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    Your favorite supercars drag race at VMAX 200 (VIDEO)

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    Porsche 918, LaFerrari, Koenigsegg One:1, and a load of other crazy supercars hit their top speeds drag racing at VMAX 200. 

    This weekend the VMAX 200 event was held in the U.K at an old airfield that’s often used to performance test quick cars. VMAX 200 is an event open to the public where drivers can push their cars to their limits racing down the runway against other drivers. The cars include Nissan GT-Rs, Audi R8s, McLarens, Lamborghinis LaFerrari and Ferrari 458, Porsche 918, Bugatti Veyron, Pagani Zondas and even a couple of Koenigseggs including the 1360hp One:1.

    While the runway isn’t long enough for all cars to reach their absolute top speeds but most of the really quick ones were able to reach speeds in excess of 180mph. And the insane Koenigsegg One:1 managed over 220mph – still someway off its theoretical v-max of 270mph.

    The video below gives you a behind the scenes look at the event from the perspective of Car Throttle founder and CEO Adnan Ebrahim. It even includes a passenger ride in the Porsche 918 Spyder and appearances from Youtube supercar celebrity Lord Aleem.

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    LaFerrari, Ferrari Enzo, F50 and F40 on track (VIDEO)

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    Ferrari celebrates its legendary test driver Dario Benuzzi by tossing him the keys to some of the brand’s most exciting supercars. 

    This is one of the few times where you’ll see all of Ferrari’s greatest ever hypercars on track at the same time. We’re talking the new boy LaFerrari, legendary Enzo, the amazing F50 and the breathtaking F40 all sharing the Fiorano test track. These are Ferrari’s rarest, most extreme cars ever. They’re poster cars that defined their generations.

    The reason Ferrari has decided to crack open the vault and get these four incredible machines is to celebrate its long-serving test driver Dario Benuzzi. Benuzzi has been at Ferrari since 1971 and he’s driven everything from the 288 GTO to the utterly insane FXXK LaFerrari race car. He’s played a crucial role in defining how every Ferrari of the modern era drives, and you’d have to say he’s done a pretty damn good job.

    As a thank you to the cool Italian driver, Ferrari let him drive the LaFerrari, Enzo, F50 and F40 on track. Naturally, all cars are finished in Rosso Corsa red. To get those four cars on track at the same time is a proper bucket-list sort of thing and an awesome way to say thank you.

    Check out the awesome Ferrari video below.

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    Ballsy LaFerrari owner laps Spa in the rain (VIDEO)

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    Ballsy Ferrari LaFerrari owner man handles 960hp rear-wheel drive monster wearing worn semi-slicks around a wet Spa race track.

    Supercar owners often annoy me. Here’s why; a lot of the time supercars like Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens are driven by posers around congested cities where you can’t exceed 20mph. These are crazy fast performance cars designed to do well over 200mph, lap race tracks and demolish twisting country roads not sit in traffic on the way to a over-priced cafe that only serves soy-free, wheat-free gypsy nonsense. It’s total nonsense. Instead of lapping the race tracks of the world they’re lapping busy streets revving their engines unnecessarily in neutral to get attention.

    And then there’s the problem of driver skill not being as fat as their check book…

    However, there are people out there who drive their super fast, super expensive cars properly. The video below shows a bloke in his LaFerrari lapping on of the scariest, fastest and – at the time – wettest tracks on the Formula 1 calendar – Spa in Belgium. Clarkson drove a McLaren P1 in the rain at Spa back when he was still a Top Gear presenter and claimed in typical Clarkson fashion that some pooh may have come out. And that was on normal road tyres designed to be used in the wet.

    This chap in his 960hp LaFerrari decided it would be fun to hit the soaked track on a set of worn Pirelli P Zero Corsas – which are pretty much a road-legal semi-slick.

    We won’t give the full plot away, but he didn’t crash, made all other cars on track look they were driving in slow motion, and gave many dabs off opposite lock to keep control of the LaFerrari – even through the infamous fast Eau Rouge corner.

    Check out the awesome video below.

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    Sebastian Vettel drives Ferrari FXX K supercar (VIDEO)

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    Four-time Formula 1 world champion and Ferrari driver, Sebastian Vettel, hits the track in Ferrari’s new track-only LaFerrari based FXX K racer. 

    One of the perks of being a Ferrari Formula 1 driver is the company car you get to drive around in. While driving for Infiniti Redbull racing between 2010 and 2014 where Vettel secured four world championship titles, he had a choice of Infiniti vehicles and flavoured energy drinks to take home of an evening, now though at Ferrari, the German driver can pick from a selection of the world’s best supercars.

