Video: LaFerrari in skilled hands makes mockery of Monza track-day cars

Why hypercars and normal cars don't mix at a racetrack

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FOR MOST of us, driving on Italy’s famous Monza grand prix circuit would be a dream come true. But imagine the disappointment if you came powering out of the Parabolica bend only to be overtaken as if standing still by one of the most expensive hypercars in the world, the Ferrari LaFerrari.

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That’s what happened to a group of enthusiasts on a track day when one driver decided to put in a couple of red-hot laps around Monza in Ferrari’s new £1m, 950bhp hybrid-powered hypercar.

When reviewing the LaFerrari for Driving, James May said: “The hybrid system gives you low-down torque — that is, sheer grunt — when you need it most: powering out of a bend, rolling on in a high gear. It offers a diesel-like quality but only when you require it. The rest of the time it sparkles like the windows in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. How brilliant is that?”

In the video the LaFerrari flashes by other cars in a blur of speed and noise, and rather suggests that such hypercars need their own track day to avoid accidents. Take a look and see what you think.