Ferrari reveal their new supercar (and McLaren P1 rival): the LaFerrari

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    Keith Collantine

    Ferrari have unveiled their new supercar with the enigmatic name LaFerrari – meaning simply “The Ferrari”.

    The car will go up against McLaren’s latest creation, the P1.

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said: “We chose to call this model LaFerrari because it is the maximum expression of what defines our company – excellence.

    “Excellence in terms of technological innovation, performance, visionary styling and the sheer thrill of driving.

    “Aimed at our collectors, this is a truly extraordinary car which encompasses advanced solutions that, in the future, will find their way onto the rest of the range, and it represents the benchmark for the entire automotive industry.

    “LaFerrari is the finest expression of our company’s unique, unparalleled engineering and design know-how, including that acquired in Formula 1.”

    Here’s a peek at its looks and vitals:


    HY-KERS system
    Total maximum power 963 CV
    Total maximum torque >900 Nm
    V12 maximum power* 800 CV @9000 rpm
    Maximum revs 9250 rpm
    V12 maximum torque 700 Nm @6750 rpm
    Electric motor output 120 Kw (163 CV)
    CO2 emissions** 330 g/km

    Maximum speed over 350 km/h
    0-100 km/h <3 sec
    0-200 km/h <7 sec
    0 – 300 km/h 15 sec

    Type 65-deg. V12
    Bore and stroke 94 x 752 mm
    Total displacement 6262 cc
    Compression ratio 13.5:1
    Specific power 128 CV/l

    Length 4702 mm
    Width 1992 mm
    Height 1116 mm
    Wheelbase 2650 mm
    Weight distribution 41% fr, 59% r

    7-speed DCT

    Front double wishbones
    Rear multi-link

    Tyres(Pirelli P-Zero)
    Front 265/30 – 19
    Rear 345/30 – 20

    Carbon ceramic brakes (Brembo)
    Front 398 x 223 x 36 mm
    Rear 380 x 253 x 34 mm

    Electronic controls
    ESC stability control
    High performance ABS/EBD Sistema frenata anti bloccaggio prestazionale /electronic brake balance
    EF1-Trac F1 electronic traction control integrated with the hybrid system
    E-Diff 3 third generation electronic differential
    SCM-E Frs magnetorheological damping with twin solenoids (Al-Ni tube)


    * with dynamic ram effect
    **Undergoing homologation

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