It’s been almost a decade since the Italian brand unveiled its latest supercar, the LaFerrari, and of course the clock is now ticking down on the successor hypercar, which is making one more incognito appearance as a test prototype before its official unveiling, likely from late 2024, as Maranello’s most extreme yet street-legal offering to date.
For the time being, Ferrari in its beloved habits has not taken care to release details about its still unnamed new supercar, but its new appearance on the proving grounds seems to confirm some of the information that has been leaked about the new model.
According to them, the new hypercar, like the LaFerrari, will use a hybrid set. This will of course consist of new generation hybrid technology which will ensure a power that will exceed 1,000 horsepower.
Indeed, given the change in regulations in F1 from 2026 which foresees the expansion of the role of electric motors from adjuncts to the internal combustion engine to more decisive elements in terms of power output, exactly the same pattern is expected to follow and Ferrari’s new hypercar. In addition to the more powerful electric motors, the use of a larger battery compared to the LaFerrari should also be considered a given.
As for the internal combustion engine of the hybrid set, Ferrari has stated at every opportunity that using a V12 in conjunction with electric motors is a pointless pursuit as the result would be too much weight. Instead, Ferrari finds it ideal to use a V8 or a V6 for a hybrid set. In this case, a V6 is expected to be used, specifically a modified version of the 3.0-liter V6 that powered the Le Mans-winning 499P.
Regardless of the details of the set, based on the new shots of the camera lens it is clear that Ferrari’s engineers and aerodynamicists have equipped this prototype with ample air intakes as evidenced by the double grille that is combined with four intakes on each side of its face.
Also, as the Italian brand has made known, the new hypercar will (also) refer to the design of the 499P while it will have a not inconsiderable number of active and non-aerodynamic aids that will take care of the maximum production of vertical force as well as pure performance with optimal dynamics in mind stability observed and power ratios.
In terms of details, the rear section currently features lights similar to the SF90, although in the production version it is expected to take place above the aerodynamic diffuser and a horizontal LED strip as required by the new trends.