The KERS is a system transforming the braking energy into kinetic energy, avoiding a creation of overheating. The engines are designated as hybrids due to the addition of this electrical device to the conventional internal combustion engine, for the first time in the history of competition.
A total synergy still applies at Ferrari between the technologies from Formula One and those of the sports models. The experience of the F60 leads the brand to design the LaFerrari, a berlinetta which is irreversibly changing the high-end car market.
The performances in speed and acceleration of the LaFerrari are comparable to those of the Enzo. With a quarter-mile in less than 10 seconds, it overcomes the Porsche 918 and the Bugatti Veyron. All automakers will necessarily one day adopt the hybrid technologies. The race to the performance is started and no one can really predict how far it will go.
The race to auction is also launched. The production of the LaFerrari was strictly limited to 499 cars, built from 2013 to 2015. The frustration of the rejected candidates whose number is around 200 and of the latecomers is already blowing up the prices.
For the first time, a LaFerrari is offered at public auction. This vehicle made in 2014 is still under factory warranty. It is estimated $ 3.6M for sale by Bonhams at Quail Lodge, Carmel CA, on August 19, lot 95. It is followed on the next day by another LaFerrari that was recently discussed in this column, for sale by Mecum.
SOLD for $ 3.7M including premium