After much speculation on its looks (you have to admire how well orchestrated this was = no leaks), the Ferrari LaFerarri was finally unveiled to the world at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It is the 5th « real » supercar to come out of Maranello, after the 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo. There are only 499 units of the car in the world, making it a very exclusive possession. When the car was released, it was sold to clients for the whopping price of 1,2 million euros.
My personal thoughts about LaFerrari
To be perfectly honest, I was very impressed with the Ferrari LaFerari at first. It’s distinctive insect-look made it look incredibly agressive, especially when facing the beast from the front. Its elongated side-view mirrors were incredibly long and reminded me of the revolutionary Zonda (which is a good thing). The back of it didn’t speak to me at first. However, it WAS a true supercar. The kind of car that, when spotted in the streets, you realize that you’re not facing any random sports or luxury car, it’s definitely something else. It’s even more than what you think it is. My favorite car is and remains the Ferrari Enzo, though. After being there for the birth of the LaFerrari and still feeling this way, I don’t think anything will be able to change that haha.
The presentation model had a black roof, and back then, it looked really nice. However, as time passes, as the new liveries started to show, it became very clear to me that I was an absolute fan of the roof painted the same colour as the body. Black roofs eventually didn’t look as good as all the others to me! Speaking of liveries, I feel like the LaFerrari has seen the birth of a new generation of owners and buyers, or at least a new type of trend with Ferrari cars. We started seeing all sorts of colours and liveries throughout the world, that sometimes went very far from the traditional & classical tryptic: « Rosso Corsa » / « Nero » / « Giallo Modena ». All over the world we started seeing white LaFerrari, Jay Kay’s green one (aka « LaFrog »), matte blue, different silvers, many shades of blue, and even a purple one! As well as stripes, circles, carbon, tailor-made details (like the yellow LaFerrari with an alcantara seat and a leather seat)… Basically, it felt like a very interesting rainbow was pointing its nose. This filled me with joy because it meant owners were more bold, more daring, more « customizing » their cars to make it their own, instead of giving the feeling they were thinking of resale value.
Often compared with the other two members of what was eventually called the « holy trinity » (the Porsche 918 spyder and the McLaren P1), the Ferrari LaFerrari is probably my favorite one. Not because of performance, handling, or the driving experience behind the wheel (which I can’t obviously relate to). BUT, it’s the car that speaks to me the most as far as how fast my heart pounds when I see one across a street. This is how a car should be measured to me haha. Though obviously it’s a very subjective thing; contrary to all the other criteria.
As of 2016, rumors of a LaFerrari spider started to emerge. It’s apparently going to be a reality, and I can’t wait. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the first time Ferrari releases a spyder/cabriolet version of an existing supercar of the family (the F50 doesn’t really count lol). Let’s wait and see how it turns out!
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The Ferrari LaFerrari is a hybrid: inspired by Formula One, the « Hy-Kers » system allows to have an electric engine (+163 bhp) as well as a monster 6,3L V12 engine (+800 bhp) giving it a total of 963 bhp (708 kW). This allows the car to reach topspeeds of
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