Is Ferrari Working On A New Hypercar?

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Based on this test mule, it seems likely.

Every decade or so, the major sports car makers like to branch out with a special hypercar for their wealthiest and most enthusiastic customers. In the 2000s, the trio was composed of the Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Carrera GT, and Mercedes-McLaren SLR. More recently, the hypercar holy trinity consisted of the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918, and McLaren P1. While we haven't seen anything from Porsche or McLaren regarding successors, it seems like Ferrari is starting to work on its next hypercar project.

Below, we have footage of what appears to be a LaFerrari Aperta test mule testing on the road and the racetrack. Since the LaFerrari Aperta went out of production back in 2018, we can only assume that this is the first prototype of that car's replacement.

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Though it looks a lot like the LaFerrari, the prototype has a few details that set it apart. For example, the front grille is more open and lacks the split design that separates the grilles on the LaFerrari. Keen-eyed readers will notice that the side air intakes, roof, rear window, rear bumper, and third brake light are all completely different. You may also spot the five nut pattern on the wheels, which differs from the center-lock setup used on the LaFerrari.

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Much about this car is still unknown, but we at least know that it will be a hybrid based on the many stickers posted on the camouflage. We aren't sure if it will be a classic hybrid like the LaFerrari or a plug-in hybrid like the new Ferrari SF90 Stradale. Unlike the LaFerrari, the SF90 has the ability to drive on electric power alone without the engine. But while the SF90 makes do with a twin-turbo V8 engine, it sounds like this new Ferrari will get a V12.

This Ferrari hypercar should compete against a McLaren P1 successor, which may arrive in 2024 as a full EV. We suspect this new model will surpass the LaFerrari's bonkers 949 horsepower output, likely surpassing the 1,000-hp mark.

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