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Video: Sebastian Vettel takes LaFerrari FXX K for a thrashing

Ferrari has released a video featuring its newest driver, four-time F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel, spanking the new LaFerrari FXX K around the legendary Fiorano circuit in Italy.

Sebastian Vettel- LaFerrari FXX K

Having left Redbull last season, the German now dons the ‘rosso’ outfit for Ferrari Scuderia. And the perks of being a Ferrari driver are some of the most desirable you’ll come across.

Ferrari was kind enough to let Vettel go crazy around its famous Fiorano circuit in the track-only version of its LaFerrari hybrid hypercar. Despite having understandably high expectations of cars, Vettel was quoted following the drive as saying “mamma mia. It goes like a rocket!”

Ferrari later said that Vettel “really pushed the car to the limit, only easing off for a single lap to let the brakes cool a little before upping the speed ante still further”.

The FXX K is an upgraded version of the LaFerrari hypercar, which can only be driven on a track. It’s 90kg lighter than the LaFerrari, and produces 722kW and 900Nm from a 6.3-litre V12 which is mated to an electric motor and KERS system. Take a look below. It’s mind-blowing stuff.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.