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Top Expectations From the Ferrari FXX K Evo

Spy shot of the Ferrari FXX K Evo prototype.

Spy shot of the Ferrari FXX K Evo prototype.

A new Ferrari hypercar is set to be unveiled in a few days. The high-performance vehicle will be called the Ferrari FXX K Evo.

The FXX K Evo will make its debut at the 2017 Finali Mondiali. The event will be held this coming October 30 at the Mugello track in Italy.

The FXX K Evo was mentioned in the press release of Ferrari for the show. So far, only a few details were revealed about it. Combining the official information with other reliable sources and insiders within the company, here are the things we expect about it:

Design

The sports car manufacturer revealed that the FXX K Evo was based on the concept car they introduced at the 2014 Finali Mondiali held in Abu Dhabi. It should be noted though that the one they will showcase at the coming event will be an evolved version of the former.

Based on the past spy shots of the hypercar’s production version, it will heavily base its design on its concept model. There appears to be some tweaks in the bumper, spoilers and air intakes of the vehicle though.

The one that will be made available to customers appears to have a sharper profile too with its longer sloping hood and rear roofline. Look forward to a lighter armor for the production model as well.

Drivetrain

Again, the specific engine of the FXX K Evo remains a closely-guarded secret of Ferrari, but its press release claimed that the car could deliver more than 1,050 hp. It will likely have a hybrid setup, which is made up of a petrol engine and electric motors. The petrol unit of the auto will most probably be a 6.3-liter V12.

Given the car’s hybrid setup featuring a V12 combustion engine, better aerodynamic elements and lighter frame, it is bound to have a quick acceleration time that might even be faster than the record set by the original FXX at the Fiorano track.

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Unveiled in Japan

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The Mitsubishi e-Evolution was just unveiled this week at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The auto is still in its concept stage but it promises to bring in high-performance elements similar to the discontinued Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

The Mitsubishi e-Evolution was classified by its maker as a crossover SUV. As the small letter “e” in its name implies, it is powered by electricity. The concept marks the Japanese brand’s first time to integrate EV technology with a high-performance vehicle.

According to a report, the e-Evolution makes use of three electric motors. The concept follows the same setup of the Lancer Evo, except that this one is electrified. Two of its motors are mounted to the rear wheels for better distribution of power and improved handling. Then the crossover possesses a four-wheel drive system.

The battery pack for the electric motors of the vehicle is located in the middle part of its base just under the floor. Mitsubishi said that it is to allow a better center of gravity for the auto.

The e-Evolution is equipped with an AI package. The source said that the AI analyzes the skill of the crossover’s driver. After that, it uses its assessment in its “coaching function”, which recommends ways for the driver on how to go about the various road conditions. The aim of such feature is to make the handling of the auto enjoyable and safe to the driver even if he or she does not have the skills of the racing driver.

Since Mitsubishi is now a part of the Renault-Nissan alliance, it is expected that some of the technologies found in the coming EV will also appear in the future vehicles of Renault and Nissan under a different name.

Photos

The pictures below show the concept form of the Mitsubishi e-Evolution:

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