Do you know what today is? Well, besides being the anniversary of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase (thanks France!), Consumer Protection Day in Thailand and Michael Waltrip's birthday, April 30 marks the expiration of the first of two embargoes on the Ferrari LaFerrari.

That means you're probably going to see quite a bit on Ferrari's hypercar in the coming days. One of the first things we've stumbled across is this video from our friends at Top Gear. Now, this isn't Jeremy, James and Richard playing with the ultra-powerful hybrid (although it's probably only a matter of time before the LaFerrari arrives at Dunsfold), it's the TG magazine crew. It's best to think of the Top Gear video as an appetizer, though.

The main course comes from Evo, which has a far lengthier and more detailed spot, running a full 10 minutes of fun. Dickie Meaden samples the 900-plus-horsepower monster on both the Italian roads and the Fiorano test track. We won't spoil the outcome, so be sure to take a look below for both videos.




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      Matt Mossberg
      • 7 Months Ago
      Watched evos video last night along with autoweeks. Both very good, but autoweek had some commentary driving on regular roads as well. That v12 sounds frightening. Amd thrilling. Idk if Ferrari still doesn't want journalists to not release numbers of the performance in these video reviews because neither of them really talked numbers. We are living in the golden age of wjat gas powered cars can achieve and with the 918, p1 amd laferrari, it I indeed special times. From the reviews it sounds as if the 918 is slightly the underdog in people's preference but of course anyone would be lucky to have anyone of these hypercars.
      Brandon Allen
      • 7 Months Ago
      The Porsche weighs 3700 lbs. That's insanely heavy compared to the other two, the LaFerrari is nearly 1,000 pounds lighter....with more power.... However, the P1 is probably the lighting lap king of the group. It's the most buttoned down and track oriented of the three and it's additional weight over the Ferrari comes in for more clever active aero and active suspension bits. The Ferrari COULD easily beat the other two on the track IF they gave the car as serious of a suspension as the drivetrain. But along the trend with the 458 and the F12, both cars are soft and compliant and tuned for comfort and driving pleasure over offering the quickest lap time the car could with a less old-man friendly suspension. They are FUN and fast, with the emphasis on Fun because old millionaires don't enjoy back pain. They know their market well, rich men like power and comfort and it's clear that Ferrari has focused on that for their most expensive car ever. Porsche tried to make the MOST efficient car on and off the track they could sacrificing a little of each to get there. McLaren wanted a car that could destroy the track first and foremost but then get the fuel economy of a prius on the way home. Two separate modes with a chassis tuned for the former. For that I vote it tops.
        Lachmund
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Brandon Allen
        In my eyes the P1 has one simple flaw..it doesn't have regen braking, that's why they can't beat the Ring time and that's why you will go home with fuel power only after your track day. The first laps will always be your fastest ones.
          andiwaslikewhat
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Lachmund
          Nope you are wrong, how bout you do a little research before knocking it. The P1 doesn't have brake regen, it has flywheel regen, and as such it recharges constantly, unless the car is using anything less than full throttle. Plus it was developed so it wouldn't run out of a charge on the ring, even after a lightening lap, it will still have enough charge to go full balls to the wall for the last straight, and will be able to regen enough to do it again next lap. Though since you seem to not want to educate yourself on the topic, here is a technical forum to help you out http://www . f1technical. net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13460&start=135 , scroll about halfway down and read sector one's comment, he is an owner who has had extensive time talking to the engineers
        PoMoMangler
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Brandon Allen
        Pretty sure Ferrari would vehemently disagree with you on their suspension. This is, after all, the company that stopped putting manual transmissions in their cars because only a DCT could provide maximum performance and that was all they would accept.
        Marco
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Brandon Allen
        Ferrari soft?? In which planet? Every review in the world praised the Italia (the Speciale specially) set up, it's the most balanced GT in the world, and LaFerrari is just out of this world, soft? Older people? Crazy. There were Ferrari for that (612 Scaglietti comes to mind, California, Mondial) Not these ones. Wake up. It's the most outrageous, the most powerful, the lighter, the best sounding, of the three, the one with a 12cilinder developed in house (Mclaren starts with other people's engines basis), no need for turbo (that's for wisels who cannot get huge workd record specific power without cheating with compressors). Yes talk about the wrong name, but that's all..
      Guerro
      • 7 Months Ago
      The Ferrari the ferrari
      Barry Hubris
      • 7 Months Ago
      Whoa, that Evo review could put a methed-out insomniac to sleep.
        Brett Red-Dog Evans
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Barry Hubris
        I felt the same way. John H. Davis had more passion in a review of the Nissan 200SX SE-R than Dickie Meaden does here.
      Mu Sic
      • 7 Months Ago
      In other words three different takes...all are amazing, but the Porsche is still the most impressive taking the hypercar one step further.
      • 7 Months Ago
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        Hernan
        • 7 Months Ago
        I have no idea why you got downvoted. Looks pretty cool! http://www.hotwheels-elite.com/model-cars-miniature/gt-e-sport/1133/laferrari.php
      bootsnchaps60
      • 7 Months Ago
      ooooooo, slides around corners, goes fast on tracks, causes Brits to talk non-stop-is that all there is? Does it come with a track?
      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 7 Months Ago
      Beautiful car. But for some reason I would choose the 918 over all of them. There's something special about that 918.
      • 7 Months Ago
      C'mon Georg, I know you're hiding somewhere :D Please tell me how Porsche is gonna get away with this one!!
      Ash Ayman Shairzay
      • 7 Months Ago
      People keep calling it the Ferrari LaFerrari... I thought it's just LaFerrari. The best adjective to describe the most ambitious Ferrari ever is simply "THE". Or something like that... No?
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 7 Months Ago
      Wow. The sound. I can only imagine its presence. I bet that they are all spoken for.
        Joey Franklin
        • 7 Months Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        There is one for sale for over 3 million, i'm sure Ferrari is pissed since they screen for people that try to flip them.
          Brett Red-Dog Evans
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Joey Franklin
          I wonder why they didn't do like Lexus did with the LFA, where the vehicles were leased with an option to buy at the end of the lease.
      Jaybird248
      • 7 Months Ago
      A car so nice they named it twice.
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