Presented by RM Sotheby’s.
Introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the boldly named LaFerrari, translated as “The Ferrari,” was described by company president Luca Di Montezemolo as “…the expression of what defines our company.” Following in the hallowed lineage of the 288 GTO, F40, F50, and Enzo, the LaFerrari immediately and continues to serve as Ferrari’s most advanced road model.
Built around a competition-worthy, arrowhead-shaped carbon-fiber tub main structure, the LaFerrari features a lower ride height and center of gravity than even the radical Enzo before it, with an F1 cockpit-style seating position and sills built into the front-hinged, scissor-type doors. Breaking from tradition, bodywork for the LaFerrari was the work of an in-house design team headed by Flavio Manzoni.
Powering the LaFerrari is a remarkable hybrid powertrain that continues to stand as a design and engineering tour de force. Delivering 950 horsepower—quite possibly eclipsing Ferrari’s contemporary F14 T Formula 1 racing car by as much as 200 horsepower—the LaFerrari delivers a mind-bending power-to-weight ratio of 3.7 pounds per unit of horsepower. Dubbed HY-KERS, the LaFerrari Hybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery System powertrain features a 789-horsepower 6.3-liter dual-overhead-cam 48-valve V-12 at its core; this magnificent engine is equipped with variable-length intake runners, 13.5:1 compression, and screaming 9,250-rpm redline. An oil-cooled electric motor resides at the rear of the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and delivers 161 additional horsepower. A low-mounted, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack stores power and also serves as a stressed structural member behind the passenger compartment. Electronic controls activate the electric motor, which essentially provides a kind of boost akin to a turbocharger, filling in the lower rev ranges of the howling V-12 piston powerplant for near-instantaneous response and a shockingly visceral experience.
Helping to harness its staggering performance, the LaFerrari body bristles with amazing active and passive aerodynamic features delivering required engine cooling and downforce, including a large adjustable spoiler and movable diffuser flaps. Underpinnings include a double-wishbone front suspension and multilink rear setup, plus Ferrari’s E-SCM magnetorheological damping system with twin solenoids. Massive Pirelli P-Zero tires, specifically formulated and manufactured to Ferrari specifications, surround standard 19-inch front and 20-inch rear forged aluminum wheels. Cross-drilled and vented Brembo CCM3 carbon-ceramic brakes (with ABS) deliver awesome stopping power.
Obviously, LaFerrari performance is astounding. According to published road tests, credentials include 0-to-60 mph acceleration in 2.5 seconds, 0-to-100 mph in 4.8 seconds, and the quarter-mile in 9.8 seconds at 149 mph. Top speed is a factory-claimed 217 mph. Equally staggering, the LaFerrari generates up to 1.16g lateral acceleration on the skid pad and requires just 136 feet to stop from 70 mph. Driver aids are the products of Ferrari’s victorious F1 program, including speed-sensitive steering, a steering wheel-mounted “manettino” control with five driver-selectable modes depending upon driving conditions, F-1 Trac traction control and the E-Diff3 electronic rear differential, and CST-Control stability and traction systems—all working in concert to maximize performance with uncanny response to driver inputs.
Creature comforts are comprehensive and abundantly worthy of the La Ferrari’s marque-leading status. Among them are air conditioning with automatic temperature control, a rear-window defroster, power steering, power windows, remote keyless entry, and even steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Safety and usability are enhanced by a rear parking camera and sensor array, fully automatic delay-off headlights, headlight cleaning, and a security system. Two LaFerrari variants were sold, the coupe, with 500 produced 2013–2016, and the 2016–2018 Aperta convertible, 210 of which were built.
NERO OVER NERO
Visually arresting in its factory Nero over Nero color combination, this 2015 LaFerrari Coupe is extremely rare with its all-black livery, with the sole exception of the factory-optional Scuderia shields gracing each front fender. Virtually as-new with only 576 miles accumulated at time of cataloguing, this LaFerrari was delivered to the United States via New Country Motor Cars of Palm Beach and sold by Ferrari of Palm Beach, with its $1,416,362 MSRP heightened by nearly $75,000 in factory options. Among them are carbon fiber fog lamp surrounds, matte painted outer carbon fiber and carbon fiber lower accents, carbon fiber outer mirrors, matte painted interior carbon fiber trim, carbon fiber wheel center caps, “Cavallino” stitched headrest accents, black brake calipers, 20-inch forged dark painted wheels, an Alcantara and carbon fiber steering wheel, iconic Ferrari Scuderia shields, and Harmon/Kardon audio plus Bluetooth connectivity and navigation functions. Another choice factory option is the anti-stone chipping paint protection film ($4,685) covering the entire body of this stunning LaFerrari.
While usage since delivery when new has been minimal indeed, this LaFerrari benefits immensely from impeccable care and maintenance, with all factory-mandated annual service and warranty work duly completed and documented by records on file with the vehicle. Most recently during February 2022, the LaFerrari received a full annual service at Ferrari of Beverly Hills, including a thorough checkup and service of the high-voltage battery and replacement of the ancillary drive belt—both crucial elements of the cutting-edge HY-KERS powertrain.
Due to its impeccable condition and service history, this LaFerrari qualified for the newly launched renewable two-year LaFerrari factory warranty program, which was placed on the vehicle in February 2022 by Ferrari Beverly Hills. This is one of the very first LaFerrari motorcars in the country to qualify for, and to complete, the factory warranty certification. Transferrable to its new owner, this includes a comprehensive two-year warranty on the vehicle, a two-year warranty on the high-voltage battery system, and two cost-free annual services.
Included with the LaFerrari are an Amalgam Models 1:12 scale replica of this exact car, books and manuals, two keys, the original window sticker, a car cover, Ferrari Telemetry USB stick, car charger, and of course, Ferrari Classiche certification with Yellow Book, for a truly fabulous overall package. Offered with incredibly low mileage, this awesome black-on-black 2015 LaFerrari offers an incredible opportunity to experience the design and engineering prowess that has firmly kept Ferrari at the forefront of motorsports since inception of the legendary marque nearly 75 years ago.
Maintained “by the book” and regardless of cost, this 2015 LaFerrari is offered in truly investment-grade, collector quality and with a full two-year factory warranty in force; the next owner of this stellar LaFerrari will receive two cost-free annual services as part of this program—representing a significant financial value and additional peace of mind. As offered, this 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari is eminently and unreservedly worthy of its stature as the ultimate roadgoing Ferrari model ever conceived, built, and offered to the world.
This vehicle will be offered at RM Sotheby’s 23rd annual Amelia Island sale, held in conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, on 5 March 2022. Held at the stunning oceanfront grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, RM Sotheby’s will offer some of the world’s finest cars in this can’t-miss event.