​New Ferrari Hybrid Debuts At 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Staff Reporter
Aug. 4, 2014

A new next-generation Ferrari has been revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. What’s the gas mileage? Well, it’s being promoted as a hybrid with lots of fuel efficiency.

As a matter of fact, this car has a $1 million price tag on it and is named La Ferrari, which is translated to “The Ferrari.”

Since it’s a hybrid car, many people wonder if it live up to its reputation, that is, speed and horsepower.

Well, sit back, because this vehicle has a 949 horsepower engine and 664 pound-feet of torque, with 789 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque coming from a 6.3-liter V-12 engine with a righteous 9,250 RPM redline and a 13.5:1 compression ratio.

Electric Motor Power

Working with this V-12 is an electric motor making an additional 161 horsepower, while a second, smaller electric motor powers the car’s ancillary systems. Power is pushed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed, dual clutch gearbox.

LaFerrari’s batteries weigh just 132 pounds and are mounted to the chassis. The car recharges them with regenerative braking when slowing down, and by using the engine’s excess torque when it’s not needed — during cornering, for instance.

The chassis of the LaFerrari is made from several composite materials including carbon fiber and Kevlar. The driver and passenger seats are part of this structure and are built right into the composite tub. When it comes time to adjust your driving position, you don’t move closer to the steering wheel and pedals, they move closer to you.

Ferrari didn’t reveal the curb weight of the car, but it’s expected to be around 2,800 pounds. That’s about the same as an average compact car. But if you add a 949 horsepower to this mix, then you have a mean machine going from sports car to supercar.

Ferrari Hybrid Car Speed

Ferrari says the hybrid car will go from zero to 62 mph in less than three seconds, zero to 124 mph in less than seven seconds, and zero to 186 mph in 15 seconds. Its top speed will be faster than 217 mph.

In addition to this straight-line speed, the automaker also says the car lapped its Fiorano testing track in 1 minute, 20 seconds. That’s five seconds faster than the Enzo supercar the LaFerrari replaces, and three seconds faster than the company’s F12Berlinetta.

Ferrari said it will make just 499 copies of the new vehicle.

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