Ferrari F250 Hypercar Sheds Camo In Latest Spy Shots

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Maybe it should put some back on, though, because it ain't pretty.

The Ferrari LaFerrari successor, internally known as the F250, has dropped a bit more camouflage, and we're starting to get a clearer image of what it may look like.

In the latest batch of photos snapped by the CarBuzz paparazzi, we get a closer look at what appears to be production-ready headlights. These sharp-looking items align with Ferrari's current design DNA, as seen on the 296 and the SF90. There are obviously still a lot of faux body panels tacked on, but the central structure (cockpit) appears to be production ready.

Interestingly, the doors appear to cut into the roof, Ford GT40 style. We know from experience that getting in and out of a first-generation GT (2005 to 2006) is a pain in the butt, which is why Ford ditched the throwback to the original GT40 when it launched the second generation in 2018.

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Ferrari will have a good reason for using this particular door design, and it might have something to do with why they exist in the first place. The famous doors, which cut deep into the roof, were designed to give taller racing drivers more room. In the real world, where people park next to you, they don't work.

Whether the F250s doors were designed like this for flamboyance or practicality remains to be seen, but it hardly matters. We don't expect owners to use it daily, and to get on the waiting list, customers must already own a collection of other desirable Prancing Horses. If you're on the Ferrari Blacklist, you can forget about it.

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The massive rear wing, first spotted earlier this year, appears to be a permanent fixture. Knowing Ferrari, it will be an active wing, much like the one attached to the rear of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The wing will help with downforce and almost certainly be programmed to pop up vertically under hard braking.

The dual exhausts are fake. Look closely at the mesh covering the rear; you can see the actual exhaust in between and slightly above the faux exhaust outlets.

The biggest mystery of all is the engine. Will Ferrari ditch the naturally aspirated V12 after using it in the F50, Enzo, and LaFerrari? Ferrari already has an electrified V6 and V8, but to date, it hasn't built a plug-in hybrid V12. Yes, the LaFerrari used electricity, but only for torque-filling purposes.


We've seen two videos of the F250 in action. In the first video, it sounded like an NA V12. In a later video, the car sounded like a V6, but this could be some sort of cylinder deactivation at work. It's anyone's guess until we hear the car under full throttle. Unfortunately, Ferrari doesn't test at the Nurburgring like most manufacturers. If you have an F1-certified track in your backyard, why bother going to Germany?

Only time will tell whether the F250's hybrid system is connected to six, eight, or 12 cylinders. When Lamborghini introduced the Revuelto, it proved that there is still space in the modern world for V12 engines, and that's what we're hoping for.

The rumors suggest only 599 F250s will be made, followed by 199 Aperta (drop-top) units and the 30 XX track-only models. The rumor mill also suggests that they've all been spoken for, so there's no point in speculating about price.

Leaked documents from 2022 revealed that the F250 will make its public debut in 2024.

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