Ferrari is revealing its brand new hybrid supercar tomorrow with a combined 1,000 horsepower powertrain.
It used to be that an electrified powertrain was a dirty word among supercar makers. But as we see more and more supercars beaten by battery-powered vehicles, it sort of brings into question the entire idea of a supercar. What good is all the sound and fury of an Italian hotrod if it can’t beat a humble Tesla in a straight line?
McLaren so far is staying “true to their heritage” and sticking with fully petrol-powered powertrains, but Lamborghini and Ferrari and dipping their toes into the world of electricity. It seems that Ferrari is going to get there first with a brand new electrified supercar which will debut online on May 29th.
We don’t know a whole lot about this supercar. Rumors point to the 3.9-L twin-turbo V6 from the Ferrari 488 being combined with a trio of electric motors for a combined 986 horsepower. With the V6 powering the rear axle and the electric motors helping with the front axle, torque vectored all-wheel-drive will keep those near-1000 horses in check and keep the driver from sliding all over the road.
It’ll also come with a starting price tag of around $600,000, which is pretty typical for a Ferrari.
Ferrari has been teasing the new car, which still doesn’t have a name, on social media for the past few days. Yesterday we got to see what is most likely the car’s rear end and spoiler, showcasing the square tail lights and exhaust tips, while today we get to see a brief 3D presentation showing the cars wheels and front end.
According to Autoblog, Ferrari will unveil the car online tomorrow while showcasing it in person to VIPs at Fiorano circuit. A real-life preview of the car will happen sometime next month.