Rumors suggest there could be more than one Ferrari supercar reveal.
Earlier this year, a suspiciously silent Ferrari prototype was caught on video, igniting rumors that a 488 successor is in development packing a hybrid powertrain. Now, a member of the Ferrari Chat forum is claiming that Ferrari's new mid-engine supercar will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. Internally, the car is reportedly being referred to as “the facelift”, but the car is said to look significantly different to its predecessor.
The forum discussion also suggests that Ferrari will debut more than one new model at Geneva. “Any talk of hybrid, V6, upgrade or entirely new car is simply conjecture. All dealer knows is that 488 replacements, that’s plural according to email, will be shown in March,” a user wrote after emailing a Ferrari dealer.
This likely means there will be multiple variants of the new supercar with different performance specifications, including a hybrid V8 supercar, a V8 twin-turbo variant, and an all-new 488 with a new platform and a hybrid V6 twin-turbo engine.
Another user claims the camouflaged prototype seen in the video is an all-new hybrid supercar that will be positioned above the 488 successor and have “unique features.” The user describes it as looking like a “proper spaceship.”
Of course, none of these claims have been verified so we’ll have to take these rumors with a pinch of salt for now, but it sounds like Ferrari is cooking up something hot for Geneva. If the rumors are correct, we’ll see Ferrari’s new-generation V8 mid-engine supercar make its world debut in around three months from now.