A replacement for the infamous Enzo has been long due, and guess what Ferrari have just done? They’ve replaced the it with the magnificent LaFerrari.
The LaFerrari was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and it’s the fastest and most advanced model Ferrari has ever made. Wow!
It’s called LaFerrari (The Ferrari), as it’s the culmination of everything the brand knows. And it packs a 950bhp hybrid powertrain, as well as a raft of technology from Formula One.
On paper this car is something else; it shouldn’t even be classed as a car – it does 0 – 62mph in under 3 seconds, just a fraction close to the Bugatti Veyron. It has 950bhp and it takes just under 7 seconds to get from 0 -124mph. Its top speed has yet to be announced.
The LaFerrari has a 789bhp 6.3 litre V12 in it working alongside a 161bhp electric motor to drive the rear axle.
Ferrari claims the motor’s high torque output at low revs allowed it to tune the V12 to produce its best at high revs. The result is huge power on tap, at any speed, in any gear.
The batteries supply power to the electric motor, which is hooked up to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This hybrid system means that the LaFerrari emits just 330g/km of CO2.
Ferrari has yet to release any pictures of the interior, but confirmed it will have a new steering wheel with all the major controls attached and a centre console that takes on a “suspended wing-like” shape.
The LaFerrari is the latest in limited-series Ferrari specials – following cars like the 288 GTO, F40 and F50, as well as the Enzo – and will be limited to just 499 models worldwide.
Prices have yet to be confirmed, but don’t expect any change from £1million.