Double Formula One World Drivers Champion and current Scuderia Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, recently had the chance to drive a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari prototype flat-out on Ferraris own Fiorano test track.
For a man used to piloting one of the of the world’s fastest vehicles on four wheels, even he has to concentrate immensely when speeding and sliding the 900hp+ Ferrari through the selection of high-speed and slow-speed corners at the Fiorano test track. While it’s obviously not as fast as a Formula One car, the LaFerrari is essentially the next fastest thing available to customers.
The 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari receives a 6.3 liter V12 which is connected to an electric motor similar to the system on the McLaren P1. LaFerrari’s V12 has an output of 800hp at 9,000rpm and 700Nm at 7,000rpm while its electric motor has a maximum output of 163hp and 270Nm of torque. That delivers a total combined power output of 963hp, allowing the new Ferrari Enzo to do 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, 0-300 km/h in 15 seconds and a top speed in excess of 350 km/h.
LaFerrari is said to lap Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in less than 1 minute 20 seconds. That is five seconds quicker than the Enzo and more than three seconds quicker than the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Compared with the Ferrari Enzo, torsional rigidity is up 27 percent and longitudinal stiffness increases 22 percent, while weight goes down by 20 percent.