    The promotional work isn’t too bad either. At is old team Vettel had to give a smile while sipping from a can of Redbull that probably isn’t ideal for an F1 ace’s diet, and he was also Infiniti’s ‘director of performance’ – whatever that means. This year, however, the Ferrari execs have much simpler public relations plans for Vettel – hop in our fastest and most powerful track-day weapon and spank it around our Fiorano test track for a few laps, and smile for the camera if you wouldn’t mind…

    The video below shows the four-time world champ getting stuck in behind the wheel of Ferrari’s ferocious 1036hp LaFerrari-based hybrid rocket ship. It’s a super-exclusive track-only machine that Ferrari won’t actually even let you bring home. It’s kept at Ferrari’s HQ, probably in a maximum security shed somewhere, and will be delivered to your desired racing circuit whenever you feel the urge to wreck some slick tyres and burn a few gallons of race fuel. This is Ferrari’s most mental creation to date.

    Check out the video.

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    LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron drag race (VIDEO)

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    New hybrid hypercar Ferrari LaFerrari faces off against the mighty Bugatti Veyron in a viral video LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron drag race. 

    If it’s to be believed that these new-age hybrid supercars are really better than the old-fashioned gas guzzlers that preceded them, they have to at least be faster. While the Bugatti Veyron still holds the record for the fastest production car in the world, it takes the old girl a long time and a lot of space to reach that mind-boggling 267mph velocity.

    The Veyron in this particular video isn’t the world record spec car, it’s the lesser 1001hp variant that originally set the 252mph record. Still, that should be enough to see off a pesky Ferrari that uses Prius technology and is only rated at 350km/h, right? Well, it’s not that simple, while the Veyron produces more than the Ferrari’s 963hp from it’s monster 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine, it’s significantly heavier and hence shouldn’t be as accelerative. The LaFerrari only takes around 15 seconds to reach 186mph, while the Veyron should take around 20 seconds.

    Enough theory, check out the video to see which car wins.

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    Meet North America’s First LaFerrari (VIDEO)

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    Ferrari’s LaFerrari supercar has finally made its way to North America, with the car’s local launch taking place in Mont-Tremblant in Canada. The launch took place during the Ferrari Racing Days event held at the Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant late last month, where the LaFerrari was able to stretch its legs alongside a number of Ferrari’s retired race cars and XX experimental cars.

    MUST SEE: Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Destroyed By Hotel Valet: Gallery

    Ferrari hasn’t mentioned who the owner is, but the automaker did upload a brief clip of the car to its Instagram account (see below). YouTube user 3370985 also uploaded a video showing the car performing some high-speed fly-bys.

    Now that the LaFerrari has started delivery in North America, we’re likely to see a handful more show up soon. The U.S. is Ferrari’s single biggest market, after all, so we would expect a few LaFerraris to make it over.

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    In case you’ve forgotten, the LaFerrari is powered by an advanced hybrid system pairing a big, naturally-aspirated V-12 engine with electric drive and regenerative systems. The engine displaces 6.3 liters and musters up a staggering 789 horsepower on its own. An electric motor helps boost that output to 950 horsepower, which is the LaFerrari’s stated peak power.

    DON’T MISS: Did A Ferrari LaFerrari Just Catch Fire?

    Not many people can claim to have driven the LaFerrari, and only a handful of journalists have got behind its wheel. Most that have been lucky enough to drive it describe it as having seemingly infinite power, impeccable handling and an insane engine note.

    via Motor Authority

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    Is The LaFerrari The Greatest Ferrari Ever? (VIDEO)

    LaFerrari Is the Greatest Ferrari Ever?

    Finally. It’s here at last. The 949hp LaFerrari attempts to earn the title as the ultimate Ferrari, combining a immensely powerful V12 with electric to make the world’s most exciting hybrid.

    Watch EVO compare the LaFerrari compare it to it’s hypercar rivals, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1.

    You’ll have to agree after watching this that the LaFerrari is more incredible than anyone ever imagined.

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    This Ferrari LaFerrari POV Action Is All You Need Today (VIDEO)

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    Supercar YouTuber, Marchettino has strapped his camera to the head of a driver to film a rather special LaFerrari POV (Point of View) video in the Italian Hills.

    Its the first POV video we’ve seen from the drivers seat and it certainly does not disappoint

    Not only do you experience the booming sound of the LaFerrari 963hp V12 engine but also get a rather special view of a silver Ferrari Enzo or shall maybe we should call it ‘Daddy.’

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