Ferrari finally took the wraps off its new super car making its world debut during the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show and the stunning machine that is everyone’s wet dream, has been dubbed LaFerrari
LaFerrari, which means The Ferrari in Italian is a limited-series special, and it replaces the legendary Enzo, and only 499 units will be produced which have already been sold out.
Ferrari’s President, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, explained why they chose the name.
“We chose to call this model LaFerrari, because it is the maximum expression of what defines our company – excellence. Excellence in terms of technological innovation, performance, visionary styling and the sheer thrill of driving. Aimed at our collectors, this is a truly extraordinary car which encompasses advanced solutions that, in the future, will find their way onto the rest of the range, and it represents the benchmark for the entire automotive industry. LaFerrari is the finest expression of our company’s unique, unparalleled engineering and design know-how, including that acquired in Formula 1.”
The LaFerrari is the first car in Ferrari history to be powered by the HY-KERS system(derived from Ferrari’s F1 Kers know-how), and the 6.3-liter V12 engine produces 800 hp and is linked to a 16 3hp electric motor. The combination of the two produces an astonishing 949 hp and 716 lb-ft of torque.
The hybrid system is composed of two electric motors developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli – one powers the driven wheels and the second the ancillaries – and a battery pack is attached to the floor of the chassis and the Brembo braking system is also integrated with the hybrid system, and incorporates several new features, including new lightweight callipersdesigned to guarantee correct cooling and carbon-ceramic material (CCM) discs featuring a new composition.
The Supercar can accelerate from 0-62mph(0-100km/h) in less than 3sec, from 0-124mph(0-200km/h) in less than 7sec and from 0-186mph in less than 15sec and top speed is in excess of 217mph.
The car’s design team, led by Italian designer Flavio Manzoni, developed the LaFerrari’s styling in close synergy with the engineers to emphasize the link between form and function. The result is an extreme, innovative design with links to the marque’s racing tradition.