The most bonkers Ferrari till date, the LaFerrari is probably the most intense hypercar of the century. This pristine example to be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba sale on May 27, 2017 is not an inch short of being factory fresh, with just 180kms on the odometer. Deals don’t get any sweeter than this. Finished in gorgeous Rossa Corsa (the luscious Ferrari Red), contrasting carbon fibre black roof and wing mirrors, black interior with tastefully done red stitching and a four-point harness, is nothing short of dripping in motorsport passion.This LaFerrari is one of the early examples of the concept showcased by Ferrari at the Geneva Auto Show back in 2013. The car is also “practicality proofed” with anti-stone chipping film, front nose lifter, and panoramic cameras, preventing you from hyperventilating every time you take this car out on a drive.
The LaFerrari breaks away from the traditional concept on which Ferrari cars were built, it is the first ever a hybrid hypercar from the Italian marquee. Moreover, it has stayed true to Ferrari V12 engine family, making up a displacement of 6.3-litres, then being further coupled with an electric motor making a total of 950HP. Ferrari had a task up to their sleeves when they started out developing the LaFerrari with an intention of bettering it against the Enzo. In addition, the Enzo was an incredibly difficult car to be criticised about, it has showcased the pinnacle of automotive engineering for more than a decade. Today, the LaFerrari accelerates from 0-100kmph in less than 3 seconds and hits the 200kmph mark under seven seconds. Achieving the 300kmph mark happens around fifteen seconds and continues all the way through to a top speed of 350kmph which is as fast as a Formula 1 car or a LeMans prototype.
This crisp example of the LaFerrari has been serviced in Kroymans Ferrari of the Netherlands during its previous ownership and waits on for its next owner to be transcended by speed and passion. As mentioned, the car is just 180kms old on the odometer which is good as new, I guess the only drive to do those numbers would be while taking its delivery from the showroom to home.
Image source – Pieter E. Camp for RM Sotheby’s