The Ferrari LaFerrari, which was also referred to ass the F70 and F150 during its testing phase, was unveiled at Geneva in 2013 and it features a V-12 engine with 800 horsepower and an electric motor that adds 163 horsepower to the mix. Though all of the details are not yet released, we do know that it'll sprint to 100 km/h in under 3 seconds, 200 km/h in under 7 seconds and 300 km/h in under 15 seconds.
During the unveiling of the LaFerrari, Marco Mattiacci, the president and CEO of Ferrari North America, said that all the 120 units destined for the American market were spoken for, and now the entire world’s allotment is spoken for.
According to Mattiacci the new LaFerrari is the first step in a new strategy for Ferrari to make its brand and its cars more exclusive. This means that Ferrari will build fewer cars, but they will be even more expensive.
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We all know that the LaFerrari is one of the sexiest hybrid supercars available now, but it looks like the Italiam automaker has something else up its sleeve.
A very strange LaFerrari mule was caught testing at the Fiorano racetrack. We say strange because it did not have the exhaust note of a a normal LaFerrari. It sounded a lot more like the note from the turbocharged V-6 engine that we will see in Formula 1 next year.
We are not too sure why Ferrari would test an F1 engine in the LaFerrari, but we’re sure some light will be shined on the topic soon enough. Our best guess is that the mule has an easy way of swapping the drivetrain out, which would have made initial drivetrain testing easier, so Ferrari is using the old LaFerrari mule as a tester for its new F1 engine, given it can easily install and remove the drivetrain. Then again, we are just speculating on that.
But the render it did for the Ferrari LaFerrari just took the insanity to a whole new level. There are some programs that certainly fits this definition, but none of them were done on the LaFerrari, the Prancing Horse’s crown jewel supercar that the company has described as its fastest and most powerful supercar it has ever built.
In accomplishing this rendering, DMC said that it combined elements from the Ferrari GTO , the XX, and the FXX into one package without compromising the LaFerrari’s own DNA.
The result is the LaFerrari FXXR, a heavily-modified take on the LaFerrari that’s just too mean for words.
DMC made no mention of mechanical mods, with exception of a race-inspired exhaust, so we assume this LaFerrari retains the hybrid system that combines a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine with two electric motors. The exhaust system may drive the LaFerrari up a little rfom the stock 963 horsepower and more than 663 pound-feet of torque.
There’s no word on whether DMC is going to go ahead and build this program, but for just sheer lunacy, we’re hoping and praying that the tuning company goes ahead with this.
The world needs it, fellas.
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On of our favorite YouTube users, Marchettino, managed to shoot another incredible video. If we are not mistaken, this video shows the first non-red LaFerrari out there and more importantly, it shows it in action at Ferrari ’s famous Mugello circuit.
Marchettino caught the car driving around the circuit during the Finali Ferrari Challenge event, and the company’s test driver Dario Benuzzi, was at the helm.
This video offers up plenty of close-up images and tons of exhaust notes, ranging from its mean idle up to a full-throat sprint. We are pretty sure you will want to watch it again and again, while dreaming of dropping a massive sum of cash to pick up the LaFerrari.
A quick reminder, the LaFerrari features a hybrid powertrain that combines a 6,262 cc (6.3-liter) V-12 engine with two electric motors — one motor powers the driven wheels and the second drives the ancillaries. This system delivers a total of 963 horsepower — 800 delivered by the V-12 engine and 163 by the electric motors — and a peak torque in excess of 663 pound-feet. With this amount of power, the LaFerrari will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and up to a top speed of more than 217 mph.
While is not completely correct to call these "spy shots," we always get pretty excited when we have the chance to bring you some new details on the recently announced Ferrari LaFerrari .
Its true the car made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show , but customers will still have to wait a while before getting the chance to actually drive it. So, Ferrari is taking this time to put the car through some testing sessions, and the latest took place on the Nurburgring.
Our spy photographers happened to be at the `Ring and had the chance to snap a few shots of the new LaFerrari . It may look like the supercar is still wearing camouflage, but this is actually just protective foil.
According to the our photographers. the sounds coming from the engine was music to their ears, and it’s too bad that this wonderful noise doesn’t come through in still images.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent contract extension with Real Madrid essentially turned the soccer superstar into one of the most handsomely paid athletes in the world (he’s reportedly set to earn 17 million euros a year, which is around $23 million based on current exchange rates). So, with all that money at his disposal, nobody was surprised to find out that Ronaldo is spending his money wisely.
