Sinister Ferrari LaFerrari Hits the Auction Block With Just 211 Miles
Whereas all Ferrari road cars breathe hallowed air, poised at the top of the world’s sports and supercar hierarchy…some are a bit more special than the rest. The unthinkably-fast Ferrari LaFerrari hypercar, included. Launched in 2013 as an arch rival to the revered Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 hypercars, the Ferrari LaFerrari is the ultimate evolution of Ferrari’s supercar lineage, which includes icons such as the Ferrari 288 GTO, F40, F50, and the storied Enzo. It’s also a prime example of Formula 1 technology wrapped up in a road car body. Only 499 were ever built—not to mention the new LaFerrari convertible, likely to arrive for 2018—and this is one of them. In fact, this one shows a mere 211 miles on its odometer. Need it in your life? You’re in luck. The like-new Ferrari LaFerrari crosses the Mecum Auction block in Monterey, California, in August, but prepare for intense bidding. It’s also one of only three LaFerraris painted in this sinister shade of Nero DS Opaco paint. RELATED: For Sale — The World's Only Bare Carbon Ferrari Enzo
As has been said thousands of times before, the Ferrari LaFerrari (and its Porsche and McLaren contemporaries) represent a massive leap in performance and technology. Tucked cleanly beneath its rear flanks lives a screaming 6.3-liter V12 engine (nicked from the F12berlinetta) which readies a storming 789 horsepower on its own. It’s then mated to a torquey F1-style KERS system, which supplies a 161 horsepower electric motor to the equation.
All told, the LaFerrari bursts forth with 950 combined horsepower, providing launches to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds and a dash to 120 mph in just 4.6 seconds more. Foot plastered to the floor and you’ll be doing 217 mph in the LaFerrari’s 7th gear. It’s not a car for the feeble.
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Admittedly the auction house hasn’t revealed any information about the hypercar’s original owner, but it’s safe to say they had nice taste. The combination of matte black exterior paint along with a sumptuous black leather interior makes for a stunning match, accented with touches of Alcantara, sheets of carbon fiber, and dashes of Rosso Corsa accents, fabric, and stitching.
Most fans will envision these Prancing Horses in vibrant red, but as far as hypercar pinups go… they don’t get much better than this.
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