The oddly-named Ferrari LaFerrari is the latest in a long line of technologically-advanced hyper-cars from the Prancing Horse. Limited to just 499 examples, the LaFerrari (a name that literally translates to "The Ferrari" in Italian) stands out as Ferrari's first street legal gasoline-electric hybrid.
At its core, the LaFerrari uses a 789-horsepower 6.3-liter V12 engine capable of revving to 9,350 rpms. From there, the engine is coupled to a 120-kilowatt electric motor which bumps total maximum output to 949 horsepower and 663 lb-ft. of torque. Two electric motors are actually on board - one to power the driven wheels and one to run ancillary devices.
The LaFerrari's HY-KERS hybrid drivetrain is modeled after the system found in Ferrari's Formula 1 cars. Attached to the floorboards, the 132-pound battery pack helps lower the LaFerrari's center of gravity and enabled engineers to place 59-percent of the car's weight on the rear axle.
The LaFerrari's main competitors in terms of price and performance are the gasoline-electric Porsche 918 Spyder and the 903-horsepower McLaren P1. That being said, all three cars are sold out.
|Engine||65-deg. V12 & F1-style KERS|
|Bore x stroke||94 mm x 752 mm|
|Maximum torque V12
Secondary torque (electric motor)
|700 Nm at 6750 rpm > 200 Nm|
|Maximum power V12
Secondary power (electric motor)
|800 CV at 9000 rpm 120 Kw (163 CV)|
|Top speed||> 350 km/h|
|Acceleration||0-100 km/h < 3 s|
|Brakes||front||Carbon ceramic brakes (Brembo), 398 x 223 x 36 mm|
|rear||Carbon ceramic brakes (Brembo), 380 x 253 x 34 mm|
|Kerb weight||1300 kg|
|Tyres||front||Pirelli P-Zero, 265/30 - 19|
|rear||Pirelli P-Zero, 345/30 - 20|