Would You Pay $365,000 For A 6.3-Liter V-12 Out Of A LaFerrari?
Who doesn’t love a good engine swap?by Jonathan Lopez, on
As we all know by now, the Ferrari LaFerrari is an incredible beast of a machine, capable of doling out illegal levels of speed in the blink of an eye thanks to its high-tech powertrain. Now, someone is selling the beating heart of a LaFerrari on eBay.
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Ditch that crummy old LS V-8, because we just found something way better. Say hello to a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter 12-cylinder from a LaFerrari, capable of propelling you all the way to nirvana on an Italian wave of howling fury. To sweeten the deal, it’s got just 20 miles on it, too. If you’re interested, the “Buy It Now” price is pegged at an eye-watering $385,000, so better go flip the couch cushions for a ’lil extra spare change.
Add gasoline, and this lump will spit out 789 horsepower at a head-spinning 9,000 rpm, as well as 520 pound-feet of torque at 6,750 rpm. Add in Ferrari’s Formula 1-derived KERS hybrid system, plus an electric motor, and output jumps to 949 horses and 664 pound-feet of torque, all of which helps the LaFerrari hit 60 mph in 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 217 mph.
We're guessing that whoever is responsible for the auction will be found, sued, banned from ever purchasing any Ferrari product for the rest of time, and if possible, crushed to death under a mountain of Ferrari-branded teddy bears.
Unfortunately, the above-featured auction looks as though it only includes the internal combustion bits and none of the hybrid components. What’s more, anyone looking to drop this thing under their hood is gonna need to know their way around a torch, as it’s most definitely not a plug-and-play kinda application – the transmission in particular is a big question mark when it comes to actually making the V-12 work in another car.
No word on where the engine came from, but odds are Ferrari is gonna be seriously pissed off once it finds out about this. Hell, if the brand won’t hesitate to whip out the lawyers over a customized urn used to fulfill the wishes of a boy who died of cancer, we can only imagine Maranello’s backlash when they find an engine out of one of their beloved hypercars up for sale to the highest bidder. We’re guessing that whoever is responsible will be found, sued, banned from ever purchasing any Ferrari product for the rest of time, and if possible, crushed to death under a mountain of Ferrari-branded teddy bears.
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