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2013 LaFerrari officially revealed [VIDEOS]

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LaFerrari has officially been revealed today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. This is the new Ferrari supercar and as you can see matches the previous leaked photo we showed a short while ago. At its heart is a V12 6262cc engine outputting 800 HP (588 kW) at 9,000 rpm and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque at 6,750 rpm. The electric motor provides an extra 163 HP (120 kW) and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm). Ferrari says the car emits 330 g/km of CO2.

As a result, LaFerrari has a combined output of 963 HP (708 kW) and can rev up to 9,250 rpm. All that power is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed DCT. It will do 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than three seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in under seven seconds and 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in 15 seconds. Top speed stands at more than 350 km/h (217 mph).

LaFerrari is 4702mm long, 1992mm wide and 1116mm tall. It has a 2665mm wheelbase. It weighs 1,255 kg (2,766 lbs) which is distributed 41 percent front / 59 percent rear. The front of the supercar features a double wishbone suspension and the back gets a multi-link setup. It rides on 19-inch front wheels with 265/30 tires and 20-inch rear wheels with 345/30 rubbers.

The stopping power comes from Brembo carbon ceramic brakes measuring 398 x 223 x 36mm front / 380 x 253 x 34 mm rear. Electronic controls include ESC stability control, EF1-TRAC (F1 electronic traction control integrated with the hybrid setup), third-gen differential and magnetorheological damping with twin solenoids.

The HY-KERS system weighs 140 kg (308 lbs), with 62 kg (136 lbs) of the weight being represented by the centrally-mounted batteries. Speaking of the battery pack, it recharges whenever the power unit generates excess torque and also via regenerative braking.

Ferrari confirmed they plan on making only 499 units, but they didn't say when deliveries will start. However, reports are suggesting an autumn arrival. Most of the cars have already been sold, but Ferrari says you can still grab one if you are willing to spend 1.3M EUR (1.11M GBP or 1.69M USD).

Source: Ferrari

An iconic name for a car that encompasses the very best of Prancing Horse passion, technology and exclusivity

On display the most comprehensive and acclaimed Ferrari range ever

Maranello, 5th March 2013 – The wraps are finally off the LaFerrari. The Prancing Horse’s eagerly-anticipated limited-series special, of which just 499 will be built, made its world debut today at the Geneva International Motor Show. 

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.

For Ferrari the development of a limited-series special like the LaFerrari represents an opportunity to experiment with all the technological solutions that will later filter down onto the production cars. Of particular significance in this context is the introduction of the hybrid system which, making full use of the Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 KERS know-how, has resulted in a solution that exalts Ferrari’s fundamental values – performance and driving thrills.

The hybrid technology used, known as HY-KERS, represents the perfect combination of maximum performance and lower emissions. LaFerrari in fact emits just 330 g/km of CO2 but without resorting to electric-only drive which would not fit the mission of this model. The HY-KERS system is, however, designed so that in future applications a car can be driven using exclusively electric power for a few kilometres and, during development testing, a full-electric version of LaFerrari achieved just 220 g/km of CO2 emissions on the combined cycle.

The LaFerrari is equipped with dynamic controls that are integrated for the first time ever on a Ferrari road car with active aerodynamics and the HY-KERS system. Thanks to Ferrari’s proprietary logic which govern all the systems, the car can achieve absolute levels of performance, aerodynamic efficiency and handling without any form of compromise in any area. A very advanced and uncompromising approach was also taken with the interior design which features an HMI inspired by F1 single-seaters.

Architecture

The LaFerrari’s architecture posed the first challenge for the Prancing Horse team at the planning stage of the design. The aim was to achieve ideal weight distribution (59% at the rear) and a compact wheelbase despite the extra bulk of the hybrid system. The result is that all of the masses are situated between the car’s two axles and as close as possible to thefloor to lower its centre of gravity (by 35 millimetres) and thereby guarantee dynamic handling and compact dimensions.

The layout of the cabin made a significant contribution in this regard. The seat is fixed and tailored to the driver while both the pedal box and steering wheel are adjustable. The driving position is similar to that of a single-seater and was designed after consultation with the Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who played an active role throughout the entire development process.

The LaFerrari’s chassis features no less than four different types of carbon-fibre, all hand-laminated and autoclave-cured in the racing department using the same design and production methods as the Formula 1 car. This helped optimise the design: various functions were integrated (e.g. seats and battery compartment) into the chassis to improve torsional rigidity (+27%) and beam stiffness (+22%) whilst cutting weight. 

