In 2007, Ferrari aimed to create a groundbreaking road car that combined Formula One engineering with the latest hybrid technology, succeeding the Ferrari Enzo. The outcome, named “LaFerrari,” (which when translated literally meant “The” Ferrari) was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, signifying its superiority over predecessors like the 288 GTO, F40, F50, and Enzo.
Similar to its iconic predecessors, the LaFerrari is Modena’s ultimate offering, incorporating advanced technology, including a Formula-One derived HY-KERS system – an electric motor paired with a 6.3-litre V12. Despite the hybrid concept, efficiency was not Ferrari’s primary goal; instead, it aimed for unparalleled performance.
Facing competition from Porsche’s 918 and McLaren’s P1, the LaFerrari needed to assert itself in the elite realm of hybrid hypercars. Limited to 499 coupes produced from June 2013 to January 2016, the LaFerrari was only offered to a select clientele.