Ferrari LaFerrari Review And Price

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Ferrari LaFerrari

The name’s weird, the styling’s a bit iffy, but there is no doubting the potential of Ferrari’s new hypercar. Called ‘LaFerrari’, it is described as a limited-series special, 499 examples of which will be minted and most of them are said to be spoken for.

It features a host of innovations that will filter down to ‘lesser’ models, chief among them being a new hybrid system. LaFerrari packs some 708kW (950bhp), derived from a combination of the 6.2-litre V12, and a 120kW electric motor housed in the seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox. The 6262cc, short-…, 65-degree V12 makes 588kW at 9000rpm and 700Nm, with the redline set at 9250rpm. With a specific output of 94kW (126bhp), the engine,

a development of that used in the F12, is honed for high-end horsepower. While this would usually come at the cost of usable, low-end torque, the electric motor covers the shortfall. Ferrari says the drivetrain has a ‘constant supply of exceptional power throughout the rev range’ and quotes a total torque output ‘in excess of 900Nm’.

The hybrid set-up actually uses two electric motors; one adds power to the rear wheels via the gearbox, while the other is used to power the ancillaries, a job the engine traditionally does. The batter pack is located low in the chassis and adds 60kg to the mass. Charging happens under braking, or via the engine.

Though a hybrid car, LaFerrari still emits a significant 330g/km because it does without an EV mode and therefore lacks the benefits this type of running brings to the low-speed part of the official fuel consumption test. Apparently, the system has the capacity to deliver an all-electric driving mode, and when LaFerrari was tested with it enabled, this reduced the figure to 220g/km. The 330g/km figure, however, is a better representation for a car that will seldom be used to pop down to the shops for a choccy bar, but will instead be driven hard at the track, or live in a garage full of other unused Ferraris.

The EV mode will be implemented on future Ferrari products.

Constructed of carbon fibre, LaFerrari features active aerodynamics. Devices include a diffuser and guide vane on the underbody up front, and deployable diffusers and a spoiler at the rear. These act to provide the car with enough down force when needed as determined by the car’s dynamic vehicle control system, or can be retracted to reduce drag.

LaFerrari is said to weigh 1255kg ‘dry’, so without oil, fuel or the batteries topped up (kidding). The design brief called for an optimised weight distribution and a compact wheelbase, both of which LaFerrari has delivered, at a claimed 41:59 front-to-rear, and 2650mm, respectively. Within this framework, all the major systems are located as low down as possible.

The driving position, too, is low-slung, and the seat is fixed, while both the pedal box and steering wheel are adjustable. Apparently, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa had input into the ergonomics and other aspects of the car’s design, as Ferrari wanted to replicate a single-seater-like driving environment and experience.

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The suspension set-up follows the new Ferrari norm, which uses double wishbones up front and a multilink rear end. LaFerrari employs the third generation of Ferrari’s electronic differential, and this works in conjunction with the EFI-Trac traction system to put the horsepower to good use.

The brake package comprises carbon-ceramic rotors measuring 398mm on the front and 380mm at the rear, and a new, lightweight caliper system. The carbon-ceramic material employed is of a new composition with better heat dissipation characteristics. Pirelli has specially developed the 265/30R19 front and 345/30R20 rear tyres.

As for performance claims, the 0-100km/h time is less than three seconds, and a 0-200km/h blast takes less than seven. The car is said to achieve a lap of Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in under 1min 20sec or five seconds quicker than the Enzo and three seconds ahead of the F12. No final word yet on the Vmax, though it’s quoted as more than 350km/h.

Like the form of the Enzo, that of LaFerrari is linked to the function of the aeros. Though hardly gorgeous, it’s certainly interesting. The interior is sparse, with all the major controls grouped on the steering wheel, which is almost square, suggesting the steering will be super-quick.

The five drive modes are accessed via the F1-derived manettino switch, which is situated alongside the damper control button, indicator, lights and wiper switch.

Price: All LaFerraris will be left-hand-drive, so none will be sold here officially, although a handful of enthusiasts have registered interest in the 1.3 million EUR car.

Ferrari LaFerrari Electric Cars
Ferrari LaFerrari Electric Cars

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