Powertrain

The LaFerrari is the first car in Ferrari history to be powered by the HY-KERS system. The ICE represents the pinnacle of engine development and research, with a 6262 cc V12 that punches out 800 CV and revs to a maximum of 9,250 rpm, a record for an engine of this displacement. It also features a very high 13.5:1 compression ratio and a high specific output equal to 128 CV per litre. The engine is coupled with a 120 Kw (163 CV) electric motor, giving it a combined power output of 963 CV.  

The high torque levels available at low revs from the electric motor allowed the engineers to optimise the internal combustion engine’s performance at higher revs, thus providing a constant supply of exceptional power throughout the rev range. Total torque generated is in excess of 900 Nm.

The hybrid system is composed of two electric motors developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli – one powering the driven wheels and the second the ancillaries – and a battery pack attached to the floor of the chassis consisting of cells that are assembled in the Scuderia Ferrari department where the KERS for the F138 is also made. The Scuderia’s expertise allowed considerable savings in weight and size of the individual components and the batteries weigh just 60 kg while providing the highest energy density possible for this kind of application.

The batteries are charged in different ways: under braking (even hard braking with the ABS active) and every time the V12 produces more torque than required, such as in cornering. In the latter instance, rather than the being sent to the wheels, the excess torque is converted to energy and stored in the batteries.

The electric motor is coupled with the F1 dual-clutch gearbox to the benefit of optimal weight distribution, but also to boosting energy efficiency as torque is instantly available to the wheels and, vice versa, from the wheels to the electric motor in recharging.

Aerodynamics

Active aerodynamics play an essential role, as they allow a complete adjustability of the car’s configuration to attain LaFerrari’s exceptional performance.

The engineers’ aim was to deliver the highest degree of aerodynamic efficiency ever achieved with any road car, with a coefficient of nearly 3, thanks to technical solutions honed with CFD analysis and fine-tuned in the F1 Wind Tunnel.

To boost efficiency, the LaFerrari sports active aerodynamic devices front (diffusers and guide vane on the underbody) and rear (diffusers and rear spoiler) which generate downforce when needed without compromising the car’s overall drag coefficient. These devices deploy automatically on the basis of a number of different performance parameters which are monitored in real time by the car’s dynamic vehicle controls, thus guaranteeing the ideal configuration on the basis of the driving conditions.

Control systems

One further innovative aspect of the LaFerrari is the integration of its active aerodynamics and hybrid system with the other dynamic control systems aboard. This means the car responds intelligently to driver inputs, making for a seamless blend of unprecedented performance and unparalleled driving emotions. 

Proprietary Ferrari algorithms deliver optimal integration of the electric motor and V12 for instantaneous response.  In cornering, for instance, the HY-KERS keeps the V12’s revs high to guarantee better acceleration on exit.

The LaFerrari’s Brembo braking system is also integrated with the hybrid system, and incorporates several new features, including new lightweight callipers designed to guarantee correct cooling and carbon-ceramic material (CCM) discs featuring a new composition. 

The car’s extreme performance potential called for a different tyre set-up, with 265/30 R 19 Pirelli P-Zeros on the front and 345/30 R 20s on the rear.

All in all the car guarantees maximum driving thrills in every situation and performance levels are top level: 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and 0-200 km/h in under 7 seconds, a lap time at Fiorano of under 1’20” – 5 seconds faster than the Enzo and over 3 seconds faster than the F12berlinetta. LaFerrari is thus the fastest road car in Maranello’s long history.

Styling

The Ferrari design team led by Flavio Manzoni developed the LaFerrari’s styling working in close synergy with the engineers to emphasise the exacting link between form and function. The result is an extreme, innovative design which retains close links to the marque’s tradition. This is most evident in its side profile: the car has a sharp, downward-sloping nose and a very low bonnet which emphasises its muscular wheelarches, a clear nod to the gloriously exuberant forms of late-1960s Ferrari sports prototypes.

The LaFerrari’s body has been given a sculptural treatment heavily influenced by its clearly F1-inspired aerodynamics and a tail section that exudes uncompromising sportiness.

Inside there’s a newly-designed steering wheel sporting all the major commands, and the gear-shift paddles are now longer and more ergonomic. The signature bridge on which the F1 gearbox functions are clustered has taken on a sleek, suspended wing-like shape.  The whole interior, in fact, has a fiercely track-inspired, pared-back allure.   

