As powerful as a Bugatti Veyron and as light as a Ferrari 458. That’s a mouth-watering power-to-weight equation for LaFerrari. The performance figures from the 708kW supercar are other-worldly as a result: 0 – 300kph time of 15 seconds before achieving a top speed of 350kph.
But its lap times around Ferrari’s infamous in-house Fiorano test track that are really the proof of the pudding. The previous quickest road car was the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta with a lap time of 1 minute 23 seconds, but rather predictably, LaFerrari with its lighter weight and hybrid-KERS kick in the backside can blitz the lap in 1 minute 20 seconds.
To put that lap time into perspective if you’re one of the lucky 499 LaFerrari buyers who’s shelled out £1.2-million. A purpose-built Maserati Trofeo race car is 1 and a half seconds slower – but the fastest ever F1 racer, the V10 F2004 can do a lap in under 56 seconds at the hands of Michael Schumacher. Everything is relative we guess.
Fiorano Lap Times
- LaFerrari 1:20.00
- Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 1:23.00
- Ferrari 458 Speciale 1:23.50
- Ferrari 599 GTO 1:24.00
- Ferrari Enzo 1:24.90
- Ferrari 458 Italia 1:25.00
- Ferrari 430 Scuderia 1:25.00
- Maserati MC12 1:25.20
- Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 1:26.50
- Ferrari F50 1:27.00
Be sure to grab the upcoming August issue of TopCar to catch our first drive of the fastest Ferrari around Fiorano.