Recent photos of the stunning purple LaFerrari belonging to the Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim caused a stir on social media yesterday. Now, a video has surfaced that gives us a clearer look at the crown prince’s new hybrid hypercar.

Spotted at the Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium, the LaFerrari, one of only 499 that will ever be built, is clad in a unique deep metallic purple – a stark change from the traditional crimson Rosso Corsa – matched to black wheels. Although we can’t see the interior of the car, we’re fairly certain that TMJ will have added a few choice personalised touches as part of Ferrari’s Tailor-Made programme.

In the video, the prince does start up the 789 hp/700 Nm 6.3 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine, here mated to the Hybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery System (HY-KERS) with a 163 hp electric motor – bringing total output to an insane 950 hp and 900 Nm – along with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

However, the muted engine note hints little of the performance lurking underneath, especially when you consider the LaFerrari is capable of sprinting to 100 km/h in under 3.0 seconds, 200 km/h in under 7.0 seconds, 300 km/h in 15 seconds and a top speed of over 350 km/h.

Also present in the video is a Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Coupé – distinguished by the chrome mesh grille and polished multispoke alloy wheels – belonging to the crown prince’s brother, Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman. The big Stuttgart two-door may not be quite as ostentatious as the LaFerrari, but with a twin-turbo 6.0 litre V12, it still kicks out a massive 630 hp, along with a towering 1,000 Nm of twist.


GALLERY: LaFerrari at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi