Laferrari is one of the rarest limited-produced Ferrari cars ever. The “ultra-rare” title isn’t actually exaggerated for this model because it’s just what it is. Laferrari is the stepping stone of Ferrari for its ultimate attempts on bringing full hybrid cars into the market. Yes, Laferrari is the first full hybrid Ferrari that sounds pretty much like prototypes or concept cars but there were 499 of them that were actually made. The number become 500 when we consider one particular unit specially made for a charity auction.
Specifications and Performance
Ferrari launched the Laferrari coupe back in 2013 as the company’s very first full attempt at a hybrid scheme. Only 500 cars were made and all of them have a Ferrari-grade powerful hybrid system which isn’t only technically correct but also puts this model into an ultra rarity. Laferrari comes with a 6.3 V-12 main engine that generates an output of up to 789 hp. As for the hybrid implementation, Ferrari supplemented Laferrari with a pair of electric motors that give it a boost up to 950 HP. It has 7 -speed dual-clutch transmission to wrap everything.
With this setup, LaFerrari only takes less than three seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph and the top speed can go up to 217 mph. The combination of a V-12 engine, dual electric motors, and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission make this ultimate performance possible. Furthermore, it has an automatic suspension lift system. Laferrari is a road-legal car except for the prototype that’s only for circuits but has been sold anyway. That prototype was actually sold for $2.2 million regardless of the fact that it’s not street legal which means the buyer can’t drive the car.
On paper and on the road, Laferrari was Ferrari’s most powerful car until beaten only by SF90. Laferrari was actually the last mid-end engined Ferrari car to use V-12 before it’s lifted to higher class only. The hybrid implementation makes Laferrari the fastest car in its class but its fame also comes from the fact that it is the last and only engine setup ever brought by Ferrari.
Superb Exterior and Interior
Despite the varieties, Vinaccia LaFerrari could have been the most spoken variant of this model. The deep red wine LaFerrari has a fully matching dark tan leather that wraps most of the interior and is called Pelle Chiodi Di Garofano. Well, that’s not the 2013 model but actually a 2016 model but it turned out as the most auctioned LaFerrari by far.
A perfectly matched luggage set also comes with the car. The exposed five-spoke wheels and callipers were finished in Grigio-Nero or grey-black while the satin black finish was applied on the side skirts, rear diffuser, and the front splitter.
Apart from the powerful specifications, LaFerrari is actually valued for its pristine condition and the lowest miles instead of the actual performance on road. For example, one of these models only has slightly over 900 miles on its mileage and was auctioned at $3 million in the UK.
The LaFerrari was launched as a coupe model and there were 499+1 cars made. The convertible version, LaFerrari Aperta was then also produced in 209+1 cars. For these two models, Ferrari always added one car to support a charity. With only 800 cars in the world, LaFerrari has become ultra-rare car that regularly shock the auctions with easy 3-million bid labels.
The hybrid implementation on the LaFerrari coupe didn’t come out of nowhere since we can easily trace the background back to the previous models. Many experts say that LaFerrari comes as the successor to the iconic Ferrari F40, F50, and Enzo. It’s the first production Ferrari hybrid car in the same range as the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1. This model allowed Ferrari to keep up in the hybrid race against its toughest competitors.
You might not believe how the ultra rarity status of LaFerrari has doubled its price from what it cost new from dealership. So, it’s really like a super rare gem in the supercar scheme. It’s currently appraised at $3 million to $3.5 million for sure which makes this model the most expensive auctioned car by far. The more pristine condition and lower mileage on the odometer may even increase the price further in the auction.