2013 Geneva Auto Show: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

2013 Geneva Auto Show


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    2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Picture

    Ferrari has officially run out of names for its supercars. | March 05, 2013

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What is it?
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

What's special about it?
How do you come up with a successor to the car that was named after the founder of the company? You build a car that's named after the company, hence the LaFerrari, the most ridiculously named and most ridiculously powerful Ferrari of all time.

Designed to transfer technology from Ferrari's near mythical racing exploits into a road-going supercar, the LaFerrari borrows both construction and drivetrain technology from the company's F1 racecar. Only 499 will be built, and (you guessed it) they're all sold. In fact, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo said the company had more than 700 customers say they wanted one, so he'll have to whittle down the list a little.

Those who make the cut will get a car that incorporates every last piece of Ferrari's racing expertise. No fewer than four kinds of carbon fiber are used throughout the chassis of the LaFerrari, and all the parts are baked in the same oven where the F1 cars are made. It's 185.1 inches long and 78.4 inches wide and stretches out over a 104.3-inch wheelbase. To optimize stiffness, the driver seat and the battery tray are integrated pieces of the chassis. Owners will have the seat custom-fitted before it's permanently fixed, again just like Ferrari's F1 drivers.

The engine is a V12, naturally, but it's supplemented by an electric motor. Makes sense given that the 6.2-liter V12 only generated 789 horsepower on its own. Throw in the extra grunt from a 120 kW electric motor and the LaFerrari delivers a more satisfying 950 hp. Torque tops out at roughly 664 pound-feet. And whether you like it or not, the only transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch setup.

Ferrari wasn't specific about the LaFerarri's performance parameters, but it did throw around estimates like a 0-60-mph time of less than 3.0 seconds and a top speed of over 217 mph.

Edmunds.com says: Silly name for a serious car. Not likely to matter much, however, as the LaFerrari is more likely to become a museum piece than even a seldom-used sports car.

LaFerrari - Unveiling at Geneva International Motor show

LaFerrari - official launch video

The new limited-edition special series Ferrari: LaFerrari

LaFerrari - focus on the chassis

LaFerrari - focus on the HY-KERS

LaFerrari - focus on vehicle dynamics

LaFerrari - focus on architecture

Comments

  • 330i_zhp 330i_zhp Posts:

    I hope journalists are given an opportunity to drive this car so we average-Joe's can get some kind of perception of what it is to experience such an insane piece of engineering.

  • travai travai Posts:

    Gorgeous cars like this are why I roll my eyes when people say they like the looks of the new Dodge Viper. Perfect proportions. Aggressive AND graceful. #want

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    With a name like that, naming their Formula One car the F-150 doesn't look quite as silly now does it?

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    MY gosh this thing looks genuinly ugly... with a horrible name too. A random mix of holy awesomeness to create a soup of coherent... ish loud gaudy blehauheah! Wow, I seriously won't want this car, even if I had the money, I'd stick with the actually good looking F12. Looks even worse than the Pagani Huyawiawariya. But those two cars are supposed to look good... Mabe my sense of design is off. I make no sense I know, but so does the design of the car. (How fitting, I see a GMC Acadia Ad next to the comment section. That car's ugly too!)

  • exnevadan_ exnevadan_ Posts:

    now that is one ugly vehicle, and the name... the new Vette is tame by comparison and the new Porsche GT3 has it over this thing in spades

  • Amazing how Mcleran and Ferrari could have built anything they liked, and the P1/LaFerrari are so similar specs wise. Would love to know which one is fastest around a track. Hope some magazine/site will get to do a comparison test one day!

  • urbanxj urbanxj Posts:

    The name is LaStupid

  • throwback throwback Posts:

    The video on YT is impressive, but that name. Luca must be losing it if he thinks that is a good name for such an awesome car.

  • ramjr ramjr Posts:

    reminds me a lot like a Lambo?????

  • nismo2z nismo2z Posts:

    I guess I'm the only one then, but YUCK. It has way too much going on. It seems designed just to be designed. And 950-HP only gets you to 217? That's fast, but an extra 36 gets the Bugatti 50 MPH further... I think Ferrari should be ashamed for many reasons.

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