Ferrari have released the details of their Ferrari LaFerrari model, the fastest and most advanced model the company have ever produced. The Ferrari LaFerrari is the latest in limited series Ferrari specials following cars like the 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo. The model was launched at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and all 499 examples of the hybrid hypercar sold out before 2014 even began.
The Ferrari LaFerrari comes loaded with Ferrari Formula One technology and buyers who could afford the £1million price tag and persuade the company to allocate them a spot on the waiting list will soon be taking delivery of their new vehicles.
What powers the Ferrari LaFerrari?
Power for the model comes from a mid mounted 789 brake horse power 6.3 litre V12 engine which is electrically assisted by the company’s 161 brake horse power HY-KERS system to deliver a total power output of 950 brake horse power. This power is controlled and distributed by the company’s seven speed dual clutch F1 gearbox. The LaFerrari is claimed to reach 60mph from a standstill in under three seconds and reach a top speed of 227mph.
The lithium ion battery pack attached under the floorplan is charged under braking and whenever the V12 produces more torque than required. This supplies power to the electric motor and using this hybrid system, the LaFerrari emits just 330g/km of CO2 which is a low figure given the performance on offer.
The Ferrari LaFerrari details
In order to cope with the power and performance of the model, the company have equipped the model with larger Pirelli P Zero tyres than on the Enzo, plus they have also added a new generation of Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. The model gains a flexible front diffuser and underbody vanes, as well as an active rear spoiler and diffuser.
Inside the cabin is dominated by the steering wheel with all the major controls attached and a centre console that takes on a swooping wing like shape. The seats are an integral part of the carbon fibre tub and will be specially sculpted by Ferrari to suit each individual driver.
The new Ferrari LaFerrari is expected to fight it out with the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder for the title of the world’s greatest sports car.