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Ferrari's limited-edition supercars are more than special. They appear about once a decade, cost a small fortune (which has never hurt sales) and often become the benchmark for the next-generation of super/hypercars at Ferrari and throughout automotive industry.
The Ferrari LaFerrari debuted at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. The hyper car international motoring press, gear heads and Tifosi had been waiting for had finally arrived.
Whispers from Ferrari heard that the engineering, development and design of this car was particularly challenging. Not only did every millimetre of the car need to profoundly justify its existence, the active aero dynamics and hybrid powertrain (with a total output of 963 horsepower) needed to fit within the platform of its storied predecessor, the Enzo.
The result, according to the company’s chairman at the time, Montezemolo said “is the finest expression of Ferrari’s unique, unparalleled engineering and design know-how, including that acquired in Formula One".
Let’s talk details.
Using their F1 developed HY-KERS system, a V12 engine with two electric motors, a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, EF1-trac F1 electronic traction control and active aero including front, rear and underbody diffusers and the use of a carbon fiber monocoque developed by the F1 tech team the LaFerrari is capable of reaching speeds over 350 km/h, launching from 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and 0-200 km/h in under 7 seconds making it the fastest road car in the company’s history.
To put its tarmac melting performance into perspective, the LaFerrari's lap time at Fiorano was 1 minute and 20 seconds. That makes it 3 seconds quicker than the F12 and 5 quicker than the Enzo. In a world of ten/tenths, that is an age ahead of its kin.
On a more civilized note.
The car offers amenities like navigation, air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, on-board and exterior recording cameras and it’s also comfortable, more so than an y other super/hyper car before it.
The LaFerrari represents Ferrari’s most ambitious project yet to push the boundaries of technology within a road car, drawing together the finest expression of the marques technical capabilities born from Formula 1 and GT racing and planting them in the adrenaline pumping hands of gear heads.
A new wave of poster-child and an incredibly fast glimpse into the future of automotive engineering, with just 499 cars ever produced and all of those sold before production even began the opportunity to own and drive a Ferrari LaFerrari is seldom available.
The cornerstone for any collection, this La Ferrari is something über special.