And it could pack more power than the F8 Tributo.
This week saw the world debut of the Ferrari F8 Tributo as a replacement for the outgoing 488 GTB. We recently learned it’s the first of five new Prancing Horses that Ferrari is revealing this year. According to AutoExpress, Ferrari’s long-rumored hybrid supercar will be the next model reveal – and we’ll get to see it break cover in just a few months.
"The V8 [Tributo] is the first chapter,” Ferrari confirmed during a private event at Geneva. "The next product we will introduce will be a hybrid; in two to three months.” The timing makes sense as prototype test mules of Ferrari's new hybrid have been caught on video in recent months. Our spies have also sent us new photos of the hybrid Ferrari being tested in the snow. Surprisingly, Ferrari is still using a 488 test mule rather than a full-body prototype, despite its debut happening in a few months.
Ferrari bosses wouldn’t clarify where the electrified model will be positioned in the Ferrari family, but it’s unlikely to undercut the Portofino or new F8. It also isn't clear whether the hybrid will use a six or eight cylinder unit, but it's likely to boast more power and torque than the Tributo, which has 720 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque.
Ferrari also confirmed a new entry-level V6 model is coming, which could revive the Dino name. "It will be a complete new position; a new segment,” company bosses added. "The V6 helps us offer a different approach and allows us to father a larger family without losing performance.”
The other remaining three models haven’t been confirmed, but the F8 Tributo will almost certainly spawn a Spider variant. A convertible 812 Superfast is also rumored to be on the cards, and Ferrari could update the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T. In the future, Ferrari will also launch its first-ever SUV, but it isn’t likely to break cover before 2022. By then, Ferrari plans to launch 15 new models, around 60 percent of which will be hybrids.