The Ferrari range

Aside from the new limited-series special, the Ferrari stand also features the complete range which is the most wide-ranging and critically acclaimed in its entire history.  The five models all share the same Ferrari DNA in terms of performance, driving pleasure and technology, yet each one has its own strongly unique identity, in line with the company’s philosophy of “different Ferraris for different Ferraristi”.  

Ferrari’s 12-cylinder GT sports car prowess is represented at Geneva by the FF, the very first four-seater and four-wheel drive in Prancing Horse history. It will be sporting a Grigio Ingrid livery with an elegant glass roof and Iroko interior. The FF is also now seamlessly integrated with Apple technologies, thanks to direct access to the infotainment system via SIRI voice commands and the adoption of two iPad Minis as the entertainment system of choice for the rear seat passengers.  

Blistering performance and sublime driving pleasure even at low speeds are assured behind the wheel of the multi-award-winning F12berlinetta, which is powered by a mid-front V12.  Unique handling characteristics, extreme aerodynamics and an innovative yet classic design are its signatures. The car on show at Geneva has a Grigio Silverstone livery and a Sella di Cavallo interior.

Moving on to the 8-cylinders, the California 30, in sophisticated Nero Stellato with a Crema interior, is a convertible GT that uncompromisingly marries sportiness and versatility. The California’s already-massive popularity with both press and public alike grew still further after its V8’s output was upped by 30 hp to 490 hp, and 30 kg was slashed off its overall weight.  

The blistering 458 Italia is a sublime, thoroughbred sports car. It and its drop-top sibling, the 458 Spider, are equipped with the same extraordinary mid-rear-mounted V8 engine which was named International Engine of the Year in both 2011 and 2012. These two models continue Ferrari’s glorious tradition with this particular layout. The coupé seen at Geneva sports an aggressive Bianco Avus livery and sleek black interior with carbon-fibre trim, while the Spider, which dominates the Tailor-Made extreme personalisation area, takes its inspiration from the legendary 1957 250 Testa Rossa that sold for a record 16 million dollars at auction at Pebble Beach in 2011. It has the same red and blue livery and a host of competition car details in its cabin, not least of which are suede-upholstered seats and Alutex trim.  

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

HY-KERS system

Total maximum power 963 CV
Total maximum torque  >900 Nm
V12 maximum power* 800 CV @9000 rpm
Maximum revs 9250 rpm
V12 maximum torque 700 Nm @6750 rpm
Electric motor output  120 Kw (163 CV)
CO2 emissions** 330 g/km

Performance

Maximum speed   over 350 km/h
0-100 km/h <3 sec
0-200 km/h <7 sec
0-300 km/h 15 sec

ICE

Type  65-deg. V12
Bore and stroke 94 x 752 mm
Total displacement 6262 cc
Compression ratio 13.5:1
Specific power 128 CV/l

Dimensions

Length    4702 mm
Width 1992 mm
Height  1116 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Weight distribution 41% fr, 59% r
   
Gearbox  
7-speed DCT  

Suspension

Front double wishbones
Rear  multi-link
   
Tyres (Pirelli P-Zero)  
Front 265/30 - 19
Rear  345/30 - 20
 
Carbon ceramic brakes (Brembo)
Front  398 x 223 x 36 mm
Rear   380 x 253 x 34 mm

Electronic controls

ESC  stability control
High perf ABS/EBD Performance anti blockage system/electronic brake balance
EF1-Trac F1 electronic traction control integrated with the hybrid system
E-Diff 3  third generation electronic differential
SCM-E Frs magnetorheological damping with twin solenoids (Al-Ni tube)
Aerodynamics  active

* with dynamic ram effect
**Undergoing homologation

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Comments (83)

