LaWhat? Ferrari Introduces 963hp "LaFerrari" Hybrid Supercar
March 5, 2013 8:13 AM
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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
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.
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RE: "Hybrid" misnomer
3/6/2013 2:18:22 AM
Your suspicions are correct. Anybody who follows F1 will know that the electric motor in a KERS system transmits power directly through the crank shaft and is therefore simply a supplementary boost for the Engine.
In any F1 car kiinetic energy is harvested through the braking system alone and that energy is used to charge the batteries.
In this road-going Ferrari energy is also collected from braking but also from occasions when the engine has excess torque that needs to be tempered. In this instance the generator partly engages and uses that 'spare' energy to charge the batteries.
The electric motor is most usefully employed at low engine revs but cannot power the car alone, the engine must be running.
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