A new hybrid for a new era.
Although Ferrari's first pure battery-electric model won't arrive until 2025, Maranello is proceeding at full speed towards electrification by other means, specifically hybrid power. We've already seen this with the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and its twin-turbo V8 and tri-electric motor setup. Very soon, another hybrid model will arrive though it won't have eight cylinders.
Our spy photographers just caught what could be the long-rumored entry-level "Dino" currently codenamed F171. Unlike the SF90, this new model utilizes a newly developed 3.0-liter 120-degree twin-turbo V6 that'll work in conjunction with an electric motor. Exact output figures remain unknown but sources indicate the final number could reach as high as 700 horsepower.
Another key difference with the SF90 is that the "Dino" will be rear-wheel-drive with the electric motor intended only for temporary power bursts. It'll further help eliminate turbo lag and provide additional torque. The car's total all-electric range is said to be in the neighborhood of 15 to 18 miles or so. The SF90 can go up to 16 miles on pure electricity. This new engine will further be used in the Purosangue SUV.
Looking more closely at this camouflaged prototype, Ferrari covered numerous fake body panels to disguise the design. Even the exhaust pipes are fake: the real ones are located in between them.
But underneath that camo is highly likely a near production-ready supercar as Ferrari aims for a reveal before the end of this year. This is not the mid-engined successor to the F8 Tributo but it'd be a mistake to refer to it as entry-level. Time and again Ferrari has made clear it does not build entry-level models; every one of its cars is aimed at a specific audience with appropriate pricing.
The Dino nameplate dates back to 1967 when the marque launched its first V6-powered, transversely-mounted mid-engined model, the Dino 206 GT. The name hasn't been used since 1980 when the Mondial debuted. Will this be the car to revive the name? We'll find out in the coming months.