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The LaFerrari at Ferrari of Rancho Mirage


Technical Brilliance Wrapped In Ambition

The technical achievement and performance stand on their own. The LaFerrari needs few superlatives. It is our most ambitious project yet, pushing the boundaries of technology for a road car. It gathers together the marque’s greatest technical capabilities from both GT and Formula 1 engineering, delivering the highest performance ever reached by a production Ferrari. And yet, the cause is noble. All this advanced technology will filter to the rest of the Ferrari model range.

The LaFerrari Is Ferrari’s First Ever Production Car To Be Equipped With The F1-Derived Hybrid

As Ferrari’s first production car powered by the F1-derived HY-KERS hybrid drivetrain, it combines a 161-hp electric motor with the most powerful Ferrari V12, itself making 788 hp at 9000 rpm, for a power sum of 949 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque.

Design

Engineering And Design In Synergy

The Ferrari Styling Center, Engineering and Ferrari’s F1 drivers worked as one team on the LaFerrari and the results show.

LaFerrari’s Bodywork

Striking Proportions Cutting-edge Details

The LaFerrari’s silhouette and proportions are a natural product of its architecture with hybrid running gear, yet it still echoes the classic mid-rear-engine sports car archetype. Both the drivetrain and cockpit masses stay within the wheelbase to achieve the best possible balance, visually and dynamically.

LaFerrari’s Cabin

Entirely New Concept

The LaFerrari’s driving position draws heavily from F1 influence, with Scuderia drivers directly involved in design and development. The cockpit clearly shows its motorsports origins, yet marries tradition and modernity. The driving position turns normal road-car conventions on their head. The seat is fixed in position. Both the steering wheel and pedal box adjust to meet the driver’s hands and feet.

Architecture


A Pinnacle, Even By Ferrari Standards

The LaFerrari architecture had four objectives: maximize aerodynamic efficiency; deliver ideal weight distribution; achieve the lowest possible center of gravity; and, most importantly, seamlessly integrate the new hybrid power unit. The LaFerrari succeeds on all counts and does so without restricting cabin space, reducing comfort or limiting accessibility.

Weight Carried Low Is Its Own Reward

Compared to the Enzo, the LaFerrari’s center of gravity is 1.3-in. lower. Also, weight distribution (41-percent front / 59-percent rear) differs from the Enzo with major masses fully inside the wheelbase, helping create a low polar moment of inertia. This aids stability, predictability, and grip in all driving conditions.

One of the LaFerrari’s greatest challenges is incorporating the hybrid drive system. Despite having the same wheelbase and overall length as the Enzo, the LaFerrari packages its V12 engine, hybrid system, F1 dual-clutch gearbox plus all their cooling systems. Put another way, meticulous, clever engineering and design fits the running gear of two cars in the engine space of one.

The LaFerrari driver is laid back more than in the Enzo and more than in other current production Ferrari models. There’s a greater rake to the body, making the LaFerrari a meeting point between a sports car and F1 single-seater driving positions. The seat itself is part of the chassis and not bolted into place, improving sensitivity to vehicle dynamics. While the seat is fixed inlace, the pedal box adjusts completely. Similarly, the steering wheel adjusts for reach and height.

Aerodynamics


Ferrari F1 Wind Tunnel Research

The challenge aerodynamically was to deliver the best aerodynamic efficiency ever achieved by any road car. Through computer modeling at first and subsequent F1 wind tunnel testing, engineers achieved a record level of aero efficiency.

The Perfect Balance Of Form And Function

What makes the LaFerrari concept so innovative is the use of active aerodynamics as a tool for the car’s other dynamic control systems, delivering a breakthrough in overall performance not possible if both were independent. Integration of active aero with the dynamic controls and systems make even better use of the downforce and aero balance gains.

The LaFerrari has an extremely compact frontal area for low drag and the greenhouse shape helps airflow reach the rear air cooling intakes.

The front wing creates downforce by eliminating pitch sensitivity caused by the pronounced splitters. A broad central air vent on the front hood extracts hot air from the radiator.

Finally, the front spoiler also generates downforce. A central flap helps keep the air escaping from the vent close to the bodywork to reduce wake turbulence, while the rear radius of the vent reduces drag.

A scallop behind the front fenders boosts air extraction from around the wheels and improves front diffuser efficiency as well as increasing downforce. The airflow then descends and is channelled by the doors to the rear radiators. The two engine air intakes atop the rear fenders provide a ram effect, which increases power by about 4 hp.

The underbody aerodynamics change as the active rear spoiler is deployed:

  • Flaps at the rear diffuser rise to increase expansion and therefore air extraction
  • Flaps at the front diffuser rise to increase expansion and downforce to match, and balance with the rear
  • at high speeds, the guide vane at the front underbody directs excess air away from the front radiator, reducing drag

Vehicle Dynamics


The LaFerrari is the first Ferrari to integrate the dynamic control driver assistance systems with active aerodynamics and hybrid technology.

Proprietary Ferrari algorithms govern all the systems, enabling the LaFerrari to reach the most extreme limits of performance without any compromise.

As Ferrari’s fastest-ever road car, the LaFerrari slashes over 5 seconds off the Enzo’s lap record at the Fiorano circuit. The hybrid power unit, evolution in traction and damping control, brakes and tires all make this possible. The integrated development of the entire car – and not simply its 949 total hp and 663 lb-ft of torque – enable this feat.

When the car is cornering, the HY-KERS hybrid drive keeps the V12’s revs up to ensure quicker response to the throttle. When accelerating off a corner, the traction system constantly redistributes torque to the driven wheels thanks to the electronic differential which maximizes available traction. When there is excess engine torque from the V12, the HY-KERS diverts it to recharge batteries.

Mission-specific, Lightweight Brakes.

Braking performance from the LaFerrari is not just important, it’s mission-critical. With a new front caliper design and specific pads, brake performance is equal to what the hybrid drivetrain offers. Braking is completely integrated with all vehicle dynamics systems, even to the extent that should anti-lock be triggered, regenerative braking is still recharging the batteries.

The final sequential link in the LaFerrari performance chain is, of course, tires. And this shattering level of performance demands tires as talented as the car itself. Pirelli P-Zeros are the only ones issued on LaFerraris, sized 265/30R-19 in front and 345/20R-20 in the rear. Along with the dynamic control systems, active aerodynamics and all of the holistic suspension development, these tires help reduce response time to steering wheel input by 30 percent compared to the Enzo, while lateral acceleration increases by 20 percent.

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