 Italian_driver Italian_driver
I suffer every time I watch this car and don't see the "Pininfarina" label.
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March 11, 2013 4:35 am
 Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
I rarely use this word on a car, but it is absolutely ugly. I have personally lost interest in ferrari ever since they released the 360. such a shame for a historic brand. I feel that in the direction they are heading, they will loose their roots and what made them great cars in the past.
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March 8, 2013 7:45 am
 Automophile6683 Automophile6683
To me the Enzo was less than beautiful, but it was built for speed not looks. That said i didn't expect for it's replacement to look as good as it does( not all that good). But they called it what!? That's the name they went with?!? Not F70, or F150, or even Paulo(Ferrari founder's other son.) but LaFerrari!!!??? If i wanted to i couldn't put that name on my dream car shopping list, it's stupid. Perhaps a Huayra instead.
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March 7, 2013 1:11 pm
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
In typical ferrari marketing nonsense fashion, they only gave the DRY curb weight of the car just so it would look much lighter than the P1. Mclarens car is way less conservative design wise.
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March 7, 2013 10:05 am
 OsamaS.Husain OsamaS.Husain
Very nice car with an impressive numbers.. 2 complains 1- the name is stupid (whats wrong with F70?) 2- Not a big fan of the V shape front.
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March 7, 2013 9:59 am
 alihijazi alihijazi
silly Name LaFerrari :p
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March 7, 2013 4:21 am
 HommeStar HommeStar
I am in love. Far better styling than I anticipated, the performance and sound seem incredible and it is a sharp technologic evolution for the brand....however, the name dampens the overall appeal - yet I'd still get one if I could. Superb launch video. After seeing this incredible "LaFerrari" - it becomes quite clear just how much Lamborghini missed the mark with its latest endeavor.
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March 7, 2013 1:34 am
 docstef75 docstef75
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And For me this car is beautifulllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!
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March 6, 2013 3:24 pm
 Bowser Bowser
This has to be up there with the F50 in terms of looks jesus! And I can picture the board meeting "We need something that says ferrari but more exotic." "How about LaFerrari?" said the kid on work experience.
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March 6, 2013 7:51 am
 SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
This car is ugly (gonna get a negative raiting) but the truth is the truth. P1 anyday.
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March 6, 2013 1:13 am
 Autobus08 Autobus08
Nope.....was expecting something far more imaginative than a cross between the 458 and Enzo. Super disappointed. even some of the speculative renderings floating around on the net was nicer. Enzo was break through in design and it took a while for the design to catch on....most important it was original. This is not.......it's like the F50 vs. F40. F40 was break through the F50 just an evolution............this one is not the one and the name is it really called LaFerrari......
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March 5, 2013 11:21 pm
 HommeStar HommeStar
Gorgeous..... Much more well-styled and tasteful than I imagine it would be. I am glad that they have incorporated the bold dynamic of those amazing design students into their language. Sex on wheels yet so classy. This is high design done right. The name however....
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March 5, 2013 10:36 pm
 BeatriceHarvey BeatriceHarvey
It looks beautiful from the back and front. I wish I could afford a car like that, nobody couldn't tell me anything. You should change the name LaFerrari it just doesn't click! It looks so sporty and the color red just stands out nicely! Are those 24" wheels? If so, that's got it goin' on!
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March 5, 2013 9:14 pm
 techie69 techie69
Enzo would approve the design since flashy, controversial racing inspired designs is what made iconic classics from Ferrai what thy are now, desirable. Such designs might cause unpleasent reactions at first but given time they become acceptable to become more than desirable several decades later, but to call it La Ferrari will definitely wake the old owner out his grave!
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March 5, 2013 9:14 pm
 Bozzor Bozzor
Really digging how adjustable the steering wheel and pedals are: seems they really did not want ergonomics to suffer with this. Oh...and one of my clients in Australia has had his order down for this since mid last year... :-)
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March 5, 2013 8:42 pm
 HommeStar HommeStar
Gorgeous..... Much more well-styled and tasteful than I imagine it would be. I am glad that they have incorporated the bold dynamic of those amazing design students into their language. Sex on wheels yet so classy. This is radical done right. The name however....
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March 5, 2013 8:16 pm
 HommeStar HommeStar
Gorgeous..... Much more well-styled and tasteful than I imagine it would be. I am glad that they have incorporated the bold dynamic of those amazing design students into their language. Sex on wheels yet so classy. This is radical done right.
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March 5, 2013 8:12 pm
 Han Solo Han Solo
Wow, very nice...but it's a little too Aggressive for me... I would change the Vertical Headlights to Horizontal Headlights and they should replace the ugly Rod Type Wing Mirror Holders on the Wing Mirrors with a sharp Wing shaped Holders made out of Carbon Fibre...
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March 5, 2013 7:41 pm
 Nick Diggity Nick Diggity
Some great innovation... Looks like it will smoke the Veneno and probably the P1. I'm with quattrosport, car needs to be in black
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March 5, 2013 5:24 pm
 DBaskov DBaskov
This is one ugly ass car, out of all cars Ferrari Enzo successor is the one to take this hideous design. I don't see how any one would praise this, it looks like a fricking crocodile. My expectations of Ferrari making beautiful designs ends today.
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March 5, 2013 2:36 pm
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