Jay Kay gets ready to receive his Kermit Green LaFerrari

Article by Christian A., on June 16, 2014

LaFerrari was introduced back in March 2013 but it appears that the Italian carmaker is still working hard to deliver all the 499 units of its latest supercar. The latest lucky customer who will receive his LaFerrari very soon is Jay Kay, a Grammy Award-winning English musician which is best known as the lead singer of the funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai.

As you can see, his car looks really special because it features a Kermit Green paint finish. Same Kermit Green color is found also at the interior, although we have just a small photo that shows the lower part of the steering wheel and the driver’s seat.

In addition, Jay Kay’s LaFerrari features a plaque on the steering wheel that carries the name of his band. Under the hood, there is a 6.3-liter V12 engine that generates 800 hp at 9,250 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm.

Moreover, the LaFerrari comes with an electric motor that generates 163 hp (120 kW). The total output delivered by the LaFerrari is 963 hp. The hybrid system found on the LaFerrari consists of two electric motors that were developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli.

One electric motor powers the driven wheels while the second the ancillaries. The energy is taken from a battery pack attached to the floor of the chassis, which lowers the centre of gravity by 25 mm.

As a result, the LaFerrari accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in under 7 seconds and to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 15 seconds.

LaFerrari's stunning performance is partly made possible by active aerodynamics, which works to allow customers to completely adjust its configuration to operate as desired. Ferrari’s engineers sought to deliver the highest level of aerodynamic efficiency achieved by any road-legal car. Thanks to technical solutions polished with CFD analysis and refined in the F1 Wind Tunnel, the LaFerrari boasts of a coefficient of drag value of nearly 3 Cd.

To further heighten its level of efficiency, the LaFerrari is provided with active aerodynamic devices both on the front in the form of diffusers and guide vane on the underbody, as well as on the rear in form of diffusers and rear spoiler. These active aerodynamic elements could generate downforce as desired without sacrificing LaFerrari’s overall coefficient of drag. Depending on a number of factors monitored in real time by LaFerrari’s dynamic vehicle controls, these active aerodynamic devices would deploy automatically.

The new LaFerrari is innovative. In fact, its active aerodynamics and hybrid system are integrated with other dynamic control systems aboard, allowing the sports car to respond intelligently to driver inputs. As a result, the LaFerrari offers unparalleled performance combined with unmatched driving experience.

Thanks to proprietary Ferrari algorithms, the HY-KERS system was able to optimally integrate the electric motor and V12, resulting to instantaneous response. For instance, the V12 engine would rev high to ensure better acceleration when exiting a corner.

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