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Inside Ferrari's hybrid supercar - LaFerrari

Engineers had to create a hybrid car that would live up to Ferrari's legendary performance standards.

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Unlike many hybrid cars, the LaFerrari will not drive on electric-only power. Part of the reason people want to drive a Ferrari, said Ferrari spokesman Stefano Lai, is to hear the sound of the V12 engine.

In the future, Ferrari will likely develop the technology to allow a Ferrari to be started and driven for a short distance under quiet electric power, Lai said.

- Last updated March 06 2013 12:39 PM ET