La Ferrari was designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre which worked in synergy with the engineering and development departments from the very start of the model's inception. The La Ferrari represents Ferrari's most ambitious project yet to push to the boundaries of technology on a road car, drawing together the finest expression of the marque's technical capabilities in both GT and Formula 1 engineering. The company boasts the most extreme performance ever achieved by a Ferrari production car and features the most advanced and innovative technical solution which will, in the future, filter down to the rest of the Ferrari range. With production limited to just 499 samples, Ferrari carries on with it's legacy of building uncompromising performance cars for a small number of highly discerning clients. Being a limited production hybrid sports car, it is based on findings from testing of the Ferrari FXX and on research.
This vehicle is the first mild hybrid from Ferrari, providing the highest power output of any Ferrari whilst decreasing fuel consumption by 40%. La Ferrari's internal combustion engine is mid-rear mounted F140 with a 6.3 litre V12 engine, which is electrically assisted by Ferrari's HY-KERS system to deliver a total power output of 950hp. It rides well, you can see out of it and the 7-speed F1 box works beautifully. The performance figures are quite impressive, the max speed of this Italian breed of horses lies at 350Km, but considerably the car is capable of exceeding to some higher digits. The result is huge power on a tap, at any speed, in any gear. Peak power arrives at a heady 9,000rpm and maximum torque of more than 900Nm is delivered at 6,750rpm. The tricky job of marshaling all that thrush is handed to the seven speed dual clutch F1 gearbox.
A 60Kg lithium-ion battery pack attached under the floor-pan helps give the vehicle 35mm lower centre of gravity than the Enzo. It's charged under braking and whenever the V12 produces more torque than required. 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 La Ferrari emits an impressively low figure given to the level of performance on offer. To cope with the power and performance of the vehicle, the La Ferrari's front is fitted with Pireli P Zero tyres which are bigger compared to those on the Enzo. There's a new generation set of Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. Active aerodynamics play a vital role too and include a flexible front diffuser and underbody vanes, as well as an active rear spoiler and diffuser.
The cabin of the La Ferrari is dominated by the steering wheel, with all major controls attached and a center console, that takes on a swooping wing like shape. The seats are an integral part of the carbon fibre tub and is specially sculpted by Ferrari to suit each individual driver. There's potential to adjust the position of the brake and throttle pedals, but the La Ferrari is a very much personalized vehicle to accommodate an individual's taste and preference.
Sorry, all the 499 cars have been sold out. WHAT? Don't feel bad, keep your fingers crossed and hope for one or two among the 499 buyers, to get into some kind of financial crisis and have to sell the beauty. The price tag for this beautiful Italian lady horse, with mighty power is set at £1,000,000. It's a million, don't count the zeros. Worth the beauty though.
Ferrari claims this vehicle to be their most ambitious projects, seems right by the appreciation and the sales they've made.
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