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.
“Dare To Imagine”. Well, the teaser does leave rather a lot for us to imagine. Let’s wait and see.
thegreenhell28 May 2019
Another teaser, how exciti...
Cold28 May 2019
Too late. All sold out.
WCZ28 May 2019
big_rob_sydney28 May 2019
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.
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.