ferrari laferrari electric hybrid supercar
ferrari laferrari electric hybrid supercar ferrari laferrari electric hybrid supercar
mar 06, 2013

ferrari laferrari electric hybrid supercar

ferrari laferrari electric hybrid supercarimage of courtesy ferrari

designboom has just returned from the 2013 geneva international motor show, where ferrari has taken wraps off their highly anticipated supercar naming it as ‘laferrari’. with just 499 production vehicles to be built, the limited-series automobile combines formula one performance and sustainability with its first ever hybrid powertrain – a HY-KERS system that delivers 963 horsepower from its V12 engine and its two electric motors. equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch gear box EF1-trac F1 electronic traction control system, ‘laferrari’ is capable of reaching speeds over 350 km/h –  launching 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and 0-200 km/h in under 7 seconds, making it the fastest road car in the company’s long history.

to boost efficiency, sports active aerodynamic devices front (diffusers and guide vane on the underbody) and rear (diffusers and rear spoiler) generate down force when needed without compromising the car’s overall drag coefficient – deploying automatically on the basis of a number of different performance parameters which are monitored in real time by the car’s dynamic vehicle controls.


laferrari official launch video
video courtesy ferrari


ferrari ‘laferrari’ electric hybrid supercarimage © designboom

developed by flavio manzoni’s design team, ‘laferrari’s’ styling works in close collaboration with the engineers to emphasize and retain close links to the marque’s tradition – and to that of the ferrari enzo predecessor. its side profile sees a sharp, downward-sloping nose and a low hood highlighting its muscular wheel arches, a clear reflection to the forms found in the late-1960s ferrari sports prototypes.

‘laferrari’ front view – vertical opening doorsimage © designboom


 the limited-series automobile combines formula one performance and sustainability with its first ever hybrid powertrainimage © designboom


‘laferrari’s’ styling works in close collaboration with the engineers to emphasize and retain close links to the marque’s traditionimage © designboom


ferrari ‘laferrari’ electric hybrid supercarimage © designboom


3/4 rear end side viewimage © designboom


rear viewimage © designboom


rear end detailimage © designboom


adjustable spoilerimage © designboom


the prancing horse’s brembo ceramic brakes bring 963 hp to a complete stopimage © designboom


vertical doorsimage © designboom


drivers interior cockpit detail viewimage © designboom


the layout of the cabin is tailored to the driver – where instead, the seat is fixed, while both the pedal box and steering wheel are adjustable. the driving position is similar to that of a single-seater, which was configured based on input from F1 drivers fernando alonso and felipe massa, who played an active role throughout the entire development process.

passenger interior cockpit detail viewimage © designboom


HY-KERS hybrid system features a 7-speed dual clutchimage © designboom


HY-KERS power unit integrates two electric motorsimage © designboom


F1 HY-KERS electric motorsimage © designboom



full view of ‘laferrari’
video © designboom

3/4 top view highlighting sloping nose

drivers side view – ‘laferrari’ was designed with F1 engineering specs


rear end detail – adjustable wing automatically configures downforce needed

cockpit detail


steering wheel detail with new electronic display

  • Good to see Ferrari is following in Porsche’s footsteps and finally produced a more or less Eco-friendly hybrid supercar.

    Babak Fassihi (Architect) says:
  • @Babak It may be an hybrid but there is nothing “eco-friendly” about this car at all… Not saying it’s a bad thing, just it is not the point of a Ferrari. The day they drop the V12 for a 4 cylinder then maybe… but it won’t be a supercar anymore.

    manu says:
  • I totally agree. I have a collection of every Ferrari because I love them. The day they stop making them with their supersize engines, that’s the day i’ll stop buying them.

    Dave says:

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