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Ferrari looks to take on Porsche, McLaren

It looks like the hybrid supercar wars are on, and Ferrari has fired the latest shot. Porsche revealed the 918 Spyder, McLaren went official with the P1, and now Ferrari has the… LaFerrari.
The LaFerrari is the successor to the Enzo and brings with it an 800hp V12 engine that revs to an eye popping 9,000 rpm. Its peak torque of 516 lb-ft is reached at a "lower" 6,750 rpm. In addition to the V12 monster behind the driver, the LaFerrari also features a 163hp (199 lb-ft) electric motor.
With all of this power on tap, Ferrari says that the LaFerrari can scoot to 60 mph in less than three seconds and hit 124 mph in under seven seconds. The LaFerrari will keep on accelerating at an astonishing rate (186 mph in 15 seconds) until it reaches a top speed of 217 mph.

Not much else is known about this crazy hybrid other than the fact that is has 41/59 (front/rear) weight distribution, 19" wheels up front, and 20" wheels in the back.
As we get more info on the LaFerrari, we'll keep you posted.


Source: World Car Fans

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RE: I've been looking at buying a Ferrari
By NullSubroutine on 3/5/2013 10:05:44 AM , Rating: 5
Yeah, really slumming it. I know how you feel 100%. I've been trying to upgrade my fleet of Intergalactic MkIII star ships to the new MkIV, but the never ending hurdles of Federation politics has made it nigh but impossible. I was really looking forward to making the Kessel run in under 5 parsecs, but it appears I'm just gonna have to slum it with 7.

By Amiga500 on 3/5/2013 11:24:47 AM , Rating: 4
Upgrade them yourself.

Mine doesn't look like much, but I've made a few special modifications myself... It'll make .5 past lightspeed.

RE: I've been looking at buying a Ferrari
By bug77 on 3/5/2013 12:23:25 PM , Rating: 2
Now if only the parsec wasn't measuring distance instead of time...

PS: I'm so smart!

RE: I've been looking at buying a Ferrari
By NullSubroutine on 3/5/2013 12:30:40 PM , Rating: 2
You know, it sort of ruins the joke when I have to explain it. What I said was the equilvent of saying doing the 1/4 mile (Kessel run) in under 5 seconds (parsecs) instead of 7 seconds (parsecs). It is entirely correct as written and you...nevermind...

By Mitch101 on 3/5/2013 12:39:51 PM , Rating: 2
Get off your Taun Tauns and fight like Jedi. Batha Fodder I tell you.

RE: I've been looking at buying a Ferrari
By ppardee on 3/5/2013 5:30:04 PM , Rating: 3
Listen here, you scruffy nerf herder, Lucas explained away the quote by saying the Kessel Run was a treacherous stretch of space and Solo did indeed mean 'parsecs' in that he did it in a shorter distance (tighter curves, came closer to the black holes/gravity wells/giant space sarlacc/what-have-you)

PS: I'm so geek!

RE: I've been looking at buying a Ferrari
By Reclaimer77 on 3/5/2013 5:54:34 PM , Rating: 2
Who's scruffy lookin!?

RE: I've been looking at buying a Ferrari
By JediJeb on 3/5/2013 8:55:17 PM , Rating: 2
I've got a bad feeling about this!

By johnsmith9875 on 3/6/2013 11:43:32 PM , Rating: 2
And that's no moon....

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