After launching the most efficient road car in its history, Ferrari will come to its senses a little more in the coming months with, in addition to a Purosangue SUV, a new berlinetta, also a hybrid.
Since the mid-1970s, Ferrari has systematically rhymes with V8 or V12. But prancing horse that he is, the Italian manufacturer has no other choice but to reduce its carbon footprint and opt for downsizing.. So, after the first Ferrari plug-in hybrid, the SF90 Stradale, another electrified berlinetta is in the works. Rather based on the F8 Tributo format, the latter has just been surprised by our spy photographers. To date, we unfortunately do not have much information on its subject. But one of them is certain: this future model will carry a V6! A small event for the most fans of the Maranello firm who had not used such architecture since the Dino… In the meantime, the powers have changed a lot and we speak for this future sportswoman of a trifle of 700 hp transmitted to the ground only via the rear wheels. Seeing the performance of an F8 Tributo devoid of any electrification and accumulating 720 hp, we say to ourselves that this F171 – that could be its name – will not be there to amuse the gallery.
In the same way, Ferrari should go down a lot in displacement, since this V6 could only cub “only” 3.0 and receive the support of two turbos.. No information has yet filtered out on the rest of the powertrain but a closer look at the technical sheet of the big sister Stradale as well as that of the future designated opponent, the McLaren Artura, we say that the F171 should have a small electric motor powered by a battery of less than 10 kWh. A modest capacity which will not prevent its “power” typing as is the case on the SF90 (220 hp and up to 245 peak) and which will both contain the weight and fill it quickly. On the SF hypercar, the electric autonomy reaches about twenty kilometers. It could therefore be a second plug-in hybrid at Ferrari, while waiting for the Purosangue SUV which would also be eyeing this new engine for its debut in 2022.
Aesthetically, it is necessary for the moment to be satisfied with this prototype which voluntarily plays the resemblance with the SF90 before freeing itself from it later. The two tailpipes are for example fictitious here, as are the rear fenders knowingly inflated in order to confuse the tracks.
Published on 01/06/2021 Updated 01/06/2021