As with most technologies, Ferrari's know-how in hybridization runs throughout the range. The LaFerrari led the way in 2013 with an electrified V12, before the SF90 Stradale arrived in 2019 with a plug-in hybrid V8. It is widely believed that the next electric-powered racehorse will feature a new V6, a smaller powertrain announced two years ago.
The V6 was part of the Maranello team's 2018-2022 product roadmap, so it will definitely arrive within the next two years. Will he be electrified? The famous plan provides for about 60% of the range to be hybrid by 2022. Moreover, electrified Ferrari prototypes have been spotted on several occasions, but the latter spotted by Walter Vayr is particularly interesting.
If you look at the front, you can make out the headlights of the recent SF90 Stradale. But the profile tells us something quite different and indicates that this mule could be based on the 488 GTB. At the rear, the two tailpipes are mounted higher on the bumper, like on the SF90, and are combined with simple circular taillights, like on the GTB, rather than with the dual tailpipes of the SF90. and F8 Tributo.
The mystery thickens when it comes to the wheel arches, which appear to be much wider on the rear axle. There appears to be a lot of room in the wheelhouse aft relative to the front, confirming that this is an early test car here. The yellow stickers with lightning bolt indicate that the vehicle has an electrified engine, while the blue wires coming out of the rear and going inside the cockpit are likely hooked up to a laptop.
Ferrari still plans to present two new products by the end of the year, but judging by the rudimentary condition of this prototype, a hybrid model seems unlikely. It will most certainly be the 812 GTO, the name to be confirmed, as well as the SF90 Stradale Spider. As for the company's first SUV, the Purosangue, it will be released towards the end of the 2018-2022 roadmap with a confirmed hybrid configuration.