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The successor to the Enzo and a car Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says "defines excellent" has finally been unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show.
The first Ferrari road car in history to be powered by a gasoline-electric system, it uses what Ferrari calls HY-KERS. Making 789 hp from its 6.3-liter V12 engine and revving to 9250 rpm, when mated to the electric boost of 161 hp total system output is 950 hp.
As for performance stats, Ferrari claims a 0-62 mph time of under 3.0 seconds, 0-124 mph in under 7.0 seconds and finally a speed to 186 mph (300 km/h) of under 15 seconds – a solid two seconds faster than the McLaren P1. Unlike the McLaren, however, the LaFerrari will not be able to propel itself under pure electric power, which the British supercar can do for up to 10 miles.
As though there were any doubt, the LaFerrari is the fastest road-going car in the iconic brand's history, and boasts a lap time at the company's Fiorano track of under 1:20. That, says Ferrrari, is 3 seconds a lap faster than the F12 and an astonishing 5 seconds a lap faster than the Enzo.
Not one to hold back Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo commented that, "We chose to call this model LaFerrari because it is the maximum expression of what defines our company – excellence. Excellence in terms of technological innovation, performance, visionary styling and the sheer thrill of driving." Commenting that technologies found in the LaFerrari will find their way into the rest of the Ferrari lineup, he went a step further, boasting that the LaFerrari, "represents the benchmark for the entire automotive industry."
See more photos of the LaFerrari from Geneva at AutoGuide.com