Get ready to welcome Ferrari's "budget" LaFerrari-beater.
We recently learned that Ferrari's new upcoming hybrid supercar will be unveiled at the end of this month in Maranello. However, we now have an exact date as a user on Ferrari Chat has managed to get hold of a media invitation for the reveal event taking place on May 31st. Furthermore, the invitation also reveals that the hybrid supercar will pack 986 horsepower, making it even more powerful than the 488 Pista, 812 Superfast, and even the LaFerrari.
"It will be a top-of-the-line hybrid with supercar performance and a true beauty," chief executive officer Louis Camilleri recently said during Ferrari's Q1 2019 financial earnings call, while confirming it will sit "above the 812 Superfast".
The new model is expected to use a V8 for the combustion engine rather than a V12 like in the automaker's last hybrid, the LaFerrari, but there's a lot of speculation about the hybrid setup. Some sources suggest it will adopt three electric motors, while others claim it will only have one.
Now we know it has a lot more power than the 812 Superfast, which means it will probably also be significantly more expensive. While the 812 Superfast starts at $350,000, several users on Ferrari Chat claim the new unnamed hybrid will cost a whopping 600,000 Euros ($675,000), citing information from a dealership in Switzerland.
The design is still a mystery, though. Prototype test mules of a hybrid Ferrari have been spotted before, but they were based on the 488. Let's hope Ferrari shares some teaser images between now and the reveal to give us some clues about the design.
The new hybrid will be one of five new Ferrari models launching this year. The first was the F8 Tributo that replaces the 488 GTB, while two more models will be unveiled in September and another before the end of the year according to Camilleri.