Charging Your LaFerrari on Paris Streets with Scotch Paper Is Only For The Brave

Unlike in the case of the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari didn't insist on an overly strong electrical part of the LaFerrari's hybrid powertrain, so the Maranello halo car isn't a plug-in hybrid.
Charging Your LaFerrari on Paris Streets with Duct Tape 4 photos
Photo: Autogespot
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This leads to an obvious question: why is the LaFerrari in the image above charging in such a manner? Well, that's because allowing the battery pack of our LaF to go flat will require expensive servicing attention.

As a result, the owner's manual clearly states that one should turn to the battery conditioner supplied with the car is the vehicle is not used for over one week.

Even so, the scene portrayed in these images (hat tip to Autogespot for the pics) is more complex than that, requiring a second question: why did this owner take the risk of charging his 950 hp (metric system fans should talk about 963 PS) Ferrari on Paris streets?

Recent violent episodes aside, leaving any Prancing Horse in such a state is risky business - as you can see in the photo above, the side window was left open for the extension cord job, with the gap being covered using scotch paper.

We feel the scotch paper Ferrari halo car memories arising

Speaking of scotch paper, last time we saw a Ferrari halo car turning to such a solution was back in April. That's when a road-legal FXX saw most of its panel gaps being covered in scotch paper. The resulting aerodynamic boost was used during top speed runs, as the street-legal Enzo-based racecar was being put through its paces on an aerodrome runway in the UK (Vmax 200, anybody?).

Returning to the electricity-sipping LaFerrari shown here, we thankfully haven't received any info on vandals targeting the car, but we still wouldn't take such a risk. After all, a group of otherwise innocent children could easily become interested in such matters.
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