Having 161bhp coming from the electric motor that’s powered by a 60kg lithium ion battery pack to supplement the 789bhp V12 engine, is like having VW Golf engine tucked away just for those times when you want to take it over the edge

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Ferrari LaFerrari


It’s the latest in a long line of very special Ferraris, the ones that even Ferrari owners aspire to buying. The LaFerrari is the supercar of our generation and we were the first to drive it.


When you get an email from Ferrari inviting you to its factory in Maranello you never say no. But when that invite includes track time driving the LaFerrari and an afternoon in the hills you jump on the next plane.


LaFerrari is the most powerful Ferrari ever to leave the factory, and that includes every race car it has made. But it is also a hybrid so it should keep the green people happy and it also happens to be the most expensive road car ever to wear the Prancing Horse badge.


With a seat that’s literally molded around your backside, you sit lower and you feel every nuance of the road and what the car is doing as it sends messages through the carbon tub that’s made by the F1 team and baked in the same Autoclave ovens shared with the GP cars, directly to your derriére.


Each lap completed 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. [To be continued...]

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