Ferrari’s next mid-engined hybrid supercar, which will be unveiled this afternoon ahead of a 2022 launch, is expected to be the company’s first model since the Dino to use a V6 engine.
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The machine, which will follow the SF90 Stradale as Maranello’s second hybrid model, is developed under the in-house code name F171.
Although Ferrari has so far been quiet about the development of the car, it appears to be fitted with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine with a single electric motor for hybrid power.
Unlike the SF90, which has an engine on the front axle to provide all-wheel drive, the new machine will be rear-wheel drive only. As with the SF90, the new model will offer limited electric-only operation, although it is not a large plug-in hybrid system.
The engine is also expected to appear in the upcoming Purosangue SUV.
An earlier prototype of the new hybrid has been seen using a heavily modified LaFerrari chassis, but the latter features revised production bodywork, including fake tailpipes at the rear.
The machine is set to compete with the upcoming McLaren Artura, which also has a V6-based hybrid powertrain.
Along with the Purosangue, the new hybrid is expected to be tasked with helping to extend Ferrari’s reach and lineup and advance the brand’s electrification program.
Earlier this year, the company confirmed that it will launch its first fully electric car, likely a two-seater with two engines and all-wheel drive, in 2025.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-24 10:07:37