Watch The Ferrari LaFerrari Hit Over 230 MPH

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That's a lot faster than the LaFerrari's official top speed.

Before the SF90 Stradale, the LaFerrari was Ferrari's flagship hypercar. It's been seven years since the LaFerrari launched and became part of the hybrid hypercar holy trinity alongside the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. And yet its performance is still impressive today.

Officially, Ferrari claims LaFerrari can hit a top speed of 217 mph, but this video shared on Instagram shows the hypercar is capable of much higher speeds. Shared by Instagram page Speedtimers, the video shows the owner of a LaFerrari attempt a top speed run on an unrestricted section of German autobahn. For our viewing pleasure, the video was shot from the driver's point of view, giving us a great sense of the car's staggering speed.

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Speedtimers / Instagram
Speedtimers / Instagram
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As the video starts, the LaFerrari is already exceeding 217 km/h (135 mph). The autobahn is mostly deserted, allowing the driver to keep their foot firmly planted on the accelerator. After just a few seconds, the LaFerrari hits 300 km/h (186 mph) before shifting into top gear. Before long, the car achieves Ferrari's claimed top speed of 349 km/h (217 mph) but keeps on going before hitting a speed of 372 km/h (231 mph). That's fast even for today's standards, let alone a car that's seven years old.

Powering the LaFerrari is a sublime-sounding 6.3-liter V12 paired with an electric motor to produce a combined 950 horsepower. With this setup, 0-62 mph takes just 2.5 seconds.

2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Front View Driving Ferrari
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Rear View Driving Ferrari
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Side View Driving Ferrari

Despite all that power being sent to the rear wheels, the LaFerrari looks remarkably composed at over 230 mph, which could be a testament to the car's advanced traction control system, as well as the aerodynamics. Only 499 were ever made, so it's not uncommon for used examples to fetch extortionate prices.

Seven years later, the SF90 has similar specifications, achieving 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds and topping out at 211 mph, which is actually lower than the LaFerrari's official top speed. Unlike the LaFerrari, however, the SF90 won't have a limited production run. And while the SF90 Stradale starts at over $600,000, the LaFerrari would have cost you $1.4 million back in 2013.

2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Front Angle View Ferrari
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Front View Ferrari
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Rear View Ferrari

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