25 Mar '13, 7am
Enzo’s Legacy Lives On
Even though Ferrari may not have invented the concept of the supercar, it deserves credit for keeping the flame alive with a succession of these limited-run exotics dating all the way back to the 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO F40. Now comes the Ferrari LaFerrari, the 963 hp mid-engine V-12 successor to the Enzo. Why the seemingly redundant name? Ferrari’s chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, says the car is the purest expression of Ferrari—so giving it a name that translates to just “the Ferrari” makes sense. Made of four different types of carbon fiber, the sleek body features butterfly-style doors and was designed entirely in-house by Ferrari’s chief designer, Flavio Manzoni. It is a big departure for Ferrari, which has generally relied primarily on Pininfarina for all its design work. The sweeping bodywork incorporates the aero technology and many styling elements taking from Ferrari’...