Revving into the Future: Electric Street Legal Race Cars by Laffite Automobili

Photo Daniele Bottallo / DB Studio Agency

Laffite Automobili, the Italian car manufacturer, created a buzz with a remarkable event before the recent Miami Grand Prix – unveiling the world’s first electric racing cars that are approved for road-driving. The exclusive reveal took place at Laffite Automobili’s luxury showroom in Miami, Florida.

Front of the Atrax model, Laffite Automobili.

Laffite Automobili’s founders, Bruno Laffite and Pascal Cohen, along with their design team from GFG style and research and production team from LM Gianetti, recently unveiled a range of hypercars inspired by Formula One racing. These exquisite hypercars, called the Laffite “Gemelli,” were built to be safe for everyday driving and have undergone five years of development to meet rigorous standards for safety, design, performance, and engineering.

Back of the Atrax model, Atrax Stradale version.

Bruno Laffite, the nephew of former Formula One driver Jacques Laffite, has skillfully incorporated the Formula One legacy into the design of his hypercars. With a decade of experience as a racecar driver and a passionate fan, Bruno Laffite expressed his desire to fulfill his childhood dream of creating street-legal race cars.

The Barchetta model, Laffite Automobili.

In a visually stunning showcase, complemented by atmospheric lighting, energetic electronic music, and subtle fog machines, Laffite Automobili presented five fully electric supercar models. The event commenced with the unveiling of the Atrax, an SUV-type supercar designed for off-roading adventures. 

The LM1 model, Laffite Automobili.

The Barchetta and Barchetta Coupe models followed, featuring striking, two-seater cockpits that aimed to replicate the exhilaration of Formula One racing for fortunate passengers. With astonishing acceleration from 1 to 200 mph in just 1.9 seconds, the LM1 model left the crowd in awe, solidifying the legacy of Laffite Automobili.

Luisa Gianetti, a member of the production team at LM Gianetti, revealed that it took more than 15,000 hours of meticulous work to achieve engineering perfection for these models. Focusing on key elements such as aerodynamics, performance, and weight, every intricate detail was carefully developed by their dedicated team.

Each hypercar model is outfitted with F1 specifications, ensuring top-notch performance. Additionally, they boast high-speed charging capabilities, allowing for quick and convenient recharging. These cutting-edge vehicles feature state-of-the-art racing technology, providing an unparalleled driving experience. Furthermore, their sleek exteriors flawlessly merge luxury, racing aesthetics, and environmental consciousness, representing a harmonious blend of style and sustainability.

Interior of the LM1 model, Laffite Automobili.

Pascal Cohe celebrated the significant milestone of successfully manufacturing electric hypercars that are poised to revolutionize the automotive industry. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of hard work and pursuing one’s dreams, stating, “By dedicating yourself to your dreams and putting in the effort, you can transform the seemingly impossible into a reality.” Pascal Cohen’s words served as a reminder that with determination and perseverance, extraordinary achievements can be accomplished.