Ferrari is about to launch a brand new hybrid supercar, and the automaker has launched the primary teaser photograph displaying the tail of the automobile. The teaser additionally confirms a reveal for Might 29, that means the wait is not lengthy now.
Prototypes have been testing exterior Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters for the previous a number of months and revealed a high-mount design for the 2 very massive exhaust ideas, which is confirmed within the teaser. Curiously, there additionally seems to be a square-shaped design for the lights, which might be a throwback to some basic fashions just like the Testarossa.
An official invite that surfaced earlier revealed the automobile can have 968 horsepower. Ferrari is considered growing each V-6- and V-Eight-based hybrid powertrains, with the latter most probably pegged for the brand new supercar, since Ferrari has referred to it as a “top-of-the-line hybrid.”
The brand new automobile can be anticipated to have the flexibility to drive on electrical energy alone for brief distances, that means an even bigger battery than Ferrari’s final hybrid, the LaFerrari. We have even heard rumors the automobile can have all-wheel drive, made doable by a pair of electrical motors on the entrance axle. In response to the identical rumor, a 3rd electrical motor shall be mated to the engine to energy the rear axle.
Ferrari is understood to be additionally growing a brand new platform for its mid-engine vehicles, although it is not clear whether or not the supercar will make the most of the brand new platform or share a platform with the lately revealed F8 Tributo, which makes use of a modified model of the platform launched a decade in the past within the 458 Italia.
Even with the older platform, efficiency is predicted to be higher than the LaFerrari, which has a 36-hp deficit to the brand new supercar. And the supercar will not be a restricted version just like the LaFerrari. As an alternative, it can have a standard product cycle, Ferrari advertising and marketing chief Enrico Galliera revealed in March.
The brand new supercar is considered one of 5 Ferraris debuting this yr (the F8 was one other) and considered one of 15 new fashions or derivatives due by 2022. About 60 p.c of those shall be hybrids, and past this date the Prancing Horse will launch its first electrical automobile.
The shift comes as Ferrari plans to spice up manufacturing output with the Purosangue SUV due round 2022, which can forfeit the corporate’s exemption from CO2 laws. Ferrari has offered fewer than 10,000 vehicles per yr, which stored it out of laws’ targets. In 2021, the European Union will implement stricter emissions laws Ferrari might want to adhere to as its gross sales volumes broaden with the SUV.