Time to relive your childhood dreams. After all the waiting, Ferrari has finally taken the wraps off its new limited-series special edition model known as the LaFerrari. Why call it Ferrari LaFerrari?
“We chose to call this model LaFerrari,” declared Ferrari’s President, Luca di Montezemolo, “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.”
Powering the Ferrari LaFerrari is a 6.2 liter V12 engine making 788-hp at 9,250 rpm. The engine is mated to HY-KERS system with a 7-speed DCT gearbox and an electric motor capable of produce 160-hp for a total output of an eye-watering 949-hp. That gives the LaFerrari the ability to run from 0 to 62 mph in under 3 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in under 7 seconds and 0 to 186 mph in under 15 seconds. If those numbers aren’t astonishing enough, the LaFerrari carries a top speed of a blistering 217 mph.
Ferrari says it only plans on producing 499 units of the LaFerrari and we’re guessing each will go for a very pretty penny.