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Allow Us to Introduce You to Ferrari LaFerrari [Photo Gallery & Videos]

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Rarely have we seen so much hype build around an upcoming car. After countless speculative renderings and teasers, guesses regarding its technical specifications and its name, it's finally here –LaFerrari, the "Enzo successor", which has just made its debut in Geneva. That basically means "the Ferrari" so with a name like that you expect it to be great.

You also expect it to have a high-revving V12 engine, which it does, as well as a much talked-about electric motor to provide an extra bit of shove and prove that Ferrari cares about the environment – this car is a hybrid, which features a HY-KERS system (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), charging the batteries (which we'll get to later on) through regenerative braking or by using the engine.

The engine, which displaces 6262cc (6.3-liters) has a peak power output of 789hp (800PS), which arrives at 9,000 rpm, just 250 rpm shy of the big V12's redline. The aforementioned electric motor adds an extra 160HP (163PS), pushing the car's total power figure to 950HP (963PS), and peak torque over 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) when both powerplants are working in tandem.

LaFerrari can sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in under three seconds and 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) in 15 seconds, before topping out at 350 km/h (217 mph) – just a little bit slower than the other eye-catching Italian supercar present at the show, the Lamborghini Veneno.

We previously mentioned battery pack, which weighs 62 kg and is mounted in the center of the car so as not to negatively affect its center of gravity and weight distribution, which is rear-biased (41% front and 59% rear). Still, even with the total weight of the hybrid system, which comes in at 140 kg (308 lbs), the car is still a featherweight, tipping the scales at just 1,255 kg (2,767 lbs).

Design-wise, there are really no surprises, and LaFerrari is a well-proportioned and handsome machine. Sadly, as with the Enzo, these cars will only be made in their hundreds (499 in this case), so chances are you'll never see one on the street.

If you want to be sure you do get to see one, all you can do is start saving up, because the car costs €1.3 (£1.11 / $1.69) million.

By Andrei Nedelea


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22 Comments:

Márk Gázser said... »March 05, 2013

The front end is ugly....I wouldn't expect such a thing from a Ferrari! The other parts do look great, but somehow the front is odd. Well, let's just see it in a natural environment and perhaps other colours.

Mr.Brooks said... »March 05, 2013

What took u so long u carscoop #ags?
the car is great.

Mr.Brooks said... »March 05, 2013

ur face is ugly. this car is great. But aventador looks better

BLKITALIAN1 said... »March 05, 2013

you must not follow ferraris than....look at this cars predecessors the Enzo, the F50, not pretty cars awesome but not pretty cars. Ferraris top models have always been more about function than form. I have to admit i think this is an awesome looking car though, it loks better than that limited edition Lambo that just came out the more i see the more im turned off by the way it looks. One I dont see 4 million dollars, and I know its a lambo but its a bit to outrageous looking and not in a good way it kinda looks like if someone said how many scoops air inlets, cuts, intersecting lines, and styling cues can we jam into one car, its almost like every part of the car was styled at a different time by someone different.......and nobody discussed anything until it was time to come to go there...but i digress awesome time for the rich lol

UPGRAYEDD said... »March 05, 2013

Epic!

Jaco Hattingh said... »March 05, 2013

Holy crap. Fantastic!

Cayco said... »March 05, 2013

Brilliant... this car is a dream

Skov said... »March 05, 2013

The name is beyond comprehension.

Other than that, the car is immensely impressive.

ben nibohs said... »March 05, 2013

this car looks amazing!
at least ferrari didnt try to rip people off with the price im not saying its cheap but not-stupid-expensive like the lambo.

SwingtimeInTheRockies said... »March 05, 2013

Astonsihing car - ridiculous name.

Tomasz Bąk said... »March 05, 2013

jawdropping!

KidRed said... »March 05, 2013

I'll grab one used, in 2030. So hot.

MN said... »March 05, 2013

Fascination car

Ricardo E Callado said... »March 05, 2013

I like everything except the front. Looks to aggressive for my taste

Akkadian said... »March 05, 2013

Stunning! This surely has to be a street legal F1 car.

Márk Gázser said... »March 05, 2013

I agree with you in some things (like the Lambo Veneno), but I still don't like the front end. That's my opinion. It must be a great car when it comes to driving, though.

Márk Gázser said... »March 05, 2013

Thanks for sharing your opinion, really. (It's not my actual face, anyway, it was meant to be a joke.) Turning back to CARS, what this site is actually about, I still don't like it's front end. That's my opinion but I also respect other people's if they are able to express it in a normal way.

Italian Facelifts Gone Wild said... »March 05, 2013

The Italian's are in trouble styling-wise. Between this and the
Lamborghini Veneno they are indulging in overly accentuated styling. They are akin to a woman with one too many facelifts.

aaronbbrown said... »March 05, 2013

From the front and above it looks like a bug, pretty F-ing ugly in the photos at least. The profile and from behind it doesn't look too bad, but something about the portions are just off. It looks like the nose of this this Ferrari is trying to be a Lamborghini, that's not good.

Black Hawk said... »March 05, 2013

Stupid name, McLaren doors, sub 1000 hp engine, over 3 seconds acceleration time, below 230 mph top speed. This is what you call a worth successor of the Enzo, Ferrari? I only like the looks. Everything else needs an upgrade. Make a Ferrari LaFerrari S version Ferrari!

:D said... »March 06, 2013

Ferrari Huyara

The Q said... »March 06, 2013

What?? Its sub 3 seconds and Ferrari hasn't cared about top speed in years. They focus on driving dynamics. You can't decide whether a car is worthy to be a successor without driving it...but so far the stats are "better" than the enzo so I don't understand what you mean. Agreed on the name though.

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