Meet LaFerrari

Posted on: March 5th, 2013


LaFerrari has officially been revealed today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

This is the new Ferrari super car that will go head to head against McLaren’s P1 with the similar super-hybrid wizardry. At its heart is a V12 6262cc engine outputting 800 HP at ear-piercing 9,000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm mated to an  electric motor that provides an extra 163 HP and 270 Nm. Ferrari says the car emits 330 g/km of CO2, which is quite reasonable for a V12 car.


As a result, LaFerrari has a combined output of 963 HP and can rev up to 9,250 rpm. All that power is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed DCT. It will do 0-100 km/h in less than three seconds, 0-200 km/h in under seven seconds and 0-300 km/h in 15 seconds. Top speed stands at more than 350 km/h (217 mph).

LaFerrari is 4.7 m long, 1.99 m wide and 1.1 m tall. It has a 2.67 m wheelbase. It weighs 1,255 kg, with a 41%/59% front/rear distribution. The front of the supercar features a double wishbone suspension and the back gets a multi-link setup. It rides on 19-inch front wheels with 265/30 tires and 20-inch rear wheels with 345/30 rubbers.


The stopping power comes from Brembo carbon ceramic brakes measuring 398 x 223 x 36mm front / 380 x 253 x 34 mm rear. Electronic controls include ESC stability control, EF1-TRAC (F1 electronic traction control integrated with the hybrid setup), third-gen differential and magnetorheological damping with twin solenoids. The HY-KERS system weighs 140 kg, with 62 kg of the weight being represented by the centrally-mounted batteries. Speaking of the battery pack, it recharges whenever the power unit generates excess torque and also via regenerative braking.

Ferrari confirmed they plan on making only 499 units, but they didn’t say when deliveries will start. However, reports are suggesting an autumn arrival. Most of the cars have already been sold, but Ferrari says you can still grab one if you are willing to spend 1.11M GBP

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