The interesting design of the brand new LaFerrari wasn’t made by Pininfarina and, in fact, it was created in-house, at Maranello.
All Ferrari supercars produced after 1951, except for the 1978 Dino GT4, which was styled by Bertone, have been designed by Pininfarina, but for the newest and most impressive ever model, the Italian based automaker Ferrari didn’t choose the famous design house to do the job. The design of the LaFerrari was actually created in-house, at Maranello, even if Pininfarina has presented its own version. Ferrari considered that the Maranello variant is more aerodynamic and has more technical advantages than the one presented by Pininfarina and has decided to go with it.
The Ferrari LaFerrari has been officially presented to the public just a few weeks ago, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, in a world premiere. The supercar is powered by a 6,262cc V12 engine, producing 800 HP (588 kW) at 9,000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, mated to an electric motor, with 163 HP (120 kW) and 270 Nm of torque (199 lb-ft). The total output stands at 963 HP (708 kW) and it’s enough to allow the supercar to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). Production will be limited to 499 units and each one will cost 1,3 million EUR.
Source: Automotive News Europe