Made for just 499 clients, this exalted Ferrari hypercar was described by Top Gear magazine as “a V12 with KERS electrification that amounts to 950bhp of pure industrial awesomeness.” The LaFerrari, literally meaning ‘TheFerrari’ in Italian, is the marque’s first ever production car to be fitted with a Formula One derived hybrid power unit, the HY-KERS system. A 6.3 litre naturally aspirated V12 combustion engine is twinned with an electric motor producing an additional 150 brake horse power.
The total power output from the ‘engines’, is a heady 950 bhp. What separates LaFerrari from its contemporary competitors, along with less weight and more power, is the fact that this power unit was designed to produce maximum outputs constantly whilst the car is on the move. This means that there is no separate electric mode to be engaged; instead the combustion and electric units work in perfect tandem, with energy being harvested via a variety of systems including the brakes and traction control.
The LaFerrari features wings at both the front and rear which are actively deployed on the move to provide two wholly different running configurations; high and low down force modes. These ensure that the maximum amount of grip and reduced drag are deployed at any given moment.
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