Electronic vehicle dynamics control
All road-going Ferraris are equipped with sophisticated electronic controls that work on vehicle dynamics. These subsystems have been developed in an integrated fashion with the specific aim of ensuring maximum enjoyment in absolute safety, both on track and on the road, while offering surprising agility and a rapid response, thus allowing drivers to always get the most out of the car, irrespective of their driving ability.
By using the manettino on the wheel, one can configure the parameters of the various electronic controls (electronic differential, E-Diff, traction control F1-trac, ESC, ABS/EBD, F1 dual-clutch gearbox, suspension damping (magnetoreological SCM,) thus adapting the car to the different road and weather conditions.
In conditions of poor grip, the best position for the button is ICE (on the FF) or WET (on the rest of the range.) For daily use on the road in normal conditions drivers can choose between SPORT and RACE depending on whether they are after a comfortable or more exuberant drive. The TC-off position, which switches off traction control and the ESC-off, in which the stability control is turned off, are only advised for use on high-grip surfaces.
The elimination of the stalks and the positioning of all the controls on the steering wheel brings the feeling of the car even closer to the world of racing. The ability to access every single function without having to relinquish one’s grip on the steering wheel means maximum performance levels can be reached in all dynamic conditions: it’s what is known as the Human Machine Interface, the perfect cohesion of the car and the person who is at the absolute centre of the driving experience.
With the arrival of the LaFerrari, the control systems have reached an even greater level of complexity thanks to the integration of active aerodynamics and the hybrid system with the other dynamic control systems on board, which all together deliver an unprecedented level of performance and inimitable excitement. Ferrari’s proprietary algorithms in fact lead to an optimal integration between the electric motor and internal combustion engine, which improves the dynamism of the car. In corners for example, the HY-KERS system keeps the revs up on the 12-cylinder engine, to give an even more rapid response on exit.