Ferrari has revealed that they will debut a new hybrid supercar this month, a series production model sitting above the 812 Superfast.
Yes, even Ferrari are moving down the hybrid supercar route, not only to deliver increased performance but to lay the ground work for when the Ferrari Purosangue SUV arrives, production goes up and they will have the same issues with average CO2 as the rest of the car world.
Now we learn that the first hybrid Ferrari – if you ignore the KERS system on the very limited LaFerrari – is ready to be revealed and will debut before the end of the month (May 2019).
At Ferrari’s investors meet yesterday, CEO Louis Camilleri confirmed the arrival of the new hybrid model, and confirmed it would happen within weeks. But what’s on offer.
We’re expecting the engine will be a V6 (yes, a V6) coupled to some form of electrification, although exactly how we’re yet to learn. But despite losing two cylinders from Ferrari’s normal mid-engine count, it will, offer more power and sit above the 812 Superfast as the pinnacle of regular production Ferraris.
That leaves space below for the new F8 Tributo, and will give Ferrari some clear air ahead of McLaren with a car sitting between the regular rang-toppers and the likes of LaFerrari.
We’ll find out more before the month is out.