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Last unit of Ferrari LaFerrari auctioned – Becomes the most expensive car of this century

 

Limited to just 499 units, an additional 500th unit was manufactured for charity. It is this 500th unit that fetched $7 million (INR 47.55 crore).

Ferrari LaFerrari hypercar was first unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The fastest and most technologically advanced road going Ferrari yet, LaFerrari features 6.3 liter V12 engine, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox which is electrically assisted by Ferrari’s HY-KERS system.

Sold at a hefty price tag of £1m (INR 10,16,50,608 / US$1,682,400), for those who managed to get the invite, the car’s production was capped at 499 units. But Ferrari decided to make a 500th unit and auction it to raise money for the victims of the devastating earthquake which rocked Italy earlier this year.

LaFerrari Parx Super Car Show 2015

Laferrari in India

One of the most capable road cars seen to date. It receives a mid mounted engine. This engine is capable of 950 bhp peak output at 9000 rpm and peak torque of 900 Nm at 6750 rpm. The engine is able of taking the LaFerrari to a top speed of 365 kmph and acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in under 3 seconds.

It can lap around the Ferrari Fiorano test track in Italy in less than 1 min 20 secs which is a good 5 secs faster than the Enzo. Its 60 kgs lithium ion battery pack is situated on the floorpan giving the LaFerrari 35mm lower centre of gravity than the Enzo while a hybrid system emits just 330 g/km of CO2.

LaFerrari Parx Super Car Show 2015

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LaFerrari measures 4,702mm long and 1,992mm wide and sits on a 2,650mm wheelbase while total weight stands at 1250 kgs. Pirelli P Zero tyres and new generation Brembo carbon ceramic brakes are its highlights. However despite boasting of advanced design, awesome power and performance, one of the reviews say the LaFerrari is not a hair raising or feisty car to drive but rather puts one at ease the minute one takes to the wheel. Scan through the reviews below.

 

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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