Ferrari's electric supercar will feature revolutionary new tech.
Embracing electrification has enabled Ferrari to build its most powerful road car yet. Combining a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale produces an impressive 986 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. But the Italian automaker still hasn't produced a fully electric supercar to rival the likes of the Porsche Taycan and Pininfarina Battista.
This will change in the future. A recent patent filing revealed Ferrari's intent to build a two-seater electric supercar with a four-motor setup, but it won't enter production until at least 2025 as current EV technology "doesn't meet the needs of a Ferrari" according to Ferrari's commercial boss Enrico Galliera.
A fully-electric Ferrari won't arrive until 2025 at the earliest, but Ferrari is confident it will blow away the competition when it eventually launches. Speaking to Autocar, Galliera explained that Ferrari won't be rushing the development of its revolutionary EV in response to the competition.
"There are some competitors entering the market with new technology that we will look at, but will that be a problem to Ferrari? I think not, because of the specific niche Ferrari targets," Galliera explained. "And will that trigger interest in that market for Ferrari? No. We firmly believe that battery technology is not yet developed enough to meet the needs of a supercar. In the next five years, we do not believe the technology will be able to meet the needs of a Ferrari."
While Galliera didn't rule out an electric Ferrari, the commercial boss wants it to utilize pioneering new technology to help it stand out from the competition.
"As soon as electrified technology is developed, that will allow us to produce a car that fits with our position. Then why not? But the key is the technology: we will not just make a Ferrari that's electric for the sake of it. If we bring in new technology, then we need to bring something new to the market. That's how Ferrari has always worked with new technology. The evolution of new technology is 100% in the DNA of Ferrari."
The 750-hp Porsche Taycan Turbo S already delivers mind-blowing performance, so just imagine what an electric Ferrari will be capable of.
Thanks to the hybrid SF90, Ferrari buyers are starting to embrace electrification. "We have clients who love using EV mode early in the morning to leave the house silently, then can use the engine and hear the Ferrari sound on the road," said Galliera.
While we have no doubt the electric Ferrari will deliver mind-blowing performance, how it will sound is a complete mystery. Substituting the firm's sweet-sounding V8s and V12s in an electric car won't be easy, but Ferrari is determined to find a solution. "We are working hard on this, but I will not say if we have yet found the solution or not," said Galliera. "But when the time comes for Ferrari to do, it will have an answer - and I promise you it will be an elegant answer."