Ferrari Caught Testing LaFerrari Successor

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The prototype is based on the LaFerrari Aperta, but there are some key styling changes.

2020 has been a quiet year for new Ferrari reveals compared to 2019, which saw the debuts of the SF90 Stradale, Roma, and F8 Tributo, to name a few. Ferrari is ending the year with a bang, however, as the SF90 Spider has made its world debut after multiple prototype sightings.

There are also some exciting models in the pipeline as our spies have caught Ferrari testing a new mystery hypercar. We've already seen prototypes of a new Ferrari hybrid supercar that will slot below the SF90 Stradale, but this prototype appears to be a brand new hypercar. Yes, that means we could be looking at the successor to the LaFerrari that formed part of the hypercar holy trinity alongside the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.

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Ferrari's mystery new hypercar was recently spotted being put through its paces on video, and now these new spy shots give us a closer look at the LaFerrari's future replacement. The prototype appears to be a test mule based on the LaFerrari Aperta with some key design changes.

Compared to the Aperta and standard LaFerrari, the new hypercar has a radically different front fascia. At the front, the corners of the bumper feature new air intakes. The prominent air vent on the hood of the LaFerrari is also noticeably absent, and the side air intakes are smaller and have a different shape.

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Elsewhere, the roofline has been tweaked and there's also a new engine cover. Whereas the LaFerrari features center-lock wheels, the prototype is riding on conventional wheels with five lug nuts.

Powertrain details are a mystery, but the blue triangular sticker suggests it will be electrified. This isn't surprising considering that the LaFerrari and SF90 Stradale both pack hybrid powertrains. When it was new in 2013, the LaFerrari produced 949 hp and 664 lb-ft from an electrified 6.3-liter V12, so its successor should have more than 1,000 hp as performance expectations have increased significantly since then.

Ferrari typically launches a new hypercar every ten years, so expect the LaFerrari's replacement to arrive in 2022 or 2023.

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