Review of 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

A super-speed car, Ferrari Laferrari—though with some concerns over its name ‘Laferrari’—as a brand has come to stay since the company’s president maintains that the name represents the maximum expression of what defines the company. Laferrari is a huge surprise from its exterior design to remarkably active aerodynamic efficiency, sharp handling, innovative HY-KERS system and superb structure. All these features combine to make Laferrari almost matchless with its unprecedented performance and unparalleled driving emotions.

Exterior

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

The sole aim of Prancing Horse team at the design of Laferrari was to attain a perfect weight distribution, precisely fifty-nine percent at the rear and a compact wheelbase. Thus, the car’s masses lies between the two axles and very close to floor to reduce its centre of gravity and in so doing ensure compact dimensions and dynamic handling.Some of the exterior features comprise front and rear Pirelli P-Zero tyres, front diffusers, guide vane on the body, rear diffusers, rear spoilers, sharp and downward-sloping nose and a very low bonnet which emphasises its muscular wheelarches, all of which combine to produce downward force needed without compromising total drag coefficient.

Interior

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari - Interior

Ferrari Laferrari has great track-inspired and pared-back allure when the entire interior make-up is considered. Some of the interior features that set this great car apart include remarkable suspension system that combines a double-wishbone configuration at the front with a multi-link suspension on the rear.

There is also, Bremboo braking system integrated with a hybrid system, lightweight calliper designed to ensure efficient cooling, carbon-ceramic material discs, HY-KERS system with seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, carbon-fiber tub-type chassis, 27% torsional stiffness, adjustable pedal box and steering wheel, stability control, electronic brake balance, electronic traction control and third generation electronic differential.

Performance and Powertrains

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari - Perfomance

The new Laferrari focuses on HY-KERS which combines a 6,262 cc (6.3-liter) V-12 engine with two electric motors powered by rechargeable battery pack which delivers a total of 963 horsepower — 800 delivered by the V-12 engine and 163 by the electric motors — and a peak torque in excess of 663 pound-feet. The hybrid system is mated to an F1 dual-clutch gearbox and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds; from 0 to 124 mph in less than 7 seconds and close to a speed of more than 217 mph. Laferrari has a lap time of less than 1 minute, 20 seconds, thus getting 16.6 mpg.

Pricing

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari 4c

The real Laferrari costs about $1.7 million, a bargain for 1,000 clients who placed orders for the great car; and it will only be limited to 499 units. Note too that the 1:18 Laferrari’s pricing is about $472; available in only 149 units.

Competitors

Ferrari Laferrari is faced with serious contenders, but there is no doubt that despite its name, it will remain on top of the list of users’ preferences. The big competitors are Lamborghini Veneno, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.

Pros

  • Hybrid system
  • Remarkable looks
  • F1-inspired capabilities

Cons

Issues with the name

Available in limited edition

Verdict

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Although, Ferrari Laferrari has great competitors, it is such a superb car with active aerodynamics, sharp handling, innovative HY-KERS system and hybrid system that it will remain at a top contender.

Michael Valentine

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