Ronaldo has long been known as a supercar aficionado, often riding around Madrid with the latest exotic to hit the market. His luck with those rides are a different discussion — he’s had problems with the Ferrari 599 GTB and the Lamborghini Aventador in the past — but nobody can deny his taste for exotics.
As one of the 499 customers on the waiting list for the limited-edition LaFerrari, Ronaldo is poised to score one of the fastest and most powerful cars on the planet. It’s going to cost him $1.3 million, but given that he can earn that amount by the end of the year, it sure won’t be a problem for the Galactico striker to shell out that much money without ruining his gelled-up hair.
YouTube user, Marchettino, managed to shoot another incredible video: he was able to catch not one, but two Ferrari LaFerrari supercars lapping the Fiorano racetrack. In this video, you will see both supercars doing multiple accelerations and raucous downshifts, plus you get to see the rear spoiler in action too.
A hidden gem in the video is that there is one semi-camouflaged LaFerrari that, according to Marchettino, sounded louder than the other one — maybe due to an upgraded exhaust system — so we may be in for a tuned LaFerrari in the future.
As a reminder, the LaFerrari combines a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine with two electric motors — one motor powers the driven wheels and the second drives the ancillaries. This system delivers a total of 963 horsepower, which sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds and up to a top speed of more than 217 mph.
Ferrari has a lot riding on the LaFerrari supercar . As the brand’s new halo model and the successor to the legendary Enzo , the LaFerrari is being developed with the intention of turning it into one of the most prized hypercars in the market today.
So you can excuse Ferrari for testing its new pride and joy to the limit at its Fiorano test track. It’s highly important for the automaker to ensure that the LaFerrari is in tip-top shape when production finally starts, and episodes like the supercar’s recent brake failure are all par for the course.
It’s still an embarrassing sight to see a LaFerrari conk out during its testing run — that’s probably why the company hastily covered the car in a red cloth to hide its identity — but we all have to understand that Ferrari would much rather see its exotic lose it under its watch than when a buyer angrily calling to tell the company that the LaFerrari was a piece of junk.
It’s a case of having the right perspective in situations like this. So when you see the LaFerrari lose its brake like how this fan managed to capture to it on video, it’s probably something that Ferrari wouldn’t mind seeing so that it can work out all of the supercar’s kinks before sending off all 499 models for the expected million-dollar price tag it will command.
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Fernando Alonso has a pretty cool job. On top of driving for one of the most storied Formula One teams in history and getting paid millions to do so, Alonso also gets the treat of giving some of Ferrari’s newest supercars a personal shakedown.
Not many people will pass on trading jobs with the two-time F1 champ, that much we can tell you.
While Alonso did have a pretty pedestrian showing at the recent Hungarian Grand Prix — he finished fifth after starting fifth — his time in Hungary was hardly a waste, especially after he was given a chance to take the mighty Ferrari LaFerrari out for a spin at the famed Hungaroring in Hungary, the same site of the F1 race held last weekend.
Normally, anybody who gets a chance to drive a supercar of the stature of the LaFerrari would be sweating bullets all over the place, probably even ruining the fine leather interior cabin of the Italian exotic.
But Alonso is considered one of the best drivers in the world for a reason; he makes it all look easy. Probably not as easy as driving the F12berlinetta in the middle of an interview, but easy nonetheless.
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YouTube user BabyloNordschleife is one of the luckiest folks on Earth, as he managed to catch not one, but three LaFerraris on tape. He spotted the first one on an Italian highway between Carpi and Modena, and he caught the other two — on was completely uncovered and the other was almost completely uncovered — inside the Maranello Factory. Judging by the triple-take the engineer working on the LaFerrari outside of the factory gave the cameraman, he certainly did not approve of having the camera pointed Ferrari ’s newest supercar .
The only problem with the video is that we only get a few clear clips of the LaFerrari accelerating. Even with the lack of great audio, the video remains fantastic.
As a reminder, the LaFerrari is powered by a HY-KERS system that combines a 6.3 liter V-12 engine with two electric motors for a total output of 963 horsepower — 800 delivered by the V-12 engine and 163 by the electric motors. This system will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and up to a top speed of more than 217 mph.
Thanks to Hendrik from the band brainphArt, once again, for the tip!