»NASCAR, my favorite sport. Look, they’re making a left turn. Oh look, they’re making a left turn again!«
All jokes aside, even though driving around on an oval might seem boring to the average European, it takes an extraordinary car to top 200 mph (320 kmh) in the corners. Especially when you realize they are using the Daytona road course, which drops down from the banking before turn One and again just at the end of the super stretch.
This is also one of the reasons why it was chosen to host a massive Ferrari US meet. Getting huge numbers of amazing cars together does make an impact especially in a location so deeply intertwined with racing heritage.
One of the highlights was the demonstration of Ferrari’s XX program that started with the racing version of Ferrari Enzo.
In the video below you can see the latest addition to the XX stables, Ferrari FXX-K ripping the tarmac at over 200 mph (322 kmh). It is powered by a 6.3-litre race tuned V12 engine in combination with KERS system. This means it puts out a mindboggling 1.036 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque.
To help keep this beast securely planted on the pavement, its aero package makes 540 kilograms of downforce at 360 kmh. Looking at the featured video, it sure needs every single kg of downforce it can get.