What is this peculiar prototype?
With a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 paired with three electric motors producing a combined 986 hp, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the Italian automaker's flagship hybrid supercar. But this is just the start of a new electrified era for Ferrari, as 60 percent of its lineup will be electrified by 2022.
Rumors have claimed Ferrari is developing new hybrid supercar slotting below the SF90 with an electrified V6 powertrain. Several Ferrari hybrid prototypes have been spotted over the last few years to support these rumors. This latest prototype, however, is rather peculiar.
Photos shared by Walter Vayr on Facebook show a camouflaged prototype that borrows styling cues from current Ferrari models. Previous prototypes were mules based on the 488 GTB, and it appears to be the same case here judging from the side profile, dual exhaust tips, and separated circular taillights.
However, it appears to share the same headlights and front fascia as the SF90 Stradale. The wheel arches also look much wider at the rear axle, while the track looks much wider at the back than the front. What is certain, however, is that this strange Ferrari Frankenstein monster is using an electrified powertrain as shown by the high-voltage stickers applied to the camouflage.
As for the powertrain, Ferrari's new hybrid supercar will reportedly pack a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 producing 610 horsepower, while electrical assistance will boost the output up to 723 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque, slotting it below the 986-hp SF90 Stradale.
Since this peculiar prototype appears to be at an early stage of development, we aren't expecting Ferrari's new hybrid supercar to debut until 2021 at the earliest. Don't despair, however, because the Italian automaker will unveil two new models this year, which will likely be the hardcore 812 GTO that was recently spied undergoing testing and possibly a spider version of the SF90.