Ferrari’s self-loving hypercar… the LaFerrari (w/video)

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Okay, Ferrari could have definitely been more creative with the name. But could they have possibly been any more creative with the car’s design and features? I definitely think not. Freshly unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the LaFerrari is the Italian automaker’s follow up to the highly regarded Enzo.

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Blessed with a 6.3-liter V12 engine (789hp) mated to an electric motor (160hp) and a 7-speed DCT gearbox, the LaFerrari’s total power output is a mighty 949hp and 663lb-ft of torque. This helps the hypercar achieve some ballistic figures. 0-100km/h in less than three seconds. 200km/h in seven seconds. 300km/h in 15 seconds. Top speed is reached at over 350 km/h.

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The LaFerrari’s chassis is 27% more rigid thanks to the integration of items such as the seats and the battery compartment. Showing that they don’t skimp on details, the LaFerrari features no less than four different types of carbon fiber which have been implemented through design techniques and production methods used for the Italian marque’s F1 racecar.

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Active aerodynamics, which Ferrari have been tampering with since the introduction of the 599FXX years ago, are a key component of the car’s overall performance. Through the use of CFD analysis and the F1 Wind Tunnel, these active aerodynamic devices placed at the front and the rear generate loads of downforce.

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The interior is a no-nonsense racy affair with fixed seats, an adjustable steering wheel and pedal box. A squarish, carbon-fiber clad steering wheel, along with a beautifully-design suspended bridge which houses the transmission’s buttons (watch the video and you’ll see what I’m talking about), are unique to the LaFerrari. And “unique” should be a key word here as there will only be 499 units ever produced.

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3 Comments on “Ferrari’s self-loving hypercar… the LaFerrari (w/video)”

  1. Hamoud Says:

    I was going to diss the design with some ZR1 / 458 comments. But after reading the figures and watching the promo. Damn I want (at least to see) one!!!
    Only 499 though… How many Enzos were ever produced??

    • el wehbi Says:

      Same here… the promo totally sold me! Once you hear that Italian engine, it goes straight to the heart. I think there were approx. 400 Enzo’s produced.

  2. 2SecondClub Says:

    2 are coming to two lucky Kuwaiti Ferrari clients 🙂


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