RE: Ferrari teases hybrid supercar ahead of unveiling

RE: Ferrari teases hybrid supercar ahead of unveiling

Tuesday 28th May

Ferrari teases hybrid supercar ahead of unveiling

Maranello has thus far only dipped a toe in electrification. Now for the foot



There's a new Ferrari on the way and its arrival is imminent. In a post uploaded yesterday to the manufacturer's Instagram account, a highly stylised rear view can be seen, along with the slogan "dare to imagine".

While the rendering does leave quite a lot to the imagination, one or two things are readily apparent. For starters, while the marque's recent return to four-light layouts remains, those tail lamps are considerably squarer than any we've seen on a Ferrari for quite a while. Then there are the two enormous centre-exit exhausts, which mirror those seen on recent test mules.

Taken as a whole the shape, dare we say it, has a slight air of the Lamborghini to it, but that shouldn't do anything to counter Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri's claim that the model will be a "true beauty." Camilleri made that pledge during the company's Q1 earnings call earlier this month, and also said at the time that the car, codenamed the F173, will be a "top-of-the-line hybrid with supercar performance".

While the new model isn't expected to be a direct successor to the LaFerrari, then, it's reckoned that the new hybrid powertrain beneath its rear deck - one likely based around a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 - will output as much as 1,000hp. Whatever the case, we don't have long to wait to find out; the reveal is due imminently.


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Nerdherder

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1,286 posts

42 months

Tuesday 28th May
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“Dare To Imagine”. Well, the teaser does leave rather a lot for us to imagine. Let’s wait and see.

thegreenhell

6,108 posts

164 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Another teaser, how exciti... sleep

Cold

7,330 posts

35 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Too late. All sold out.

WCZ

7,006 posts

139 months

Tuesday 28th May
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exciting stuff!

big_rob_sydney

2,358 posts

139 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Supercar performance...?

I guess that's as distinct from a 1,000 horse power Veyron (hyper-car), then. And yes, I know there are cars with even more than that, but let's more or less average it out, and 1,000 seems like a nice round arbitrary figure, eh?

So, if you consider the existing hyper-cars, and then dial the performance down a notch, what are you left with? Somewhere between a Pista, and a Veyron.

Totally achievable.

Hell, Ferrari are doing it with 1.6 liter F1 engines now (which don't need to meet reliability figure that road cars do, and hence are a lot more stressed, having a support team of god-knows how many people to attend to them). I'd suggest a much bigger capacity road car engine will be much less stressed.

Looking forward to seeing it, but truthfully, I'm not that excited by the technology under the skin, as that to me is a given in this modern day and age. What I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing, is the design. Will it be a beautiful car or not. I haven't really liked the design of recent efforts, because they look like a computer's output, not a human's.

Fingers crossed.

p4cks

3,372 posts

144 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Looks like a Jag XJS

lukeharding

641 posts

34 months

Tuesday 28th May
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p4cks said:
Looks like a Jag XJS
Unfortunately it won't when they unveil it frown

MDL111

3,759 posts

122 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Cold said:
Too late. All sold out.
There will be a waiting list, like all normal ferrari models, but you should be able to get one eventually

BVB

658 posts

98 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Can't wait, roll on tomorrow!

S1KRR

10,576 posts

157 months

Tuesday 28th May
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I hope it's a looker. Comparing to their main rivals


McLaren aren't really doing anything at the moment at this end of the market. (is a car in development?) Too busy remodelling the same mid engine V8TT car over and over with worse styling each time (that should set them off biggrin )

MB are a way away from releasing Project 1



Koenisegg Jesko is interesting, but again when is it due?





DS240

2,928 posts

163 months

Wednesday 29th May
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Leaked shot apparently...

Not quite hypercar looking to my eyes, but need better pics.

jbforce10

151 posts

120 months

Wednesday 29th May
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DS240 said:


Leaked shot apparently...

Not quite hypercar looking to my eyes, but need better pics.
I'm not meaning to be pedantic but the article title says hybrid supercar, not hypercar. If that's the actual car pictured, me likey.

DS240

2,928 posts

163 months

Wednesday 29th May
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I’m just going on talk of where it will sit in the model range.

Is it meant to be a la Ferrari replacement? In which case you’d put it in the hyper car camp.

Or a new model between F8 and a La Ferrari replacement?

MDL111

3,759 posts

122 months

Wednesday 29th May
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DS240 said:
I’m just going on talk of where it will sit in the model range.

Is it meant to be a la Ferrari replacement? In which case you’d put it in the hyper car camp.

Or a new model between F8 and a La Ferrari replacement?
new model - pricing in the half a million range I think (ex vat according to some). So definitely not competing with the hypercar offerings in terms of price and limited availability

is-uk

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161 months

Wednesday 29th May
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sidesauce

1,029 posts

163 months

Wednesday 29th May
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is-uk said:







Nice! biggrin

Europa1

8,828 posts

133 months

Wednesday 29th May
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Lotus called - they'd like their Evora back.

GroundEffect

11,498 posts

101 months

Wednesday 29th May
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I too am a bit confused about where this sits - it looks quite a bit like the F8 Tributo, but has a V6 and more power.

ghost83

3,196 posts

135 months

Wednesday 29th May
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Oh wow