Ferrari hybrid prototype spotted on tests

Ferrari hybrid prototype spotted on tests

February 2, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Downsizing and then adding electrification seems to be becoming the watchword for modern supercars. There is still a lot we don’t know about the newcomer from Ferrari, but since the model was mentioned in the roadmap for 2018-2022, it means its big debut is near.

Euro 7 regulations will go into effect in 2025, and even supercar manufacturers like Ferrari will have to adapt to comply with stricter emissions laws. The electrification of Maranello began in 2013 with the LaFerrari and continued in 2019 with the SF90 Stradale, switching from a V12 hybrid to a V8 plug-in hybrid.

The new electrified Ferrari, codenamed F171, is expected to make its official debut in April, and the Italian automaker will launch production at the end of summer holidays. Meanwhile, photo spies spotted a test mule with a modified body obtained from a Ferrari 488 GTB moving through the streets of Italy.

In addition to the yellow decals found on hybrid prototypes, the unusual test equipment attached to the rear window has drawn attention. Some kind of hose seems to be directed into the engine compartment. We have seen thousands of prototypes in this field, but this is the first time we stumbled upon this kind of invention.

The hybrid V6 was originally announced back in September 2018, so it will definitely appear in the lineup. It will have to compete with McLaren Artura, which also intends to get an electrified six-cylinder when it debuts on February 16. The ICE is said to be a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with two power outputs. Presumably, the more powerful of these will be a hybrid with an unconfirmed 723 hp