the newest limited edition ferrari has been unveiled at the geneva auto show. what makes the magic happen?
carbon fiber chassis and a mid-mounted direct injection 6.3-litre V12 hooked up to a dual-clutch gearbox and electric motor. a 120-cell, 132 lb lithium ion battery pack is tightly packed under the seats in a kevlar casing. The V12 revs to 9250 rpm and produces 790 bhp; the electric motor adds the equivalent of another 160 bhp. so, a total of 950bhp in an automobile that weighs around 2866 lbs. The newest ferrari also has a powerful 663 lb ft of torque.
all of these features culminate in magical performance: 0-62mph in under 3 secs and 0-124mph in less than 7 secs.
unfortunately, all 499 laferrari models are spoken for. i guess i’ll need to find a good used one next year…