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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 johnsmith9875 on 3/6/2013 11:41:22 PM , Rating: 2
Think of the possibilities with electric motors at all 4 wheels. Computers can control all aspects of the drive, making cornering and acceleration a very simple task, no more feathering the throttle to keep from breaking your tyres free, no guessing trying to keep the car from oversteering.

By madtruths on 3/9/2013 1:55:00 PM , Rating: 2
While I understand the sentiment, I think its lame lol. I still prefer to pride myself on actually being able to DRIVE. Having a computer do anything for you kind of takes away from the sport side of things. I dont even like traction control, so I'm kind of a nut I guess. IMO, most people are already horrible drivers, no need to give them less to pay attention to. You know after people get used to it, they will just get careless...

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