LaFerrari, which literally mean The Ferrari, is exactly what the company named their first hybrid hypercar, and there’s never been a prancing horse from the company who deserves the name more.
The LaFerrari is the first Ferrari to employ a hybrid powertrain in 40 years, as well as the first Ferrari to be designed in-house.
The 6.3-liter V12 beneath the hood is one of the most terrifying and savage production engines ever sold to the general public.
Only 499 of these automobiles were produced, and their value has nearly doubled since its debut.
It’s a work of art and speed that encompasses everything Ferrari stands for.
When Ferrari gave this car the label LaFerrari, everyone knew it was going to be something extraordinary in terms of performance, and even the most seasoned supercar owner couldn’t envision the power on offer from this hypercar.
The LaFerrari is powered by a rear-mid-mounted naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine that produces 789 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 516 pound-feet of torque at 6,750 rpm. It also has F1-derived variable intakes, an adaptive oil pump that measures g-forces, and a compression ratio of 13.5:1, and revving it to its 9,250 rpm limit is a spiritual experience.
Ferrari has included its first hybrid-electric system ever to aid the LaFerrari’s low-down torque delivery, and in typical Ferrari tradition, this system has no eco mode and provides full power all of the time.
When active, Ferrari’s hybrid technology, known as KERS (kinetic energy recovery system), enhances power outputs to a staggering 950 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque.
All of that power is channeled into a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which offers precise changes on the track.
The car accelerates from zero to sixty in 2.9 seconds and has a peak speed of more than 217 mph. The LaFerrari isn’t as intimidating to drive on public roads as you would expect, but if great caution isn’t employed, things may become nasty; the LaFerrari requires respect and concentration every time you step behind the wheel.