Geneva Motor Show: Ferrari Shows LaFerrari, New Enzo Replacement Hypercar (Video)

Ferrari released its newest model Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show, and has inundated YouTube with six videos showing off the new car's features.

The new car is called LaFerrari, and its redundant name is not a joke.

But while the beautiful new Ferrari's name might be a head scratcher, the car's performance and design is not. LaFerrari is the Enzo's successor and it seems the newcomer will do just fine in Ferrari's stable. The car is powered by a 6.3 liter V12 that makes over 800 horsepower that launches the car to a top speed of over 220 mph, taking the hypercar from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in under three seconds. The V12 is also supplemented with a 163 horsepower kinetic energy recovery system that makes LaFerrari the first hybrid made by Ferrari.

Only 499 of the hypercars will be made, although while unveiling the new car at Geneva, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo admitted that the company has "already received written prenotation (sic) for more than 700 clients" (his English is a little hard to understand).

Ferrari focuses heavily on the car's cockpit. LaFerrari's seating puts the driver in a more reclined position, which Ferrari presents as a midpoint between its Berlinetta predecessor the Enzo Ferrari and a Formula 1 race car: "LaFerrari thus becomes the meeting place between a sports car and an F1 single seater."

The cockpit is designed to give the driver as much control over the vehicle as possible. The seats are "integrated into the chassis, reducing weight and ensuring a more compact architecture," although to be perfectly honest, a car without seats also accomplishes this goal. LaFerrari has a rake and height-adjustable steering wheel and its pedal box also adjusts to ensure that the driver's feet reach the pedals correctly.

For more on the new LaFerrari, check out the video below and more at Ferrari's YouTube channel.

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