1 of only 499 La Ferrari Ever Made.Mid EngineV-12 Hybrid963 HPRed/Black1072 Miles,The 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari earned the distinction of being the first Ferrari to come with a hybrid system. Not only does it come equipped with a 6.3L V-12 engine, it also has two electric motors to power the ancillaries and drive wheels. Combined, these engines generate an astounding 963-horsepower, and its sub-1:20 lap time at Fiorano made the LaFerrari the fastest Ferrari on the road.
Another key to LaFerrari’s exceptional capabilities is its functional design. Elements like diffuses and spoilers work to create down force. Ferrari’s distinctive sloping nose completes the look. Overall, its muscled appearance makes the car as fun to look at as it is to drive.
The apogee of Ferrari’s current road-car programmed: a carbon, two-seat hyper-car that melds a 6.3-liter Ferrari V12 with a KERS-esque battery pack and electric motor to give 950bhp and 663 lb ft of torque. As you might expect, it looks like a spaceship, and drives like the best Ferrari ever made. Which in terms of usable horsepower, it is. Only 499 have been built, available only to serious Ferrari collectors, and they’re all sold out. A car so fantastic the company decided to make it definitive (it is literally called The Ferrari), neatly annexing the Italian company in a weird little semantic cul-de-sac when it comes to naming its next car.
You’d think getting on for a thousand horses would make the La-Ferrari all but undriveable on the road, but it simply doesn’t. The V12 has been optimized for high-rev horsepower, the resulting hole in the torque curve (the V12 engine doesn’t do its best work until north of 5,000 rpm) filled by the electric motor. That means instant throttle response, razor-ed responses and the most natural-feeling hybrid in existence. In terms of on-road driving, after a while, and if you can forget the limited-edition status and million pound price-tag for long enough, it’s no more intimidating to drive than a 458. It rides well, you can see out of it and the 7-speed F1 ‘box works beautifully. Find a decent empty stretch of road though, and you can warp the weft of space-time with the LaFerrari’s acceleration. It handles fabulously, too – with the delicacy you expect of a Ferrari, but the punch of the Space Shuttle. Really though, it’s not a hybrid – it’s a V12 mega car with electric nitro-us