Ferrari hybrid coupe was given a historical label DinoNovember 20, 2018
Within three years, two parallel stories unfold before our eyes. First: the development of the serial hybrid model Ferrari (limited LaFerrari hypercar does not count). Second, the hypothetical return of the Dino subbrand in the image of the most affordable model from Maranello, and even with the V6 engine. Can these two lines cross?
The probability is great. There is a chance that the prototype of such a machine, the Dino 488 Hybrid, was recently captured on video by an observant YouTube user in Germany.
The prototype is based on the 488 GTB. It is possible that, as a result, the Italians consider the hybrid version to be in this family. But they can also allocate a separate branch, despite the common base. Recall that the Ferrari hybridization experiments began with the concept HY-KERS, which had a V12 engine under the hood. Given the mass of additional components (electric motor, current transducers, traction battery), installing on the basis of the V6 unit would be a more rational choice in terms of weight savings. In the end, Ferrari drive not only in a straight line (LaFerrari we do not offend, but remember the price tag of that hypercar). Well, where V6 is the idea of the “initial Ferrari”, which has long been in the air. In general, there are grounds for crossing two stories. True, such a model, if it gets to the series, will go on sale hardly before 2020.