Distinct ‘whistling’ sounds can be heard during the video, particularly towards the end when the test driver opens up the throttle.
This would suggest the LaFerrari’s usual 6.3 litre naturally-aspirated V12-hybrid power plant producing a combined 708kW and 900Nm isn’t fitted to the test mule.
With the 2014 Formula 1 season now firmly in the sights of all F1 teams, it’s entirely possible that next year’s Ferrari F1 engine is on-board.
For 2014, all Formula 1 engines will be turbocharged V6 units with ‘energy recovery’ systems, not greater than 1.6 litres in capacity.
This is something of a ‘back-to-the-future’ policy, with the original (and slightly smaller) 1.5 litre V6 turbocharged F1 engines banned for the start of the 1989 season.
The outgoing 2.4 litre naturally-aspirated V8 engines have been powering F1 cars since 2006.