Earlier this month, we revealed you the first photos with Jay Kay’s Kermit Green LaFerrari before being delivered to the well-known Grammy Award-winning English musician a.k.a. the lead singer of the funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai. Meanwhile, the artist took the delivery of its impressive hybrid supercar and what better place to show your brand new toy than the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
As a result, Jay Kay brought his Kermit Green LaFerrari to Festival of Speed, celebrating UK debut of the Italian supercar. In addition, Ferrari also brought a second red LaFerrari, its latest limited series car with only 499 examples being made.
Both Laferrari models present at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed are powered by the 6.3-liter V12 engine that generates 800 hp @ 9,250 rpm and 700 Nm of torque @ 6,750 rpm. LaFerrari also carries an electric motor that delivers an additional 163 hp (120 kW), bringing the total output to an impressive 963 hp.
With these numbers, the LaFerrari is capable to accelerate 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. Furthermore, the LaFerrari can lap the Fiorano race tracl in under 1’20”, 5 seconds faster than the Enzo and over 3 seconds faster than the F12berlinetta.
Playing a big role in LaFerrari's outstanding performance is active aerodynamics as these devices could completely tweak the car's configuration.
In creating the LaFerrari, engineers aimed to make the new sports car the most efficient- in terms of aerodynamics – among road cars. By employing technical solutions – as honed by CFD analysis and fine-tuned in the F1 Wind Tunnel – the LaFerrari has a coefficient of drag value of nearly 3 Cd.
A number of active aerodynamic devices have been fitted into the LaFerrari like the diffusers and guide vane on the underbody at the front, as well as diffusers and rear spoiler on the posterior end. These active aerodynamic devices could generate downforce as needed without compromising LaFerrari’s overall coefficient of drag. These devices would deploy according to different performance parameters monitored by the sports car's vehicle controls, ensuring that the LaFerrari is ideally configured as conditions permit.
Amazingly, the active aerodynamics and hybrid system of the LaFerrari are integrated with the other dynamic control systems, allowing the sports car to respond intelligently to driver inputs. As a result, the LaFerrari seamlessly blends unmatched performance and unparalleled driving emotions.
Thanks to proprietary Ferrari algorithms, the electric motor and V12 engine have been optimally integrated in the HY-KERS system to allow for a more instantaneous response. For instance, the HY-KERS keeps the rpm of the V12 engine high during cornering to ensure greater acceleration on exit.