Video: Ferrari LaFerrari Running in Full-Electric Mode
By now we’re all familiar with what the LaFerrari is capable of. We’ve seen countless reviews and track footage and the supercar’s V-12 soundtrack is now familiar to our ears. However, we often forget that the LaFerrari is actually a hybrid with an all-electric mode at its disposal. Our forgetfulness is due to the fact that most LaFerrari videos include either engine revving or high-speed track footage, in which the Italian hypercar uses its electrons to back the 800 horses generated by the 6.3-liter V-12.
But once the drivetrain is switched into full-electric, all those exciting exhaust notes vanish into thin air. The LaFerrari becomes as quiet as a Nissan Leaf, with only its familiar design and Prancing Horse logos reminding us there’s a high-revving beast waiting to be unleashed. Granted, the sight of a Ferrari that’s silent while moving is a bit disturbing, but no longer shocking considering the technology used in today’s supercars. Both the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 can sneak up on you using their electric motors, so we’d better get used to Ferraris being quieter than a four-banger from time to time.
As a refresher, the LaFerrari uses two electric motors that are powered by a battery pack consisting of 120 cells. The units deliver 163 horsepower and more than 150 pound-feet of torque, taking the supercar’s total output to 963 ponies and in excess of 663 pound-feet.