At the Ferrari Racing Days, a LaFerrari was on display and we got to go up close and personal to see what exactly a couple of million dollars buys you.
In case you don’t know, the LaFerrari is Ferrari’s latest supercar and successor to the Enzo Ferrari, F50, F40 and 288GTO. All of which are legendary in their own right.
The LaFerrari is also their first hybrid production car with a V12 engine producing 588kW and 700Nm of torque, supplemented by a 120kW KERS unit that provides a short boost of power. This gives a maximum combined output of 708kW of power and 900Nm of torque. Pretty awesome numbers.
It can shoot from 0-100km/h in under 3 seconds, and 0-300km/h in under 15 seconds and of course all the safety features you would want and expect from a car like this including ESC stability control, high performance ABS/EBD, EF1-Trac F1 electronic tractions control and some other long words that are too hard to explain.
Typical of epic cars like this, it needs epic design and this car is certainly different. The LaFerrari is the first Ferrari since 1973 to not have any input or work from Pininfarina. Fun little fact.
Seeing this car in person, even in the company of the 288GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo it draws attention. Whether it was its dark candy red paint work, its doors or any combination of those you feel instantly jealous and appreciative of what it is.
Regardless of that though, the price is somewhat hard to fathom even for a car like this. I mean, you can purchase a well-equipped house and car for the $2million AUD they’re asking.
In the end though, it doesn’t matter. Right now they’re all sold including the model that was on display at the Ferrari Racing Days in Sydney. Apparently it’s owned by the same owner of the Enzo which was on display from Japan.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the LaFerrari or would you opt for one of Ferrari’s other supercars?