Ferrari planning a more exclusive version of the LaFerrari

Article by Christian A., on May 6, 2013

If you thought that the LaFerrari is already extreme, you’d better think again as the Italian manufacturer is planning a more exclusive version of the Enzo successor. Still, the new version will be sold in very small numbers, according to Flavio Manzoni, company’s chief designer, there will be fewer than 10 vehicles.

Apparently the design of the new version is already done, as it was a design proposal for the LaFerrari, according to Autocar.

For those who don’t know, the LaFerrari is powered by a 6.3-liter V12 engine delivering 800 hp and 700 Nm of torque but also by an electric motor that generates 163 hp, which means that the total output delivered by the hybrid system is an impressive 963 hp.

The standard LaFerrari weighs 1255 kg but it appears that the Italian company wants a vehicle that has a 1000 kg kerb weight. A special edition of the LaFerrari with a 1000 kg kerb weight could be very interesting and Ferrari could come with an FXX version of the LaFerrari, just like it did with the Enzo.

Ferrari LaFerrari is provided with dynamic controls integrated with the HY-KERS system and with active aerodynamics. Ferrari’s latest offering is equipped with its proprietary logic governing all vehicle systems, resulting to a whole new level of performance, handling as well as aerodynamic efficiency. Moreover, Ferrari pursued an advanced approach in the interior, with LaFerrari featuring an HMI inspired by Formula One race machines.

Developing the platform for the LaFerrari proved to be quite a challenge for the Italian carmaker’s designer during the planning phase. The team wanted to achieve an ideal weight distribution that features a 59-percent bias to the rear. Likewise, the team wanted to give LaFerrari a compact wheelbase even though the hybrid system is quite massive.

As a result, all of the car’s mass had been placed between its two axles and as close as possible to the floor. This allowed LaFerrari to have a lower center of gravity (by 35 mm) as well as to don compact dimensions.

The car’s ideal weight distribution was also thanks to the layout of the cabin. For instance, the seat is both fixed and suited to the driver while both the pedal box and steering wheel are adjustable. In addition, LaFerrari features a driving position similar to F1 racers, as designed with inputs from Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

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