ADRENALINE SHOT: FERRARI LAFERRARI

The successor to the Ferrari Enzo is finally here and it is called the Ferrari LaFerrari. This translates to uhh… the Ferrari the Ferrari. But what’s in a name right? I mean, it’s a Ferrari after all. And its first hybrid at that. What everyone is going to be concerned about are the specs.
The LaFerrari’s mid rear mounted 65° V12 Engine has a 6.3L capacity producing 800 PS (588 kW; 789 bhp) @ 9,000 rpm and 700 Nm (516 lbft) of torque @ 6,750 rpm, supplemented by a 163 PS (120 kW; 161 bhp) KERS unit (called HY-KERS), which will provide short bursts of extra power. Unlike conventional hybrid vehicles, in which either the electric motor or the internal combustion engine is running, the KERS system adds extra power to the combustion engine’s output level for a total of 936 PS (688 kW; 923 bhp) and the total torque generated by the V12 together with the electric motor being over 900 Nm (664 lbft). It is connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the car is rear-wheel drive. This is Formula 1 type technology that is being stuffed into a road car, much like the McLaren P1 or the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The car is equipped with carbon-ceramic Brembo discs on the front (398 mm) and rear (380 mm), with the tires measuring 265/30 R 19 and 345/30 R 20 respectively. And it is going to need them considering the fact that the top speed of the LaFerrari is above 220 mph. Ferrari states that the car has a top speed exceeding 350 km/h (220 mph), and that it is capable of reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) in under three seconds, 200 km/h (120 mph) in under seven seconds, and a speed of 300 km/h (190 mph) in under 15 seconds. Enough of numbers for now, check out the promotional video from Ferrari below:

 

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