Ferrari might have jumped the gun debuting the LaFerrari hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show, judging by these spy shots. There have already been rumors that the nearly 1,000-horsepower hybrid 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 once-rumored Maserati MC12 successor, with the camo in place to hide sheetmetal specific to a Maserati. The second, and in our minds, least likely scenario, is that this is a prototype of a more hardcore or competition variant of the LaFerrari, along the lines of the Enzo-based 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 being significantly louder than an uncovered model that was running alongside. While the timing seems odd - a mere six months after the debut of a car that isn't even on sale yet - it's not outside of Ferrari custom to release more potent, track-only versions of its hypercars. Take a look at the spy shots up top, and let us know what you think.


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      maverick
      • 1 Year Ago
      What an absolutely astonishing car! Love it! Well done Ferrari for creating this amazing hypercar. I'd take LaFerrari over the ugly P1 and 918 anyday.
      Ferman
      • 1 Year Ago
      LaFerrari is the new King of the car world. Hope it will totally destroy the P1 and 918, that would be just priceless! But LaFerrari is the most beautiful and best sounding out of those 3 anyway. Naturally aspirated 800 hp V12, oh yeahh that's the stuff dreams are made.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perhaps they are making it less ugly by pulling back that duck bill at the front... and some other tweaks. While they're at it, they can change the bloody name. Ferrari The Ferrari is laughable.
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      its a sad state of affairs when this thread only gets 23 comments and the thread on the death of the VW minivan gets more.
      sparrk
      • 1 Year Ago
      They are still not completely satisfied with the car's 0 to 100 percent burn-to-the-ground time.
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think its becoming a time lap war between Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren. Could it be that the Porsche time send Ferrari to the drawing board one more time?
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      The heat is on Ferrari! 6:57 is the time you need to beat. If you don't do it this year, it's because you CAN'T DO IT! BD
        LW
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Black Dyanmite
        You can't use an AWD's ring speed as benchmark for RWD cars. Why do you think Audi R8 LMS are only RWD?
      Bob
      • 1 Year Ago
      not camo but a protective film/sheet
        Tyler Moody
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bob
        100% agree. Its probably all done just gotta protect that paint during testing for the lucky fella who gets this particular one at a discount.
      Porsche4life
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not digging the design they tried mixing too much.
      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pagani Huayra and LaFerrari, bringing new meaning to "wing mirrors".
      sforza209
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like that camo though!
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      Based on the fact that they supposedly sold out the full run before it debuted, I wouldn't put it past Ferrari to release a higher spec version. That would allow them to exceed the initial volume cap. But I bet it would piss off a few folks who bought in based on the initial run. I also wouldn't be surprised if it just wasn't done yet.
        dearest rat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @imag
        I imagine that their initial anger won't last long; in the end, they still own one of the, if not THE most capable road cars ever built.
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