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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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By Spuke on 3/6/2013 3:35:29 PM , Rating: 2
I appreciate that. But others are correct. Know your audience. DT is a mix of people, but most are younger techies. When the discussion on cell phones degenerates into an argument over a $600 costing too much, me looking for a 1/4mil car does seem out of place. I get it.
I don't find it out of place, the article is about Ferrari's next top car. I do understand what you're saying though, I just find it annoying.

Honestly I was considering the 458 and the McLaren MP4. Both are similarly priced. I've driven the 458, but not the McLaren yet.
I haven't driven a Lambo or Ferrari before. They're both way out my price range. Thought about doing one of those driving tour deals just so I could get some seat time. That McLaren sounds very interesting from the videos and articles I've seen on it. Plus it's turbo'd and I love turbo's! I did consider a used Maserati once but I'd have to do most of my own maintenance to make that happen (well to make it happen with the wife:) ) and I really wanted the Cambiocorsa tranny but I was told clutch jobs are in the $3-5k range. No thanks. Could've settled for the standard 6 speed with WAY lower maintenance costs. My latest fascination is a 3.8L 911 swap in a Boxster. This will more than likely happen although it will be a couple of years before I have the space to do that.

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