Ferrari’s new V8-powered hybrid will be unveiled later this year.
It’s no secret that Ferrari is planning to electrify its line-up. Last year, the automaker released a product roadmap revealing that 60 percent of its range will be made up of hybrid models by 2022. This year, we’ll be getting a preview of Ferrari’s new electrified range, as company CEO Louis Camilleri recently confirmed plans to introduce a new hybrid V8 model later this year – and this could be our first look at it before the official reveal.
A mysterious prototype Ferrari has been caught on camera cruising the streets of Stuttgart in Germany and is said to have an electrified powertrain. However, according to the spy photographer, the supercar is powered by a V6 rather than a V8, so we could be looking at the long-rumored revival of the Dino with electric assistance to boost its performance. Looking at the partially camouflaged body, the new model appears to be based on the 488, but it could just be a test mule.
This isn’t the first time this Ferrari prototype has been spotted out on the streets, however. Last year, a spy video emerged of another test vehicle with the same camouflage and an identical "Bosch” sticker on the driver’s door. This new video gives us a much clearer look at the supercar prototype, however, as the previous video was recorded at night.
As for the new V8-powered (or V6-powered) Ferrari hybrid, don’t expect to see it debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Instead, Ferrari will reveal the new model later this year at a special event before customer deliveries start in early 2020. Rumors suggest it will be even more powerful than the Ferrari 488 Pista, which packs a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque.