It's being tested wearing LaFerrari camouflage.
We can't imagine needing a car that's faster than the 986-horsepower 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale, but we clearly aren't Ferrari's target customer. The Prancing Horse is currently developing its next-generation hypercar, using the outgoing LaFerrari body to disguise the test mule. Ferrari's upcoming hypercar was previously spotted on the track, and the street wearing a black and white camouflage wrap, but was just filmed in all-black driving around Maranello by Varryx.
Besides the color change, this prototype features a few differences from the last time we spied it. The front bumper and side air vent are changed, and there is something hidden under a panel on the rear fender. Most of the significant changes, though, are at the back, where this car clearly differs from a standard LaFerrari.
The rear engine looks smaller than the LaFerrari, with a noticeable opening positioned behind it but ahead of the bumper. This gap could accommodate powertrain cooling or an aerodynamic element. Though it looks like the test mule has quad exhaust tips mounted low on the bumper like a LaFerrari, the true exhaust pipes are actually hidden in the middle of the bumper, like an SF90 and 296 GTB. Of course, this car is likely hiding many more changes, but Ferrari has cleverly disguised it to hide most of them. Some other small changes on this car include the third brake lights and lower vents.
Rumors suggest this next-generation hypercar could act as a final send-off for the Ferrari V12 engine. Like the LaFerrari, we expect it to use a V12 with a hybrid drivetrain. The old LaFerrari produced 949 hp from its 6.3-liter V12 and hybrid setup, while the V8 SF90 has already surpassed this number. This successor could produce over 1,000 hp with the V12 engine and electric motors combined. We may be reaching the peak for gas-powered hypercars.