Ferrari's all-new hypercar, the LaFerrari, is on the way and Fernando Alonso who has been advising the development of Maranello's greatest roadcar had the chance to give the vehicle a proper shakedown on the company's track, Fiorano.
Set to go up against the likes of McLaren's P1 and Porsche's 918, it is under some serious pressure to be the best of the best. The competition's the strongest it ever has been and for the prancing horse to remain the benchmark will be a truly tough trial.
Before heading for Budapest and the Hungarian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso had the opportunity to assess for himself the very latest phase of development of the quickest car ever produced in Maranello for everyday road use, not just exclusively on track; the LaFerrari. Today, we present a video made at the time: judging from his efforts, Fernando enjoyed every one of the 963 horsepower on offer from the combination of the V12 engine (800) and the electric motor (163) which powers the first hybrid car to come through the gates on Via Abetone Inferiore. Along with his team-mate Felipe Massa, the Spaniard was involved right from the start in the project and even on this occasion he contributed valuable insights to the team of engineers and test drivers involved in bringing to life and developing this extraordinary car.