LaFerrari aka Ferrari F70 Breaks Cover at Geneva Motor Show

Ferrari has finally pulled the wraps off its latest supercar – LaFerrari, also called the Ferrari F70.

Unveiled officially today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the LaFerrari is powered by a 6.2-litre V12 engine capable of 588 kW (800 Hp) at 9,000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque. An electric motor adds an extra 120 kW (163 Hp) and 270 Nm of torque. Combined, the LaFerrari produces a total output of 708 kW (963 Hp). A seven-speed dual clutch transmission sends power to the rear wheels.

With such massive power, the figures are staggering: 0-100 kph in less than 3 seconds, 0-200 kph in under 7 seconds and 0-300 kph in just 15 seconds! Top speed stands at 350 kph.

Thanks to heavy use of lightweight components, the F70 tips the scale at just 1,255 kg. The weight is distributed 41 percent to the front and 59 percent to the rear. The car features a double wishbone suspension for the front and multi-link setup for the rear. The wheels are 19-inch item at the front with 265/30 tyres and 20-inch at the rear with massive 345/30 rubbers.

The F70 stopping power comes from a set of Carbon ceramic Brembo brakes.

Making full use of Ferrari’s F1 expertise, the F70 features the HY-KERS systems which harvests the high levels of torque available at low revs from the electric motor to optimise the engine’s performance at higher revs, thus providing unending power throughout the rev range and a maximum torque peak of over 900 Nm.

The Italian firm is planning to build only 499 units of the LaFerrari, with each costing 1.3M Euros (1.69M USD).

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