Ferrari has begun road testing a new flagship hybrid hypercar that will be the ideological successor to the LaFerrari model. The first photos of the test prototype of the novelty were published by the autoevolution edition.
Sales director of the Italian brand Enrico Galliera spoke about the appearance of such a car back in 2019. In addition, in early 2021, Ferrari announced its return to the WEC World Endurance Championship, where it will compete in a new class of hypercars. Apparently, the new Le Mans racing car will be based on the road model that the Maranello-based company is currently testing.
It is difficult to judge the appearance of the car at the moment, since the so-called “mule” was noticed on the roads – the units and assemblies of the new model are run in under the old body of LaFerrari. As for the power plant, it will be created on the basis of an upgraded 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine.
Recall that at LaFerrari this engine was paired with an electric motor, a set of lithium-ion batteries and a seven-speed “robot” with two clutches. LaFerrari can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in three seconds, and its top speed is limited to 350 km / h.
Ferrari’s new hybrid hypercar is expected to debut no earlier than 2022. By the end of this year, the Italians also have to present the Purosangue model, which will be the first crossover in the company’s history.