LaFerrari, Ferrari's 963 hp V-12 hybrid hypercar, is expected to be one of (if not the) fastest road cars on the planet. It was revealed earlier this year at the Geneva auto show, and up to now, most clips shown of the car have it sporting heavy camouflage. While this latest video of the LaFerrari prototype still sports camo, an on-board camera allows us to get a better sense of the power, and more specifically, the grip of the car around Ferrari's Fiorano test track.
Of course, the prancing horse turned to F1 champ Fernando Alonso for testing duties as the car continues to evolve prior to the eventual 499 models being shipped to the lucky, absurdly-well-to-do buyers. What's clear is the grip level remains preposterous, appearing more like a slot car than a production car. You can see Alonso is pushing the brute, and the balance appears exceptionally neutral. But it doesn't take much to get the backend swinging around, as the Spanish champ is only too willing to demonstrate.
And the sound? Oh, that sound. It's like Pavarotti. In a canyon. With a gaggle of angels providing backup vocals. During an earthquake.
Simply, it's rather special.