27 May 2022
Considered among the so-called holy trinity of hypercars launched in the last decade, the LaFerrai was Ferrari’s first foray into hybridisation, rivalling McLaren’s P1 and Porsche’s similarly-hybrid 918 Spyder.
The LaFerrari was Ferrari’s first-ever production car equipped with the F1-derived hybrid solution, the HY-KERS system, which combines an electric motor producing over 150 CV with the most potent incarnation of Ferrari’s classic V12, with 800 CV at 9000 rpm.
The Ferrari design team led by Flavio Manzoni developed the LaFerrari’s styling working in close synergy with the engineers to emphasise the exacting link between form and function. The result is a revolutionary, innovative design that closely links the marque’s tradition.
Nine conceptual design studies were considered for the V12 hybrid flagship in 2011, reduced to five in April 2011 (three by Ferrari Centro Stile and two by Pininfarina).
Two full-size concepts: LaFerrari Concept Manta and LaFerrari Concept Tensostruttura. Unveiled at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy and Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. The final design of LaFerrari is similar to the Manta concept.
With a restricted number of Apertas built from 2016 to 2018, they were destined from the beginning to be collector’s items. Proving the point, a 2017 listed on Bring A Trailer Online auction recently sold for £4,265,000 to become the most expensive car ever sold online.