$1.4 MILLION LAFERRARI CRASH ON ITALIAN HIGHWAY BEFORE RELEASE DATE
Customer deliveries of the 2014 Ferrari hybrid supercar, LaFerrari have not began and one has already been involved in an accident in Italy, rumored to have occurred in a small town by the name of Modena over the holiday weekend.
A Rosso Corsa LaFerrari wearing the white camouflage covering was rear-ended by a semi, possibly an Iveco. The damage seems to be minor, possibly involving the rear tail lights and perhaps some carbon fiber panels. Even with minor damage, when it comes to a vehicle of this stature with a price tag well north of a million dollars, any news of an accident is major news around the world.
The LaFerrari is the first and hopefully not the last hybrid to come from Maranello produces 950 horsepower, 789 horsepower are from the 6.3-liter V-12 and the rest are from two electric motors. The LaFerrari also produces an astonishing 516 lb-ft of torque and a top end of 217 mph. Additional examples of excellence included in the LaFerrari are a lighter crankshaft, variable-length intake runners, an equal-length six into-one headers hydroformed from Inconel and a seven-speed automated-manual transaxle. With the LaFerrari weighing only 2,800 pounds, that’s a half ton lighter than the well respected F12 Berlinetta, the newest prancing horse is able to hit 0-60 in less than 3 seconds! The LaFerrari hybrid system consists of two electric motors developed in conjunction with the Fiat Group subsidiary responsible for developing high-technology components: Magneti Marelli. The first motor powers the wheels, while the second powers the accessories. A 120 cell battery pack arranged in eight 15 cell modules is assembled in-house by the Ferrari racing team. The battery pack is charged any time the carbon-ceramic brake discs are applied.