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This Google Exec Bought His Wife A Ferrari FXX K For Her Birthday

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Billionaire Google executive Benjamin Sloss has a stable of cars that’s pretty hard to beat, which includes a LaFerrari, Ferrari 458 Speciale, Ferrari 599XX Evo, McLaren 12C Spider, Ford Raptor and McLaren P1. And now we’ve learned that he bought his wife Christine a Ferrari FXX K for her birthday!

It was a huge surprise for the birthday girl, as she thought they were only flying to Maranello for a track day in the 599XX Evo. But when she arrived at the Fiorano racetrack in Italy, she was presented with a FXX K in the same shade of yellow the couple orders all their Ferraris in.

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Now before you start thinking that Benjamin was really treating himself with the hypercar purchase, it’s worth noting that Christine is an accomplished GT driver and takes part in a number of track events each year. In fact, after a few laps of Fiorano in the FXX K (which you can see below), she was able to put down a lap time of 1:20.60 with a passenger on board, which comes close to matching the 1:19.70 that the LaFerrari set with official tester Raffaele De Simone at the wheel!

Of course, the Ferrari FXX K is a much more extreme car than the LaFerrari on which it’s based. The track-only model, part of Ferrari’s ‘XX Project’, delivers as much as 1,023 horsepower from its hybrid powertrain, which consists of the LaFerrari’s 6.3-liter V12 engine and an electric motor. It’s said that the FXX K can do 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds with a top-speed of 217mph.

The Ferrari FXX K costs around $2.8 million, and less than 40 examples of the hypercar will be produced by the Italian company, all of which have already been spoken for.

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Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Aaron

    September 4, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Ya, he bought it “for his wife.” Suuure

    • Sujeet Patel

      September 5, 2015 at 6:56 am

      Did you see the video? That was her behind the wheel of the FXX K, and she definitely knows how to drive!

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