All will be revealed next week.
Just last week, Ferrari’s new hybrid supercar was caught on camera for the first time. The footage was captured by some excited enthusiasts in a 488 Spider who spotted the camouflaged prototype roaming the streets in Italy. They followed the prototype and were amused when the Ferrari test driver attempted to hide from them. Eventually, they got away after indicating left and turning right. Smart move. But they couldn’t hide from our spy photographers, who have sent us the most revealing photos yet of Ferrari’s new hybrid supercar.
There’s still a thick layer of camouflage covering the details, but the proportions appear to resemble the F8 Tributo. The front fascia also looks like the F8 Tributo’s, although the headlights look more angular but that could be the camouflage deceiving us. The most obvious changes can be found at the back as the exhaust tips are positioned higher and closer together than the regular model’s. How do we know it’s electrified? The yellow warning sticker on the doors and on the hood are an obvious giveaway, since we’ve seen these stickers used on other hybrid prototype vehicles.
Ferrari’s new hybrid promises to be phenomenally powerful. A recent report by German site Auto, Motor, Und Sport claimed it will use the same 3.9-liter V8 found in the F8 Tributo paired with three electric motors, with one built into the transmission and two mounted at the front, producing a combined output of 1,000 horsepower. Yes, that means it will be even more powerful than Ferrari’s last hybrid supercar, the LaFerrari.
The new hybrid will also be positioned above the 812 Superfast, which has 800 hp and 530 lb-ft of torque. Its hybrid setup is expected to enable the new Prancing Horse to gallop from 0-62 mph in just two seconds. With those specs, Ferrari’s hybrid is inevitably going to cost a small fortune. Expect a starting price of at least €600,000, which is nearly $670,000 according to current exchange rates. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out all the juicy details about Ferrari’s extraordinary hybrid supercar, as the covers are coming off on May 31.