Introduced by Mecum Auctions – Unveiled to the world on the 2013 Geneva Motor Present, the boldly named LaFerrari, translated as “The Ferrari,” was described by Ferrari President Luca Di Montezemolo as “… the expression of what defines our firm.” Following within the hallowed lineage of the 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo, the LaFerrari instantly lived as much as its provocative mannequin identify as Ferrari’s most superior street automobile at introduction and nicely past. Constructed round an FIA prototype-worthy, arrowhead-shaped carbon-fiber tub foremost construction, the LaFerrari incorporates a decrease trip top and heart of gravity than even the novel Enzo previous it, with an F1 cockpit-style seating place and sills constructed into the front-hinged, scissor-type doorways. Breaking from custom, bodywork for the LaFerrari was not the work of an exterior design home/coachbuilder, however moderately the work of an in-house design crew at Ferrari headed by Flavio Manzoni. Whereas definitely enticing, the purposefully aggressive physique of the LaFerrari incorporates a “type following operate” method whereas paying homage to a few of Ferrari’s most profitable racing automobiles main as much as LaFerrari.
Powering the LaFerrari is a surprising hybrid powertrain delivering 950 HP and fairly probably eclipsing Ferrari’s then-current F14 T Method 1 racing automobile by about 200 HP. LaFerrari power-to-weight is a mind-bending 3.7 pounds-per-HP ratio. Dubbed HY-KERS, the LaFerrari Hybrid Kinetic Power Restoration System powertrain incorporates a 6.3L/789 HP DOHC, 48-valve V-12 engine at its core, outfitted with variable-length consumption runners, 13.5:1 compression and a 9,250 RPM redline. An oil-cooled electrical motor resides on the rear of the 7-speed, dual-clutch computerized transmission and delivers an extra 161 HP. A low-mounted, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack shops energy and serves as a harassed structural member behind the passenger compartment. Digital controls activate the electrical motor, which primarily gives a type of enhance, filling within the decrease rev ranges of the howling V-12 piston powerplant for near-instantaneous throttle response and a surprisingly visceral, gut-wrenching expertise for the motive force and passenger.
Clearly, LaFerrari efficiency is gorgeous, nay, ridiculous, with the 0-60 MPH sprint accomplished in 2.5 seconds, 0-100 MPH in 4.8 seconds and the quarter-mile in a dragster-worthy 9.8 seconds at 149 MPH by way of the traps. Given enough area, prime pace is a factory-claimed 217 MPH. Serving to to harness its staggering efficiency, the LaFerrari physique bristles with wonderful lively and passive aerodynamic options delivering the required engine cooling and maximizing efficiency with huge downforce, together with a big adjustable spoiler and movable diffuser flaps. Different race-derived programs embrace stability management and efficiency anti-blockage/digital brake stability. An F1-type digital traction management system is built-in with the hybrid powertrain system and third-generation digital differential for unimaginable response to driver inputs. Most street contact is delivered by Ferrari’s magnetorheological damping system with twin solenoids, and track-worthy adhesion is achieved through a set of extreme-performance Pirelli P-Zero tires surrounding 19-inch entrance and 20-inch rear solid aluminum wheels. In line with revealed street assessments, the LaFerrari generates as much as 1.16 G lateral acceleration on the skidpad and requires simply 136 ft to cease from 70 MPH.
Two LaFerrari variants had been offered: the coupe, with 500 produced in 2013-2016, and the Aperta convertible, 210 of which had been inbuilt 2016-18. Beautiful in Rosso Corsa (Competitors Purple) over Nero (Black) leather-based upholstery with pink piping and stitched Ferrari Cavallino Rampante accents, this 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari is just about as-new with solely 131 miles on the clock. Different accents embrace Scuderia Ferrari front-fender shields, carbon fiber sprint trim and pink calipers for the cross-drilled and vented Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. Creature comforts embrace an adjustable steering wheel and pedal field, reconfigurable digital instrument panel and each foremost and secondary controls for audio, navigation, local weather and telemetry programs.
Making a sensation from introduction and producing frenzied orders and deposit checks from hopeful patrons, the LaFerrari created an on the spot legend amongst Ferrari house owners and collectors, one that may proceed nicely into the long run. Supplied with extremely low mileage, this Rosso Corsa LaFerrari provides an unimaginable alternative to expertise the design and engineering prowess that has firmly saved Ferrari on the forefront of motorsports since inception.
This 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari will probably be auctioned off throughout Mecum Auctions’ Monterey 2021 occasion, which runs August 12 to 14.