Originally Posted by REALZEUS
What do you think about his remarks that the K is like an extremely fast road car and not like a race car?
Firstly, for Daytona the set up of the cars was modified to deal with the banking. The ride heights were altered, softer springs were put on and specific tyres for the banking were provided by Pirelli, all of this after a lot of testing. There is nothing unusual about this. For the Rolex 24, Continental supply a Daytona-specific tyre.
The result was that the car was a lot softer, and had a greater tendency to roll while at the same time dealing with tyres that were harder and therefore less grippy.
So Harris' comment is justified when considering that he has no other experience of the car. In the meantime, the FXXK ran between 1,5 and 2 seconds quicker during the Ferrari Finals than the fastest GTD cars during the Rolex 24....
The car is less of an all out racing car than a purpose-built GT racing car and carries over certain elements from the road car, but it is the LaFerrari that is an extremely fast road car, the FXXK is a laboratory for the future in racing car clothes that do not respond to any specific regulation, making it truly amazing.
I have had the privilege to drive some of the most amazing racing and road cars in the world and in anger. I have had the joy of winning a major championship, so I think my appreciation is fairly objective. The FXXK, in which I have done some 2500 kms, is definitely a whole lot more than a fast road car!! Sorry, Harris!!