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ferrari laferrar nurburgring1 LaFerrari still being honed at Nürburgring

still needed some finalizing, but it seems really quite odd that we’re seeing cars running with camo six months after the official debut.

So here are our theories as to what this might be. First, the likely case is that this car is merely taking part in finalization of the LaFerrari. The two more sensational theories we’ve brewed up are a bit more unlikely. This could be a prototype of the FXX.

Admittedly, that last option is really grasping at straws, but the last camo’d car we saw sported a unique exhaust, that our spy noted as Comments

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Screen Shot 2013 09 18 at 8.45.06 AM Twin LaFerraris roar around Fiorano

What could possibly be better than a Ferrari hypercar when it’s being ran hard. There’s no voiceover or music, just that righteous, hybridized V12.

We’re told that the first LaFerrari, without camo, is a production model, while the other car is said to be testing a different exhaust setup. It sounds slightly different, and according to the videographer, it was noticeably louder than the production car. Take a look Comments

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01 ferrari laferrari geneva Luca doesnt believe in electric cars, but Ferrari will build more hybrids

Maranello. “The answer is yes,” Montezemolo told Bloomberg when asked about hybrids, although he was quick to add “without exceeding.” It’s that last part that is key for enthusiasts of the gas engine.

Ferrari’s move towards hybrid powertrains reflects a pair of trends in both the political and motorsports spheres. Politically, automakers, even exotics, are being pushed to produce cars with cleaner emissions, or in many cases, no emissions at all. Look no further than the Range Rover Hybrid, which was just announced. Formula One’s push towards hybridization and smaller engines is also informing decisions at Ferrari, with the LaFerrari already using hybrid tech already inspired by the sport.

Still, it’s reassuring to know that while Ferrari is pushing forward with future technologies, that the gas engine won’t go the way of the manual transmission in Maranello – at least in the near term.

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Screen%20Shot%202013 08 09%20at%209.41.16%20AM LaFerrari gets shakedown from Fernando Alonso

Fiorano test track, you know the new hypercar is pretty demanding.

Alonso doesn’t give commentary on this one (except to the engineers at the end), but he does wrestle the 949-horsepower hybrid around the track. It does look like a handful. Take a look Comments

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314d2db282xhibit.jpg LaFerrari design secrets explored at Ferrari museum

For every finished vehicle design we see, there are probably hundreds of drawings and models that have long since been discarded. Housed in its own room inside the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, the Flavio Manzoni for an even deeper look at what went into creating this hybrid supercar.

In addition to the final product, the LaFerrari exhibit also reveals some of the designs that didn’t make the cut – two of which made it to the full-size scale model phase, though. The display shows off five different designs (three from Ferrari and two from Pininfarina) that were in the running to become the final LaFerrari.

The interview with Manzoni even adds in some juicy bits of info, including news that one of the potential LaFerrari designs has been locked away and could resurface as a special, one-off model. Manzoni gets in a couple of good quotes while voicing his opposition of the current retro design language currently being used by some automakers, as well. Check it all out in the video Comments

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190e3f21f1geneva.png Ferrari still finalizing LaFerrari hardware? w/videos

Ferrari is still trying to hammer out the the car’s details to ensure the lucky 499 souls laying down $1.5 million aren’t left in the dust by a brightly colored McLaren.

While it’s not clear what sort of things Ferrari is still working on, the continued development aspect is somewhat substantiated by the fact that the 949-horsepower hybrid supercar is still running around Italy wearing camouflage – albeit light camo. As proof of this, the site also found a pair of enthusiastic amateur spy videos that get some good rolling shots of the LaFerrari out testing. They also show how well the car can handle a roundabout. Both videos are Comments

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41046f855fwatch.jpg Amazing LaFerrari tribute watch more intricate than the real thing w/video

The Ferrari teams,” the MP-05 LaFerrari tribute watch is a similar test of how much gobsmacking gadgetry can be packed into a chassis. The manually-wound watch has 11 barrels set in a spine down the center that work together to provide a 50-day power reserve. So yes, it does need to be wound, but only once every seven weeks.

Hublot says the movement, engineered in-house, has 637 components. It has more pieces than any other movement Hublot has ever designed, and it gets a tourbillon to further showcase the “demonstration of watchmaking virtuosity.” The face is sapphire crystal, the case is black PVD titanium and features an open case-back, the strap is rubber with a PVD titanium buckle. Time is told via the barrels to the right of the the spine on the right – it’s 10:05 on the watch above. To the left are the barrels displaying the amount of power remaining.

Hublot hasn’t disclosed the price, so you know what that means. There will be 50 tribute watches made, each sent in a presentation case wrapped in Schedoni leather and carbon fibre and including the miniature power tool you need to wind the timepiece. You can read all about it in the press release Comments

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13a65392d9ari 3d.jpg LaFerrari 3D model adds depth to Maranellos new supercar

At its recent Enzo left off – it’s just that there’s so much to look at, from the ductwork in its long nose to the delicate artistry of its sideview mirrors. There’s so much aerodynamic wizardry in play on every surface that you just want to pick it up in your hand and look underneath to take a closer look every which way – even underneath.

Sadly that’s not possible, but we may just have the next best thing. Latest Ferrari News reader Giorgio has come up with this clever interactive 3D model of the LaFerrari, and we think it’s neat enough that you might want to take a look – check it out by scrolling Comments

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5845dbda7cnstudy.jpg These are two Ferrari design studies that led to the LaFerrari

Geneva Motor Show, and has put two of them on display at its museum in Maranello, Italy. Both from 2011, the Manta (pictured) is harder edged and looks closest to the finished product.

The other, the Tensostruttura, is much more fluid and looks like it probably came from the past or the future, not so much the present. You can check them both out in the videos Comments