The Grand Tour pointed out that a LaFerrari was very different to its direct ...
The Grand Tour pointed out that a LaFerrari was very different to its direct competitors, a Porsche 918 Spyder, and McLaren P1, in that the LaFerrari is unable to run on the battery power alone.
It is therefore, unable to compete in the silent drag race with the other two. The LaFerrari uses the KERS system like in Formula One, so its battery tech is wrapped up with a gas engine.
Ferrari also says that it doesn’t think that its customers would ever want to drive the vehicle without the engine, because why wouldn’t someone want to hear the V12? But, there have been some circulating rumors that it is indeed possible to drive LaFerrari on the electric power alone.
New video footage has come out of Jay Kay’s very special LaFerrari driving around in complete silence. It is assumed that the Ferrari made it very difficult to program the vehicle to run on battery power alone.
Perhaps only select customers were given this ability or only a dealership is able to activate it to move the vehicle around for servicing.
We doubt that the LaFerrari has close to the same range as the 918 or McLaren P1, so that may be why Ferrari didn’t include it as the feature. Still, it is interesting to see that it can at least be done.
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