Is Ferrari Working On A New Hybrid Supercar?

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Looks like Ferrari is preparing a new hybrid supercar to slot below the SF90 Stradale.

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the Prancing Horse's most powerful production car ever. As Ferrari's second hybrid supercar after the LaFerrari, the SF90 Stradale packs a 4.0-liter V8 and three electric motors producing a combined 986 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. All that power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, enabling Ferrari's flagship to 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds and max out at 211 mph.

The SF90 is expected to start at around $600,000, which is beyond a lot of people's price range. Luckily, our spies have caught what appears to be a new Ferrari hybrid supercar that will slot below the this hybrid supercar.

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By 2022, Ferrari plans to electrify 60 percent of its lineup as hybrids before launching a fully electric model in 2025. More Ferrari hybrids will be unveiled next year, and testing appears to have already started for one of them. Our spies have caught a Ferrari 488 GTB test mule being tested in the snow. No, we're not sure why Ferrari isn't using the newer F8 Tributo either.

While it may look like an ordinary 488, the high voltage sticker suggests it has an electrified powertrain so it could be a test mule for a new hybrid Ferrari supercar. A similar 488 test mule was spotted during last year's without the high voltage stickers but Ferrari could be using the same mule for a new model.

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What isn't certain, however, is whether it's packing a V8 or V6 powerplant. Since it will be positioned below the SF90, a V6 seems Ferrari has already confirmed it's working on a new V6 powertrain. Without hybrid assistance, the 2.9-liter V6 unit reportedly develops 610 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, which increases to 723 horsepower and nearly 800 lb-ft of torque with plug-in hybrid assistance.

This would position the mystery supercar below the 989-hp Ferrari SF90 Stradale. Unfortunately, we're probably going to have to wait a long time before the production model breaks cover as the 488 mule suggests the project is at an early stage of development.

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