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It’s in Geneva, and Ferrari chairman di Montezemolo has just pulled the off Ferrari’s monumentally long-awaited new to reveal. the Ferrari LaFerrari .

The . The Ferrari The Ferrari? Or just It’s an odd one, for sure. so many wonderful Italian the name of this latest of Maranello magic doesn’t work in English. In fact, speaking it doesn’t even in Italian.

But what the hell: it is it is, a limited edition 499-strong statement from a company flagship cars have nothing less than in automotive evolution — 1984’s turbocharged 288 GTO, carbon fibre F40, F1-derived F50, and 2002’s Enzo.

LaFerrari. We’ll get the of it, and you will too. Here are the you need to memorise: the mid-mounted, injection 6.3-litre V12 is an evolution of the mighty unit, and it’s up to a dual-clutch gearbox and electric whose main control sits on top of the ‘box. A 120-cell, lithium ion battery pack is tightly packaged under the in a Kevlar casing, and there are orange wires to isolate the voltages that are generated. The V12 to 9250rpm and produces 790bhp; the motor adds the equivalent of 160bhp.

Yep, that’s a total of in a car that weighs around dry (roughly the same as the Enzo). It has a walloping 663lb ft of torques.

Intergalactic, as you’d expect: in under 3.0secs, 0-124mph in than 7.0secs. That’s fast.

LaFerrari also lazy old Enzo round — that time-honoured of overall Ferrari awesomeness by five whole seconds, to a lap time under 1min Less empirically, the LaFerrari feel like nothing it ever has: with the motor boosting low-end the engineers were free to play with the V12. that stratospheric red-line.

is the first time Ferrari has its HY-KERS to a production car — by the F1 guys at Gestione Sportiva and it reduces emissions by 40 per cent, the V12’s output by 10 per cent, kinetic energy usually under braking (even the ABS at full tilt) and cornering to the batteries, and operates with an 94 per cent energy efficiency. A electric motor powers the ancillary systems.

Be in no doubt that Ferrari is to generate a ‘green’ halo this car, but the deal remains profoundly V12-focused. is the best way to increase performance reducing emissions,’ Felisa last year. are interested in down-sizing [turbocharging], and in deactivation. But this is the best way of the V12 engine architecture that is very committed to. Reducing the weight is not sufficient alone to emissions: to do that you must on the powertrain.

That said, for Ferrari is not just about emissions, it is about enhancing the of our cars. Otherwise we risk their fundamental character.’

So the McLaren P1, which has a real 10-mile range on electric only, Ferrari isn’t for LaFerrari. ‘We don’t the idea of an electric car because one of a main characteristics is the sound of its Felisa says. ‘We that the system will see the car mixing the two power sources at the moment.’ Note, however, McLaren is claiming less 200g/km CO2 emissions, while the is chucking out 330g/km, with the Mac around 900bhp to the Fezza’s We’re talking different of colossally impressive bragging

Here are a few other snippets. The V12 an F1-derived variable geometry air system, uses an oil pump capacity varies depending on g and has a main shaft with shaped counter weights are 19 per cent lighter than Its compression ratio is a thrillingly 13.5:1, and the overall centre of has been reduced by 35mm.

are tilted, side-mounted radiators.

there’s the car’s tub. reckons aluminium is the right elsewhere in its range, but this far up the chain it’s got to be carbon Not just any old carbon fibre, and certainly not the easier-to-produce resin moulding (RTM) type or stuff used by its rivals.

No, uses four different of carbon fibre, all labour-intensively before being cured in the GES F1 The main bit of the chassis is T800 strengthened with a uni-directional called T800UD. The structural below that use another of carbon fibre, which has high tensile strength.

The are made of T1000 carbon which has phenomenal impact-absorbing and is used in the nose-cone of Ferrari’s F1 The suspension pick-ups are part of the structure, as are the seats.

As Carmelo Lo Faro, a Vice at Cytec Engineered Materials, partner in this carbon adventure, told, the aim is to use the sort of material, in the right according to its location in the chassis and requirements. ‘We are talking a technology that is beyond you currently find in commercial and is used only in the latest jets. In fact, the new Ferrari a type of carbon fibre is used in the nuclear industry to the centrifuges that uranium is in.’

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Less explosive but relevant to Ferrari fans is the that this is the first car to be and developed entirely in-house. look in vain for Pininfarina on that remarkable body, a significant chapter in the marque’s But given that Ferrari’s director Flavio Manzoni is one of the car most exceptional talents, not shed too many tears.

He and his have once again to create a car that prevents the aerodynamic emphasis and immense challenges from wringing all the from the car’s form.

of LaFerrari’s active aero from the winglets at the front to the rear wing and spoiler is derived from the FXX programme, and the is full of vents, slats and that hustle the air into and generating downforce, depending on and road or track condition. In the car runs in two different configurations: Downforce (HD), or Low Downforce So LaFerrari should be massively but also unbelievably stable and while smuggling its aero in a package that looks a classic Prancing Horse than an unedifying Trojan

This is a truly stunning car.

It’s also finding a stepladder and checking thing out from above. The jet analogy is a bit worn-out, but LaFerrari’s cockpit has an amazing forward-thrustiness. You through dramatic wing and slide down low into a that will be shaped to the driver, and is part of the tub rather being a separate fixture. about time someone that route.

The brake and pedal adjust, and the overall is one of intensely focused comfort, as you’d find if you were enough to own your own F1 car (Alonso and apparently had a hand in the LaFerrari’s

The dash is a fantastic looking of carbon fibre, with instrumentation controlling the expected but awesome electronic architecture E-diff and stability control that Ferrari has elevated to an art since pioneering it back in F430. In the LaFerrari, this now also incorporates the active and HY-KERS. To give one example, the bit of the powertrain keeps the V12’s high during cornering to exit speeds.

The brakes are the latest Brembo there are magnetic dampers, and the car bespoke new Pirelli P Zeroes.

politics might be an unholy and the Vatican is in disarray. Thankfully, the purple patch of Italy’s car company shows no sign of LaFerrari.

Daft name, definitive car.

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