Ferrari is preparing to launch a new hypercar, which will replace the LaFerrari as the brand’s top of the range. Car watchers in Europe recently caught a test mule on public roads, as seen in this spy video posted courtesy of YouTube. Varryx. Of note, the prototype seen in motion has some sort of microphone installed near the exhaust tips.
The design of the new hypercar is still unknown at this stage, although we have tried to predict it via an unofficial render. What is certain is that LaFerrari’s successor will be a hybrid. The petrol component is also still a mystery, but it’s believed the V12 engine won’t be used, marking the first time in decades that a top-of-the-range Ferrari won’t feature a twelve-cylinder engine.
It is assumed that the hybrid system of the new hypercar will be based on the 4.0-liter V8 engine used in the SF90 Stradale or the 3.0-liter V6 engine in the 296 GTB. Even though the new hypercar may lose half the cylinders compared to the LaFerrari, it should still produce more than 1,000 horsepower, as seen in the twin-turbo V6 Vision Gran Turismo Hybrid.
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While some Ferrari enthusiasts are hoping for one last V12-powered hypercar from the brand, Ferrari isn’t ditching the V12 engine just yet. The next successor to the 812 Superfast will still feature twelve cylinders and over 830 horsepower. In addition, the new Purosangue SUV is proud to fire on 12 cylinders.
An official reveal of the new hypercar is not expected anytime soon. However, rumors suggest that Ferrari will show the car behind closed doors to potential buyers before the end of 2023. The new hypercar is said to be codenamed “F250” and may be limited to just 828 units.
According to leaked documents we’ve seen, production of the Ferrari hypercar is set to begin in October 2024 for the coupe, followed by the XX in July 2026 and the Spider in October 2027. The final car will be assembled at some point in 2030.