The LaFerrari was finally unveiled at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show and will be limited to 499 only. Intended to replace the Enzo, the Ferrari President, Luca Di Montezemolo says that this car epitomizes the prancing horse brand and has thus been named “LaFerrari.” Montezmolo expects the cars main clientele to be collectors as the car has been built using unparalleled engineering an experience from its Formula 1 history. For the first time in it’s history, Ferrari has experimented with a HY-KERS hybrid technology. Incredibly, using this technology keeps the LaFerrari’s CO2 emissions down to just 330 g/km. A fully electric version that was tested in fact achieved a shocking 220 g/km. The car features integrated controls, HY-KERS and aerodynamic systems for the first time, however still maintaining it’s high performance and efficiency.
Fernanodo Alonso and Felipe Massa, two of the most well-known and well-respected drivers on the F1 Circuit, played a crucial role in the development of the LaFerrari, thus drawing on their F1 experience to create an aerodynamic masterpiece. Four different types of carbon fiber help improve torsional rigidity and beam stiffness while still cutting the weight of the car down. The Ferrari design team led by Flavio Mazoni endeavored to find the perfect balance between form and function. The car has a sharp downward sloping nose with an extremely low riding bonnet, which helps to highlight the muscular wheel arches. The interiors have been clearly inspired by the racetrack and exude masculinity.
A V12 engine powers this hybrid giving a maximum power of 963 CV with 800 CV being provided at 9000rpm. Don’t let the car’s hybrid title fool you, because it can go from 0-100km/h in 3 seconds and 0-300 km/h in 15 seconds. A low riding wheelbase of 2650mm is clearly playing homage to its low riding track cars. The LaFerrari is guaranteed to change the way you think about hybrid cars.
Pricing have yet to be confirmed.