Fernando Alonso has a pretty cool job. On top of driving for one of the most storied Formula One teams in history and getting paid millions to do so, Alonso also gets the treat of giving some of Ferrari’s newest supercars a personal shakedown.
Not many people will pass on trading jobs with the two-time F1 champ, that much we can tell you.
While Alonso did have a pretty pedestrian showing at the recent Hungarian Grand Prix — he finished fifth after starting fifth — his time in Hungary was hardly a waste, especially after he was given a chance to take the mighty Ferrari LaFerrari out for a spin at the famed Hungaroring in Hungary, the same site of the F1 race held last weekend.
Normally, anybody who gets a chance to drive a supercar of the stature of the LaFerrari would be sweating bullets all over the place, probably even ruining the fine leather interior cabin of the Italian exotic.
But Alonso is considered one of the best drivers in the world for a reason; he makes it all look easy. Probably not as easy as driving the F12berlinetta in the middle of an interview, but easy nonetheless.
Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari LaFerrari
The new LaFerrari supercar made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It is powered by a 6.3-liter V-12 engine combined with two electric motors — one motor powers the driven wheels and the second drives the ancillaries. This system delivers a total of 963 horsepower — 800 by the V-12 engine and 163 from the electric motors — and peak torque in excess of 663 pound-feet.
The LaFerrari can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and up to a top speed of more than 217 mph.