11 Insane Track Only Hypercars You Didn’t Know About

To the normal car guy, a track car is a car he can drive to the race track, have a good time racing others and drive back home. If you want something a bit more hardcore you build a specific car for the track but you have a trailer to get it there and back. When the racing itch gets worse you buy a full-blown race car offered by a manufacturer and enter a racing series.

But then there are those who spend millions to buy exclusive race cars that are not even legal for any race series. These are the highest level of gentleman racing. It caters to the world’s most elite clients in a controlled and safe environment while delivering exhilarating experiences like no other. This is the world of exclusive track cars meant for the rich and wealthy.

Exotic materials like Carbon fiber, lightweight aluminum, and even aerospace technology are implemented here. The price tags of these, if you have to ask you can’t afford it

1. Ferrari FXX

The Ferrari FXX is a track-only hypercar that is based on the Ferrari Enzo. The FXX was produced from 2005 to 2007  and made exclusively for the most elite Ferrari customers who wanted a race car version of their already fast supercar. It made use of the Enzo’s V12, but this time par was up from 651 horsepower to 789 horsepower in the FXX and 848 horsepower in the FXX Evoluzione. Only 30 of these cars were ever produced and they were all sold in Europe. Each of these cars are kept and looked after by Ferrari and can only be driven on approved Track Days by Ferrari.

2. Maserati MC12 Corse

The Maserati MC12 is the sister car of the Ferrari Enzo, so it should come as no surprise that this supercar uses a lot of Ferrari parts. Only 12 of the MC12 Corsa were ever produced making it rarer than the Ferrari it was based on. The 6.0 liter Ferrari V12 produces 745 horsepower which is a bit less than the Ferrari FXX. Unlike the Ferraris that are normally known for their red paint, the MC12 was painted in its own unique white and blue color scheme.

3. Ferrari 599XX

The 599 was never a hypercar, to begin with, but Ferrari decided to give it the XX treatment. In 2009 the 599 xx was released as a track-only version of the Ferrari 599. Its V12 now had a maximum output of 730 horsepower which is more than 110 horsepower more than the regular Ferrari 599. Only 44 of these cars were ever built and as usual, they were already pre-sold to selected Ferrari customers.

4. Ferrari FXX K

The Laferrari is the latest hyper to receive the XX package from Ferrari. The hybrid V12 found in the FXX K now produces a total of 1035 horsepower, the Laferrari only produced about 950 horsepower. The Ferrari FXX K was produced from 2015 to 2017 and only 40 were ever built. Just like the previous FXX and 599XX, THE FXX K will be kept and maintained by Ferrari for its customers and can only be driven on approved track days with engineers provided by Ferrari.

5. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento was made as an engineering exercise for the brand in terms of weight reduction and the use of carbon fiber. The Sesto Elemento means the sixth element which refers to the atomic number for carbon in the periodic table. The Sesto Elemento is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, it also borrows that car’s 5.2 liter V10 which makes 562 horsepower. Weight reduction was the main priority and with the extensive use of carbon fiber, the Sesto Elemento weighed 2200 lb’s (999kg), for reference the Mazda Miata weighs 2400 lbs. 20 of these cars were originally planned for production but less than 10 were eventually made. Each one of them cost around $2 million.

6. Lamborghini Essenza V12

In the last few years, Lamborghini has been very successful with its series of Limited hypercars but they all could be driven on the road. In July 2020, Lamborghini announced its next track-only car. The Essenza V12 is a track-only based on the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The car was created under the Lamborghini Squadra Corse racing division. It shares the same 6.5 liter V12 found in the SVJ and now produces 820 horsepower, the SVJ makes 770 horsepower. It weighs just over 3,000 pounds (1370 kg) which is much heavier than the previous Sesto Elemento. But its massive rear wing can help it generate 1200kg of downforce at 155 mph. 40 of these cars have been planned for production and Lamborghini would even allow the customers to take their cars home.

7. Aston Martin Vulcan

Aston Martin is known for its Luxury grand tourers and not for being the fastest or best track cars. But in 2015 they unveiled the Vulcan to the world, the Vulcan is a track-only hypercar that took design inspiration from models such as the Vantage, DB9, and ONE-77. It has a naturally aspirated V12 producing 820 horsepower when the knob is fully turned to max power. The Vulcan is so crazy that 3 power settings were made available. The first level only has 500 horsepower, the second gave 675 horsepyand turned up to the max gave the full 820 horsepower. It has a giant rear wing that gives 3,003 pounds (1362kg) of downforce at top speed which is more than the weight of the car, the Vulcan weighs 2976 pounds(1350kg). Only 24 were made and they cost $2.4 million each

8. Mclaren P1 GTR

The Mclaren P1 is the first hypercar the brand has made since its very first road car the F1. The GTR named was used on the F1 to signify the track-only versions and the P1 has done the same. The P1 GTR was unveiled in 2015 and was only made available to existing P1 owners. The P1 GTR’s hybrid engine now produced 1000 horsepower and weight was reduced by 110 pounds (50kg). The massive fixed wing now produced 10% more downforce than the existing P1 which already has a massive active rear wing. 58 cars were made and 27 of them have been converted by Mclaren specialists Lanzante to be road legal for customers who wanted to drive their cars on the road. 

9. Mclaren Senna GTR

The Senna is already a very capable car made from the beginning to demolish lap times on a race track. But what happens when you take out less weight from an already light car and add more downforce to a said car, You get the Senna GTR. The already bonkers Senna has a curb weight of 1200kg and serious downforce from its massive rear wing. The Senna GTR weighs less and has for downforce and its 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 now produces more power. Only 25 of these cars were produced and all were sold to customers who already owned Senna’s. A collector in Florida even owns 2.

10. Pagani Zonda R

The Zonda was the first and longest-running model for the Pagani brand since it launched in 1992. Many Variations of the Zonda have been made with some special one-offs for select customers but the craziest of them all is the Zonda R. It uses a 6.0 liter V12 sourced from the racing version of the Mercedes CLK GTR which makes 740 horsepower along with a glorious soundtrack. Only 15 of these cars were ever made but its successor came years later.

11. Pagani Huayra R

The Huayra R is the track-only version of the already beautiful Hauyra, with some lessons taken from the Zonda R. The twin-turbo V12 is no more, instead, the Huayra R is equipped with a naturally aspirated V12 which produces 850 horsepower. The car features new elongated bodywork for better aerodynamics and a new fixed-wing which produces 1000kg of downforce, the car itself weighs only 1050 Kg.

Track cars like these are built with a single purpose in mind, which is to go fast and demolish lap times with no rules attached to how they are built. They can’t compete in any official race since they aren’t bound by such rules. The downside is supercars are already expensive and Track cars like these are much more expensive toys for the rich. We all love to go racing once in a while and we have options to pick from, what would you take to the track? Let us know.

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