Show stopping Ferrari LaFerrari ‘almost sold out’

The new Ferrari LaFerrari makes its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show
Stealing the show is a Ferrari staple and its attempt to wow the crowds at this year’s Geneva Motor Show came in the shape of LaFerrari - and despite the £1 million-plus price tag the Italian firm believes it will have no problem selling all 499 examples.

Stealing the show is a Ferrari staple and its attempt to wow the crowds at this year’s Geneva Motor Show came in the shape of LaFerrari - and despite the £1 million-plus price tag the Italian firm believes it will have no problem selling all 499 examples.

So-named because it is intended to represent the very essence of Ferrari, the new flagship model uses a naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 derived from that used in the F12 supercar added to which is a 161bhp electric motor to give a total of 950bhp, enough to push past 200mph although Ferrari have not quoted a top speed. Instead it has given acceleration times of 0-186mph in 15.5 seconds - faster than the key rival from McLaren.

The exterior is clearly shaped by the wind tunnel and shows direct influences from the world of F1, with the single-spar front spoiler strut echoing that of Fernando Alonso’s racer. Moveable aerodynamic devices - not allowed in Formula 1 - feature heavily on LaFerrari’s exterior, including the rear diffuser and wing.

Despite the vast price tag of by the wind tunnel and shows direct influences from the world of F1, with the single-spar front spoiler strut echoing that of Fernando Alonso’s racer. Moveable aerodynamic devices - not allowed in Formula 1 - feature heavily on LaFerrari’s exterior, including the rear diffuser and wing.