This year’s show at Geneva has been huge with announcements. Ferrari has unveiled their long-awaited halo car simply named ‘LaFerrari’. With only 499 being made available to the public, we remain doubtful that we’ll see any on the roads in Australia. Though, we do hope that Lindsay Fox purchases one for his collection.
Just like Ferrari’s previous halo cars including the 308GT, F40, F50 and Enzo. LaFerrari, for Ferrari, shows off their latest technologies which will eventually work their way across the Ferrari range. For example, four different types of carbon-fibre have been used. Each type prepared and produced just like how it is done for their F1 cars.
LaFerrari is also the first production hybrid for Ferrari. Don’t worry, the numbers are impressive. There’s a 6.3litre V12 engine which produces a modest (not really, more like crazy) 588kW and 700Nm of torque. Then there’s the electric system which pushes those numbers to 708kW of power and more than 900Nm of torque.
Oh then there’s the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This will assist in launching you from 0-100km/h in less than 3 seconds. Oh, and for our German friends who have the autobahn. The top speed whilst hasn’t been confirmed, has been hinted being over 350km/h.
The 0-100km/h time of 3 seconds is impressive, but other acceleration numbers are probably even more impressive. LaFerrari will hit 200km/h in less than 7 seconds and to reach 300km/h from a standstill it’ll take just 7 seconds.
Finally, for those wanting to compare lap times on Ferrari’s Fiorano track. LaFerrari completed a lap in under 1min20secs. Which, is five seconds faster than the Enzo and three seconds faster than the F12berlinetta. Oh, the floor for the driver is adjustable too. Short and tall people can rejoice!
Not bad Ferrari, not bad.