SKF equips the new Ferrari limited series special
2013 March 27, 10:00 CET
Gothenburg, 27 March 2013: SKF today announced that the company will supply bearings for the new hypercar model named LaFerrari, which recently made its public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show. The bearings are used for both the front and the rear wheels, as well as the gearbox, the engine and essential components for the functioning of the scissor doors of the car.
This limited-series special, produced for only 499 clients, is a hybrid supercar featuring 963hp andthat includes an electric motor developed from technology used in Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 KERS, where SKF has been working in the technical partnership connected to this very innovative application area since the early development stages in 2007. The result expressed through this hyper car is a solution that exalts both Ferrari and SKF’s fundamental technical values – excellence and performance.
SKF also provides the special SKF Hub Knuckle Module for the wheel ends, featuring a light-alloy aluminium knuckle permanently fixed to the bearing outer ring, but adding a dedicated single nut design, already mounted on the Ferrari Challenge cars (F430 and now F458 Italia). The complete system provided by SKF delivers several design advantages such as improved bearing and wheel end performance, reduced weight of the complete knuckle and bearing assembly, and easy wheel change.
SKF also supplies bearings for the differential, the oil pump and the electric motor of this brand new high performance car.
SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2012 were SEK 64,757 million and the number of employees was 46,775. www.skf.com
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