LaFerrari catches fire during Trento-Bondone Hill Climb in Italy

Article by Christian A., on July 8, 2014

Last month, we wrote about the first LaFerrari crash in Monaco and revealed you some painful photos. Today, we will talk about the first LaFerrari that caught fire during the Trento-Bondone Hill Climb in Italy. Of course, it is not the first time we see a Ferrari catching fire but this time we are talking about a $1.4 million hypercar.

If you take a look at the video you will see that the LaFerrari shows a trail of smoke from the engine compartment. Still, the damages are not that bad, but the owner will definitely need to visit the service in order to fix it.

For those who don’t know, the LaFerrari is powered by a 6.3-liter V12 engine that develops 800 hp at 9.250 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm. In addition, there is an electric motor with 163 hp (120 kW), that brings the total output of the vehicle to an impressive 963 hp.

Just like any other hybrid vehicle, LaFerrari features a battery pack that weighs 60 kg, attached to the floor of the chassis. The battery pack consists of cells that are assembled in the Scuderia Ferrari department, same place where the KERS for the F138 F1 car is made.

According to Ferrari, the LaFerrari is able to zoom from 0 to 100 km/h (62 km/h) 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.

The Prancing Horse's highly anticipated limited special, with only 499 planned, debuted to the world at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show.

The company decided to call it LaFerrari because it represents the ultimate expression defining the company. This refers to excellence in technological advances, performance, imaginative style, and the sheer driving thrill.

Designed for Ferrari collectors, this is a genuinely extraordinary vehicle encompassing modern solutions that, from now on, will make their way to all ranges, and it stands for the new standards for the automotive industry. LaFerrari is the supreme expression of Ferrari’s singular, unmatched and design skills, including those achieved in Formula 1.

For Ferrari, developing an exclusive special like the LaFerrari signifies a chance to try solutions that can later apply to production vehicles. This is especially the case with introducing hybrid technology, which, while using Scuderia Ferrari's F1 KERS experience, resulted in an outcome that elevates Ferrari's foundation values: performance and drive thrills. The hybrid technology, or HY-KERS, represents the impeccable blend of optimised performance and fewer emissions.

LaFerrari emits only 330 g/km of CO2 needing to rely on electric-only drive; something that would not suit the model’s mission. The HY-KERS system is designed so future cars can be operated using just electric power for a while. During testing, a fully electric LaFerrari was rated to produce only 220 g/km in C02 emissions on a combined cycle.

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