Rumors have been surfacing for some time now that Ferrari has been working on a track version of the LaFerrari called LaFerrari XX. There are reports that a variant of the LaFerrari XX equipped with a hybrid 6.3-liter V12 engine capable of producing 949 horsepower was seen putting down a six minute, 35 second lap time around the historic Nurburgring.
Latest rumors state that Ferrari has chosen to scrap the current powerplant in favor of the engine currently being used in Formula 1. This means that the 6.3- liter V12 hybrid will give way to a twin-turbo V-6 engine. This represents an extreme change in direction. It’s hard to tell how power and speed will compare between the two variants; however, the Formula 1 inspired engine package will definitely reduce weight, combined with a revised aero package and some suspension changes could result is much faster lap times.
Rumors are swirling this morning that the barely commenced LaFerrari XX project has unofficially set a track record at the Nurburgring for track-only vehicles with a stunning time of 6:35. If this rumor proves to be true, then the LaFerrari XX will have surpassed the previous record set by the Pagani Zonda R by 12 seconds making the LaFerrari XX the fastest production-based, track-exclusive car to ever take laps around the Nurburgring. This record will also smash all previous Ferrari track-based records set by the Ferrari 599XX, the only other track-only Ferrari to break the seven minute barrier at the “Ring”.