As noted in the previous thread, the Ferrari LaFerrari has been the buzz of the week.
Considering it is one of three remarkable supercars launched this year, in addition to the equally remarkable possibility of a 50,000 Euro fine applied to anyone breaking the review embargo, it has gained a lot of attention.
BUT, you may have noticed some spy shots this week. This LaFerrari was clearly not the same as the standard car.
That's because it was the XX version. As you may remember, Ferrari released a testing program with an Enzo-based car, the FXX, and the 599-based 599XX. No word if this will be yet another development program or if it will simply be a consumer-facing product.
Ferrari LaFerrari XX spy shots
...Coletta admitted that making the XX version any quicker would be ‘difficult'; quite possibly the understatement of the year. But then Ferrari's XX programme has never just been about power. Coletta suggested the LaFerrari XX would boast a revised suspension system, as well as more aero and a rethought electric system. Oh, and slick tyres.
Though Coletta never mentioned anything about the powertrain, you might remember late last year, the Internet was ablaze with a video of a disguised LaFerrari mule lapping Fiorano and making a very V6-turbo noise. Online speculation reckoned on Ferrari doing some secret-squirrel pre-season race testing. But no, we've been told from very high up in the company that this was a potential powertrain for the new XX...