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2013 Ferrari LaFerrari Debut

Ferrari's limited-production model shouldn't have any trouble selling out


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What's New

If the hyper car war wasn't on before, it is now. Ferrari dropped the gauntlet today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with the introduction of its latest creation, the LaFerrari. As the Enzo's successor, the LaFerrari shares many similar exterior styling traits like the wide open front grille and scissor doors. As the first hybrid in Ferrari's history, a 120 kW battery backs up a V-12 engine rated at 800 horsepower. The battery regains power through regenerative braking and every time excess torque is produced. The electric motor is mated to the F1 dual-clutch transmission which helps attain a near perfect weight distribution.

Who It's For

If you have to ask, then the 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari probably isn't for you. However, if you have a rare and assorted collection of exotic vehicles in your underground garage, then Ferrari may have something for you with the LaFerrari. Ferrari will only produce 499 units and is asking an estimated $1.3 million per vehicle. So, if you live a lavish lifestyle and have, say, $1.3 million hidden in your couch, then you should act fast as every single LaFerrari unit is expected to sell out quickly. It would look good next to your Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and Porsche 918 Sypder, once that arrives too, of course.

Key Features

An ultra-Ferrari wouldn't be a Ferrari if it didn't draw power from a V-12 engine. That rides along on the LaFerrari along with:
  • A 120 kW battery, making the LaFerrari the first Ferrari hybrid ever
  • Exterior styling that opens the door to the highest aerodynamic efficiency ever seen on a street-legal car
  • An F1-inspired dual-clutch transmission

What We Think

The only thing we don't like about the all-new LaFerrari is its name. It's safe to say that we hate it but we don't expect that to stop Ferrari from selling all 499 copies in record time. The exterior styling is deserving of a hyper car and with the LaFerrari's V-12 engine rated at 800 horsepower, it shouldn't have any trouble keeping up with the other new exotics. If you can pony up the estimated $1.3 million price tag, you better act fast, as this model is limited to 499 units.

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