New kids in town
March 7, 2013
The aftermath of the 83rd Geneva Motor Show has subsided. Ferrari takes up the fight against Porsche and its 918 Spyder with LaFerrari. McLaren joins by throwing in their P1 in the battle of seconds around the “ring”. Meanwhile Lamborghini presented the craziest release by far with a 3-off hypercar we could never ever have imagined…
Despite the huge spoiler the 6.5-liter V12 engine of 750 horsepowers will do the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 2.8 seconds. The car shown at the Geneva Motor Show is one out of just 3. This is by far, the most crazy that has come out from the factory in Sant‘Agata Bolognese. If it can fly? Unofficial sources says it may…
McLaren is making a strong comeback. By presenting performance figures like these we know that they are serious with the McLaren P1. 0-200 km/h in under 7 seconds and 0-300 km/h in no more than 17 seconds. Compared to the old legend McLaren F1 it´s five(!) seconds faster in the range of 0-300 km/h. And, the legendary F1 is not a slow car despite its age. Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h. The weight is relatively low, considering the hybrid system and battery, and is set to 1400 kg (300 kg less than the Porsche 918 Spyder).
The elevator pitch for LaFerrari? The first hybrid with 963 hp dedicated to just 499 clients. This is the successor of the iconic Ferrari Enzo. Well, that is for sure not an easy mission. Almost 1000 horsepowers and top notch, first class, you name it, aerodynamics should do it though. All this makes this car look like a bargain with a price tag somewhere around €1 million. Ferrari seems to have found the perfect ratio between engineering and soul.
According to McLaren, there are 700 serious speculators on the 375 P1 cars to be manufactured, they notified their interest as early as last fall, when the concept car was shown in Paris. On the Tuesday McLaren sold six P1 at the fair. The order book should be closed within a few weeks. Ferrari is right now processing a thousand of their most loyal customers, a job that will take a few weeks. Ferrari is keen that the new supersportcar will be put into right hands. The forecast is that the 499 copies of LaFerrari almost is fully subscribed.
The Lamborghini Veneno? The only 3 cars to be made was sold long time before the fair started. At the price of three million. Euro. Plus taxes.
Question is, what to do with your already outdated Porsche 918 Spyder?