vulcan: Sinfully expensive toys for the race track

They are extremely fast, incredibly high-powered, exclusive, sinfully expensive and not road compatible: the Ferrari FXX K, McLaren P1 GTR and Aston Martin Vulcan are set to rock the world's race tracks, without being represented in an international racing series. We present the "Track Only" models for well-to-do customers.

With the LaFerrari, Ferrari 2013 released a 950 HP hybrid supercar. Powerful enough for the race track, but also road compatible. In the case of the Ferrari FXX K, presented at the end of 2014 in Abu Dhabi and based on the LaFerrari, the Italians drove out all road compatibility. It is a model intended exclusively for closed race tracks.

Ferrari FXX K with 1,035 HP

The supercar conceals 1,035 HP under its red dress. 848 of these are provided by a 6.3-litre V12, with another 187 HP contributed by an electric motor. The power of the Ferrari FXX K has not gone unnoticed by the four-times Formula 1 world champions. "Mamma mia, that thing can move. As fast as the fire brigade“, Sebastian Vettel spluttered following a test drive on the in-house race track in Fiorano heraus.

In future the pleasure of the Ferrari FXX K will - with the exception of the Scudeeria F1 drivers - in future be reserved for select customers with a bulging wallet. The same is thae case for the competition from McLaren and Aston Martin. Like Ferrari the two British manufacturers have designed a vehicle purely for the race track. What connects them all: they are extremely fast, incredibly high-powered, exclusive and sinfully expensive . Specifically, this means: at least two million Euros.

Training programme for the customer base

Ferrari has already sold the just under 40 FXX K models. At a unit price of 2.5 million Euros plus tax. At organised circuit events, the customer test drivers can now run riot with their 1,035 HP toys. Within the context of the so-called "XX programme". These are organised by easily the most elitist driving school in the world, the "Corsa Clienti".

Ferrari provides engineers and instructors – mostly racing professionals – for the training. They show the customers how to et the most out of the vehicle and how to find the right line. On courses such as Fuji, Spa, Shanghai, Budapest or Laguna Seca. Those not inclined are not required to transport their Ferraris to the track themselves. The Italians take care of this on request.

McLaren and Aston Martin offer similar programmes for their customers. McLaren also offer simulator training in addition to track sessions. Aston Martin want to work their way up to the Vulcan with special track days with tests in models with weaker engines, such as the V12 Vantage S or One-77.

The McLaren P1 GTR snaps at the heels of the FXX K

The low-flying rocket is a little similar in appearance to the comic book character the Hulk. Muscular down to the last detail, and green. In the Aston Martin Vulcan pulses a seven-litre V12, which is expected to spit out 789 HP. A sequential six-speed transmission diverts all of the power to the rear axle. Aston Martin is only producing 24 of its Vulcan. At an estimated price of over two million Euros.

The McLaren P1 GTR is in a similar price bracket, and is reserved exclusively for customers who have already splashed out on the road-approved P1. The key data for the P1 GTR: 3.8-litre biturbo V8 with 789 HP and an electric motor with 197 HP. Together making 986 HO. Clever aerodynamics in conjunction with grippy tyres keep the P1 GTR on the ground, while a DRS system ensures top speed on the track.

In our image gallery we present the race track models from Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren. Plus a 562 HP Lamborghini weighing just 999 kilograms.





22 June 2015
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