One of the many complaints often levied against sport-utility vehicle owners is that most buyers never come close to using the full extent of their vehicles' abilities. While Land Rovers, Jeeps, and Gelandewagens are capable of fording rivers and scrambling up slopes that would make mountain goats reconsider their life choices, the vast majority of people who take them home will never venture further off-pavement than a parking spot 10 feet onto a well-manicured lawn.
Further making these sport-ute drivers look like chumps: This array of supercar drivers, blasting around in the muddy woods.
It's unclear who owns the vehicles belonging to this off-road crew—which, based on the video, includes a Bugatti Veyron and a 1990s-era Bugatti EB110, a Lamborghini Miura SV and a Countach LP500, and a Ferrari LaFerrari—but the location and the content certainly bring to mind the agricultural hoonage of YouTube's "Tax The Rich" crew. The low-slung supercars shamelessly romp around in the mud and dirt, throwing soil every which way as they slide around in the forest and drift onto a concrete drive. It's the sort of behavior that we'd like to think we would do if we had our own pricey fleet of speed machines and zero worries about paying for repairs—but in all honesty, it's hard to imagine actually sending some of the most alluring cars of the last few decades down a trail that makes a cowpath look like Interstate 95. The thought of willfully smashing up cars whose posters once decorated our childhood bedrooms...cool as it is, it's hard not to wince a bit at the thought.
Oh, on a side note: Based on our best estimate, those five supercars are worth roughly a combined $8 million. Which probably makes this the most expensive fleet of mudders to assemble since the last Moab Easter Jeep Safari.
LaFerraris aren’t usually manhandled. They’re stored in a hermetically sealed garage, under a satin sheet, as their owner sits idly by and waits for his or her car’s value to triple in just a few short years. They’re never driven in anger, they just sit. Thankfully, the owner of this specific LaFerrari Aperta and standard LaFerrari didn’t get the memo.
The two LaFerraris recently took to the Italian Alps for a road trip. Along the way, the owner of the LaFerrari Aperta decided he’d become Ken Block and rip the open-top hypercar up the switchback roads, drifting from corner to corner thanks to the LaFerrari Aperta’s 963 horsepower hybrid V-12.
It should be noted that this particular LaFerrari owner is known for his antics behind the wheel, and drifting up a mountain pass isn’t something outside his wheelhouse. His Instagram handle after all is “powerslidelover.”
What’s truly astounding, however, is the ease at which the slide is initiated. You’d think a race-bred Ferrari like the LaFerrari would be twitchy, always trying to reclaim grip. But from the video here, it could almost be a stand-in for a number of Formula D pro cars as it sashays from side to side. We’re very glad this man uses his LaFerrari Aperta this way. It restores our faith in humanity.
As for the car in question, the Ferrari LaFerrari is supposedly the most Ferrari Ferrari ever to be built by Ferrari. That’s why Ferrari named it, the Ferrari TheFerrari. However, the new prevailing theory is that the most Ferrari Ferrari ever isn’t actually the Ferrari LaFerrari, but the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, as it opens the roof to the LaFerrari’s best feature, it’s naturally aspirated Ferrari V-12.
And from the video below, we tend to agree that the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is the most Ferrari Ferrari ever.