The Ferrari LaFerrari is one of the rarest supercars ever made. In fact, since its production started in 2013, only 499 coupes have been made and acquiring one is thrilling, to say the least.
Disc jockey, Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, is among owners of the high-performance sports car as she recently acquired one.
The 26-year-old daughter of business mogul, Femi Otedola, took to her verified Instagram page, @cuppymusic, to announce the acquisition of the supercar, said to be worth about $1,416,362 (N515m).
Posting a photo of the gold-coloured car with a customised number plate, “CUPPY,” the DJ-cum-singer wrote, “Rear of the year. On a #Gelato level. #LaFerrari.”
DJ Cuppy, a graduate of Business and Economics from the King’s College, London, also earned a master’s in Music Business from the New York University, United States.
She has performed at some of the world’s biggest events, including the BET awards. She is also a brand ambassador for multinationals such as Pepsi. On June 5, 2018, she was announced as a Global Citizen Education Ambassador.
About the Ferrari LaFerrari
The supercar is a rear-wheel drive with a hybrid drivetrain comprising of a 6.3-litre V12 engine and an electric motor that makes a combined 950 hp and 664 lb-ft.
It offers a level of performance and handling ability that puts it in a rare company. Active aerodynamics, adaptive dampers and a fully integrated electric drivetrain are some of the more notable cutting-edge systems fitted as standard.
Built in limited numbers and offered to a select few, LaFerrari is one of the best supercars on the road. LaFerrari may be a focused road-based track machine but the interior is finished in top quality materials and the fit and finish are as good as any other ‘normal’ Ferrari in the range. The F1 theme runs like a common thread throughout the car’s exterior and interior design.
The steering wheel is covered with toggles and switches, very much in keeping with the Formula 1 design, and now common in other contemporary Ferraris.
The driver’s seat is fixed in place so as not to upset the handling balance, to get comfortable the steering wheel and the pedal box can be adjusted to suit.
All non-essential controls have been moved away from the central binnacle and the default view is a large rev counter right in the centre of the digital instrument panel. The seats are tight-fitting and provide excellent support and visibility.
LaFerrari employs some advanced aerodynamics and electronic chassis control systems to ensure that all of its substantial power can be effectively harnessed. The level of grip and sheer handling ability makes attempting to limit this Ferrari’s on public roads a dangerous pursuit.
In the confines of a race track, where the LaFerrari can be let loose, it reveals a level of controllability at the limit that would seem unachievable in a rear-wheel-drive car with much power. The low mounted hybrid system aids the low centre of gravity and all that active aero starts to work more effectively as the speeds rise.
All of its immense thrust is channelled to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It can go from zero to 60 mph time under 3-seconds and its top speed is stated as more than 218 mph, good for ambitious drivers who do daring manoeuvres.
As expected, the supercar has excellent navigation, climate control and LED lighting systems. Other performance systems include carbon-ceramic brakes, adaptive dampers, active aerodynamics, a third-generation electronic differential and EF1-Trac an electronic traction control system integrated into the hybrid system.
Sources: instagram.com/cuppymusic, en.wikipedia.org, carbuzz.com