The limited edition LaFerrari is Ferrari’s first ever hybrid supercar. Deriving its name from the Italian word “the Ferrari”, LaFerrari in context means the “definitive” Ferrari. This definitive prancing horse perfectly blends power, precision, and performance while maximizing efficiency. With only 500 made, finding a LaFerrari for sale is exceedingly rare.
The LaFerrari roars to life with a signature soundtrack through the help of its unique mid-rear, naturally-aspirated V12 engine, which is paired with a powerful and efficient electric motor — this marriage is the LaFerrari’s most significant engineering innovation. The LaFerrari is able to produce an outstanding maximum power output of 963 cv (949.44 hp) and 900 nm (663.8 lb-ft) of torque. For those who find themselves behind the wheel of the LaFerrari, you will easily reach high speeds quickly — it boasts a top speed of 218 mph.
The LaFerrari combines the greatest technologies from both GT and Formula 1 engineering, delivering the highest performance ever reached by a production Ferrari. The supercar was designed to save fuel and generate incredible power by using the F1-derived HY-KERs hybrid drivetrain, combining a 161-hp electric motor in tandem with the powerful 6.3L V12. The LaFerrari can boast the title of being the most powerful Ferrari vehicle built for the road while still obtaining optimal efficiency.
These systems are especially useful because all of the LaFerrari’s electric authority is instantly deliverable at the first press on the pedal, allowing the combustion component to be optimized for superior performance at higher revs. Mirroring the integration of Ferrari’s motor duo, each experience of the supercar hybrid is designed to advance a sense of unity between man and machine.
The Ferrari Styling Center, Engineering, and Ferrari’s F1 drivers worked as one team to create the LaFerrari. The LaFerrari’s silhouette, proportions, downward-sloping nose, and muscular fenders echo the classic mid-rear-engine sports car prototypes of the late 1960s and early 1970s, such as the 330 P4 and 312P.
The F1 wind tunnel engineers set a record level for aero efficiency with the LaFerrari, and airflow influences the entire sculpture of the car, channeling air to cool hot vehicle components. The fluid surface gives the LaFerrari low drag and high downforce, while the entire chassis is comprised of four different types of carbon fiber materials to lend maximum rigidity in all dimensions with minimum weight.
As a limited edition, special series model, just a few LaFerrari models were built and available to buyers. In total, only 500 units of the unique limited edition series have been produced.
With the first 499 LaFerrari models already sold to customers, one model was auctioned for charity. On December 3, 2016, the LaFerrari that was auctioned sold for 7.5 million, making this car the most valuable 21st-century automobile ever sold. The car was auctioned by RM Sotheby’s, with all proceeds going to the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund. The auction was held at Finali Mondiali (the Ferrari Challenge World Finals) at Daytona International Speedway. Finali Mondiali has special significance because it was the first time in history that Ferrari Challenge World Finals were brought to America.
The definitive Ferrari model, driving a LaFerrari is a truly unique experience. Whether you’re in Indianapolis or Milwaukee, if you’re a Chicagoland local, you can inquire about finding a LaFerrari for sale by contacting Continental AutoSports Ferrari. We serve driving enthusiasts throughout the country, so please reach out if you’re looking for your next supercar!