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.” Montezemolo expects the car’s main clientele to be collectors as the car has been built using unparalleled engineering and experience from its Formula 1 history. For the first time in its history, Ferrari has experimented with 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, maintaining its high performance and efficiency.
Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, two of the most well-known and well-respected drivers on the F1 Circuit, played a crucial role in developing the LaFerrari, thus drawing on their F1 experience to create an aerodynamic masterpiece. Four different types of carbon fiber helps improve torsional rigidity and beam stiffness while still cutting the weight of the car down. The Ferrari design team led by Flavio Mazzoni 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 has yet to be confirmed.