MP-05 LaFerrari Features a 50-day Power Reserve

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The LaFerrari is a hybrid electric vehicle that produces a total of 963 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque.

The car includes some innovative features such as the HY-KERS powertrain and an active aerodynamics system. It also boasts a 50-day power reserve.

The LaFerrari is capable of reaching speeds past 217 mph, depending on the type of tires used. Its top speed exceeds 250 mph using slicks, which would make it one of the fastest cars in the world. It achieves a top speed of 217 mph.

Changes include a revised powertrain, advanced aerodynamics and new systems. Some of the LaFerrari’s notable features include:

The HY-KERS generation is a hybrid drivetrain system with two electric motors linked to the V12 engine.

The third motor, an auxiliary compressor, provides additional power to assist in acceleration and handling.

 An additional electric motor is used for propulsion to shift the transmission ratios when accelerating. 

This allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds

while using its full power of 950 horsepower and 662 ft-lbs of torque. 

The HY-KERS also helps give the LaFerrari an impressive 0-60 time of just 2.5 seconds. 

The LaFerrari was unveiled in both concepts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

The car made its world debut as a limited production model at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show,

with deliveries starting in 2013 and production limited to 499 units.


It is designed by Pininfarina and engineered by Ferrari’s chief engineer, Michael Leiters. 

The LaFerrari’s body is made of carbon fiber, while the interior is designed with ergonomic principles to protect the driver in the event of a collision. 

The design team worked on every aspect of LaFerrari’s exterior and interior

for three years before beginning construction of prototypes for testing. 

The LaFerrari’s 6.3L V12 engine is repurposed from an F140 Berlinetta

(car model created for Ferrari by Pininfarina) that has been modified and styled by the Maranello factory. 

LaFerrari uses a hybrid powertrain system as well as

a kinetic storage battery made up of high-performance nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) cells

The gas turbine and the electric motors are located near the center of the car with all drive systems centralized around the power unit.

The engine also features a 7-speed F1 transmission and an electronically controlled differential.

The engine produces a total of 950 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor adds another 161 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque to the car’s overall output. 

The LaFerrari is able to accelerate from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, 0-124 in 5 seconds and 0-186 in 15 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars ever built by Ferrari.   

However, the car can’t quite reach its top speed because it reaches 217 mph using tires with a hard compound. 

Ferrari estimates that the car could run for 200+ miles at a speed of 186 mph using slicks. 

According to Ferrari, 

An F1 paddle-shift transmission is used in the rear of the car to accelerate (or decelerate) and maneuver the ultra-high performance vehicle. 

The car boasts an advanced Integrated Vehicle Dynamics System (IVDS) that includes a new traction control system that helps improve handling by monitoring where all four tires are gripping as well as detecting any loss in grip.

The system is linked to the brake and accelerator, as well as the electronic differential, which automatically initiates braking. 

This allows Ferrari to incorporate a Superfast System (SF) that provides instant and direct response to commands.

Two systems are used: one for the dynamic stability of each rear wheel and another for handling the interface between road and steering. 

Both systems use differentials that react faster than those on conventional cars, in addition to an extremely powerful computer that controls an electro-hydraulic control unit with a dedicated cooling system and an electromagnetic valve instead of an electric solenoid.

The LaFerrari features a removable roof that exposes the cabin to the outside world, while a sleek rear deck cover shields the battery pack.

The LaFerrari’s aerodynamics are also exceptionally efficient 

The LaFerrari has a drag coefficient of Cd=0.24

LaFerrari uses an active aerodynamics system, similar to that on the FXX. 

The LaFerrari uses active rear wing to provide additional downforce and stability at high speeds in addition to the cooling system. 

The wing is controlled by computers, which adjust its shape for optimum performance in any situation. 

LaFerrari has a drag coefficient of just 0.24, which is much lower than Ferrari’s FXXs, the car that requires low drag to achieve top speed. 

The active aerodynamics system helps reduce air resistance by 20% for improved aerodynamic efficiency. 

The “energy recovery system” recovers kinetic energy lost during braking and acceleration using magnets that form “claws” that grab the exhaust pipes, converting the heat into electricity.

This allows the hybrid to use less fuel because it doesn’t need to constantly accelerate its 7-liter V12 to generate extra power for passing or accelerating when driving at low speeds or when maneuvering on the highway.


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