After a long and agonizing wait, today, Ferrari finally unveiled their new masterpiece – the Ferrari LaFerrari at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
As is tradition with any new Ferrari presentation, the crowd immediately filled the Geneva Palexpo’s massive room with ooh’s and ah’s as the glimmering tarp was lifted from the curvaceous lines. What lied under the cover was a bright Ferrari red hypercar with side-view mirrors extended on fishing rods and massive air-intake vents all around the car.
While the main topic of discussion in the past few weeks surrounding the unveiling has primarily been what it would look like, specifications have already been pretty much established. In the middle, the most powerful V12 ever constructed by Ferrari lives beneath the monster’s skin. Sourced from the F12’s 730 bhp engine, the LaFerrari’s (God, that looks cool in italics), has been tuned up to create 789 prancing horses. Keeping in mind that there is also an electric motor featured in the car — making it one of the world’s first generation of super-hybrids –, the car is expected to make a total of 950 bhp and 664 lb-ft of torque.
Now what does all that horsepower and torque mean? Bone-shattering performance, that’s what. The Enzo successor is expected to do the sprint to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds (quite possibly 2.5) and reach a top speed of over 217 mph.
Revealing to the public exactly one day after the McLaren P1 (and one Lamborghini Veneno =, mind you), you can already sense that a rivalry’s a-brewin’. However, if the specifications sheet holds true as far as ponies are concerned, the new stallion does have the P1 beat by 47, with the McLaren making a “mere” 903 bhp. Checkmate, Woking.
A more in-depth overview of the new Ferrari LaFerrari will be available to read within a few days. Anyways, here are some pictures of the press release.
All images sourced from http://www.autoevolution.com.