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The 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari is here

By Brian Pho


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This is a car we’ve anxiously been waiting for – the Ferrari LaFerrari is finally here, unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

We’ve first seen it in a few leaked photos a few days ago and our impression of it was instantly related to amazement and anxiety. At the heart of LaFerrari lies a stunning 6,262 cc V12 engine which generates a whopping 800 HP (588 kW) at 9,000 RPM and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of peak torque at 6,750 RPM. Further muscle is being provided by an electric motor which delivers 163 HP (120 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque.  According to Ferrari specialists, this bomb of a car only emits 330 g of CO2 per kilometer.

So, the combined output of the LaFerrari reaches a mind-boggling 963 HP (708 kW) as the engine is able to rev up to 9,250 RPM. Wow! Furthermore, the impulse is being sent towards the wheels via a 7-speed DCT. The performance figures are as amazing as the car is – it reportedly sprints from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in just under 3 seconds, from 0-124 mph (200 km/h) in under 7 seconds, from 0-186 mph (300 km/h) in around 15 seconds, up to a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).

The latest Ferrari measures 4,702 mm in length, 1,116 mm in height and 1,992 mm in width, alongside a 2,665 mm wheelbase. The overall weight goes as low as 1,255 kg (2,766 lbs), with a 41 % / 59 % distribution. At the front, the car sports a double wishbone suspension, while the rear boasts a double-link setting. The front wheels measure 19 inches in diameter and come wrapped in 265/30 rubbers, while the rear ones measure 20 inches, shod in 345/30 tires.

The carbon ceramic brakes are majestically signed Brembo and measure 398 x 223 x 36 mm at the front and 380 x 253 x 34 mm at the rear. In addition, Ferrari has fitted the LaFerrari with multiple electronic control systems like magnetorheological damping with twin solenoids, third generation differential, ESC stability control and EF1-TRAC (F1 electronic traction control integrated with the hybrid setup).

There’s also the HY-KERS system weighing roughly 140 kg (308 lbs). Out of these, 62 kg (136 lbs) are represented by the batteries, mounted right within the center of the car. They are able to recharge via regenerative braking or whenever the power unit generates excess torque.

According to Ferrari officials, the LaFerrari will be produced in 499 units. We’ve heard that deliveries start during this autumn, but these news aren’t official. Out of the lot, many have already been sold in advance. Nevertheless, if you got a spare €1.3 million ($1.69 million or £1.11 million), one LaFerrari can be yours. Here are some interesting videos.

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About Brian Pho

Brian is a freelance writer and journalist with a passion for technology, gadgets and home innovations, a love for travel and a keen interest in anything that moves, whether it's cars, planes or yachts. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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