From the moment that Ferrari pulled the wraps off the LaFerrari, each of the 500 examples has been spoken for albeit the seven-digit price tag. As it is armed with a hybrid powertrain that delivers a combined 950hp and 664lb-ft of torque, not to mention its very superb design, it isn’t hard to realize why the hypercar nearly sold like hot pancakes.
Besides, it is unusual for an upcoming car (then Enzo’s successor) to have been built on so much hype. There were endless teasers, concept drawings and even wild speculations concerning the LaFerrari’s specs before its debut. At the end of it, the Italian hypercar boasts a high revving V12 engine with electric motor featuring HY-KERS (or Kinetic Energy Recovery System that is), which charges the batteries either by means of the engine or with the use of regenerative braking.
The 6.3-liter engine has a peak power of 800PS (789hp) at 9,000 rpm. To push the hypercar’s total power output by up to 963PS (950hp) and 900Nm (664lb-ft) of powerful torque, the electric motor ekes out an additional 163PS (160hp). With both power plants working at the same time, the LaFerrari can sprint from 0-62 miles per hour (0-100km/h) in less than 3 seconds and 0-186mph (0-300km/h) in 15 seconds before reaching a top speed of 217mph (350km/h).
Fast forward, Ferrari is reportedly eyeing a LaFerrari successor within the next three to five years. It has all been hush-hush to date as not one detail has been released. But nothing can stop rendering artists from creating inspired masterpieces. In fact, Fernando Pastre Fertona, a Behance designer from Brazil, had already put to paper his own concept of LaFerrari’s replacement.
This rendering, dubbed the Ferrari LaRossa 2020 design study, bears minimal sharp lines while reflecting some of LaFerrari’s styling cues. LaRossa stands for the shade of red which highlights the relationship between the brand’s heritage and its iconic color.
From a lone sketch to naming the model until the final touches, Fertona’s vision sports car project was developed within a span of three days. Despite the short timeframe, all the characteristics synonymous to a true Ferrari have been applied onto the concept starting from the color down to the extreme and sensual lines.
Since the arrival of LaFerrari’s official successor is a bit far ahead, many consumers nowadays depend on rendering artists for ideas. Fertona’s Ferrari vision sports car project for the year 2020 on Behance has 295 appreciations and 2,860 project views as of this writing.