Is Ferrari LaFerrari The Best Supercar Ever? – This is the Ferrari LaFerrari, and it’s a little bit like a Toyota Prius. Yeah, you see its petrol-powered for that supplemented by an electric motor. Only unlike the Prius, the electric motor isn’t there for the economy, it’s for performance. In fact, the electric motor on this car is more powerful than the Prius itself.
Ferrari LaFerrari Design
Let’s kick off this review by talking about the design. From front angle it kind of looks a little bit like some form of Angry insects. I think the door mirrors make it look like it’s got antennae, obviously a bee sting insect. Look at its red and kind of scary looking. At the front very very F1, this front splitter here. It’s like the venting here for the radiators, it just seems really purposeful.
Down the nice sidereal wheels obviously, you got Center locking nuts there with the Ferrari emblem on. The air intakes here feed air into the radiators. I want to show you this as well look classic hypercar butterfly doors, makes getting in quite easy. And then you’ve got your clear engine cover there, where you can see that beautiful V12 Engine. So this car can produce 90 kilograms of downforce when you go 124 miles an hour. And that helps reduce drag but keeps it cont on the road. In corners, it can increase that downforce to three hundred and sixty kilograms to really help it grip.
You’ve got fog light which looks like the breakout on a Formula One car. And also even houses the rearview camera fit in there. Then this rear spoiler actually pops out and acts as an air brake as well. That’s the exhaust, I want to tell you this because there are real exhausts in there. So they will pass the car why stick of truth. But they have this surround which kind of makes them look bigger. It’s a little bit like putting the sock down your pants to make your own pipe look bigger😆.
Here in the inside, the Ferrari LaFerrari feels very, very sporty. But not wholly pared back like a racing kind the same way that the Enzo does. There’s loads of carbon fibre here, here on the steering wheel as well. Lovely Alcantara boys just can lift it. It’s quite a comfy thing to sit in, feels more modern. And by gosh you do actually get a stereo. Also, you get air conditioning.
The air vents themselves look pretty cool, they like jet afterburners. And then this little dial here controls your infotainment screen which is over on the right. And you can actually configure the displays, but obviously, the display is dominated by this considerable rev counter there the red line is at 9,000 RPM. Then we come to the steering wheel, sits Square, and you got shift up lights. The horn is also embedded in the actual steering wheel rim. Which doesn’t make the suspension harder for sporty driving. Actually, make it softer for getting over bumpy roads.
Then there’s this switch here which is the manettino switch which puts the car in two different modes. Bit wet, sport, race, traction control off which stops a wheel spinning. Then ESC off, which is the thing that stops a car actually sliding round. So turn that off if you want to do some skids. Now down here on the centre console you’ve actually got your selected for the gearbox. There you got reverse, auto, launch and it’s on this weird spike. But you could probably impale yourself on.
Now apparently, the roof in the Ferrari LaFerrari is about thirty millimetres higher than in the Enzo. That means that you can actually wear a helmet in it if you’re of average size. All in all, this is a really excellent place to see. It’s got lots of emotion, lots of styles, feels good quality and it surprisingly just comfy.
Ferrari LaFerrari Engine
Then the engine in the Ferrari LaFerrari it’s a six-point three-litre. Naturally aspirated V12 pumps out 800 horsepower. But that’s supplemented by a curse electrical system. And that gives you an extra 163 horsepower. So in total 963 horsepower and 900 Newton metres of torque. Sixty-two point four seconds to top speed at 217 miles an hour. Yes, it’s a bit of a beast, and it drives the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with launch control.
There some exciting things about this engine. So the batteries which power that electric motor is underneath the floor. Also if you look over there, you will see some orange piping that’s connecting the battery pack to the electrical motor. So if the cars are fire firemen can come in here and they know to disconnect those wires. Here on the left side of the vehicle is a fuel filler cap, and on the other side is actually an inlet for the battery.
So there’s one for the normal 12-volt, and then there’s the other for the high-performance battery which drives that curse system. However, this is not a plug-in hybrid at all. The only reason to have that is if you leave the car standing because you’re a collector. And it’s an appreciating that’s it. The car is actually recharging its battery under braking. Or when you got an overproduction of torque from the engine. Say when you’re cornering it uses that to a charge of the battery. And within four miles it can charge its battery to fall from flat. So you’re good to have maximum performance.
However, this car isn’t perfect. Here are five annoying things about it. One of the problems with this engine bay cover is that it’s quite heavy. And it gets hot when you’ve been driving. So if that’s burning your fingers and you drop it. This goes down, and the glass broke. Then you have to pay Ferrari 16 grand for their design fault. The batteries add 60 kilograms of weight to the car. The fact the whole hybrid system weighs 143 kilograms. The entire way is 1585 kilograms despite all that carbon fibre. Maybe they’d have been better off just applying some turbos to boost the power instead of smart electrics. And like the McLaren p1 and the Porsche 918, this thing can’t be driven on electric power alone. So you can’t back to your house pretty and trust me, mistress, you will wake your wife up with that V12.
So then what’s my final verdict on the Ferrari LaFerrari. Should you avoid it, should you consider it, should you shortlist it or should you just go right ahead and buy it. Well yeah, if you can afford it, why would you not go directly and buy it. I’ll leave it up to you guys.