You have to remember that this is a road car yet is more powerful than a current Formula One car and even without the electric motor, it has more grunt than the last F1 car Ferrari made with a V12 engine.

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Ferrari LaFerrari


The LaFerrari is the most exclusive model in the Ferrari family. You can’t just by one, you have to be invited. So instead, we spent the day with it at the company’s racetrack and around the hills which surround the Ferrari factory.


The pressure is on every car company to go green, produce hybrids and save fuel and Ferrari is no different. The LaFerrari is the company’s first hybrid car but as you can guess, they’ve used this technology for one thing only – to extract even more power.


Considering that a buyer is expected to hand over $2million, there’s not much in the way of comfort features in the oddly named Ferrari LaFerrari. It’s a pretty barren place inside and they’ve even forgotten the seats.


Yep, before taking delivery, owners have to visit the factory to have a seat fitting just like the F1 drivers as the seat a thin piece of leather draped over a molded carbon tub that’s made by the F1 team.


The result is that apart from siting on the floor, you feel every nuance of the road and what the car is doing, literally through your backside and because the ‘seat’ is fixed, it’s the steering column and pedals that move to meet you.


A few laps around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track brought with it huge leaps of confidence in the car’s potential. Unlike other hybrids and its competitors, the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1, the electric motor assisting the V12 is always running which means that the immediate acceleration is nothing short of explosive. [Continued...]

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