LaFerrari debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Ferrari has revealed its new supercar at the 2013 Geneva motor show, and it’s called LaFerrari.

First, some stats. The new car is powered by a 950bhp petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain. It can accelerate from 0-62mph in less than 3sec, from 0-124mph in less than 7sec and from 0-186mph in less than 15sec. Top speed is in excess of 217mph and production is limited to just 499 models.

The Italian manufacturer boasts that LaFerrari represents the pinnacle of its technology, but that such technology will filter down to other models in time. In particular, it means the hybrid system, know as Hy-Kers, which makes “full use of the Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 Kers know-how”.

Unlike the McLaren P1, which also makes its debut at Geneva in production form, the Ferrari does not feature a fully electric mode (Ferrari says it would not “fit the mission” of this car), meaning CO2 emissions are 330g/km (in the P1 they are less than 200g/km). However, it says the system could be adapted to include an electric-only mode on future cars.

Read the full article here written by Chris Knapman on The Telegraph.

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