Ferrari’s next-generation hybrid V6 supercar has been spotted testing in a camo wrap. Read on to find out all we know about this highly anticipated new model.
- V6-powered hybrid Ferrari spotted
- Debut expected in 2022
- First Ferrari model since Dino to employ a V6
- Engine likely be a 3.0-litre twin-turbo
- Electric motor and battery may be similar to SF90
- Will go toe-to-toe with McLaren Artura
- New interior may have fully digital instrumentation
- Reveal in 2022 expected
The race for efficient hybrid performance started with cars like the Ferrari La Ferrari back in 2014, and now more ‘mainstream’ Ferrari models are getting the hybrid treatment, like the heavily camouflaged vehicle you see here.
Rumoured to have a V6 powerplant linked to an electric motor, this will be the marque’s entry-level hybrid offering and an alternative to the hybrid-powered McLaren Artura when it is launched in 2022.
New Ferrari V6 design
The heavily camo-wrapped test mule spied testing out on the roads bears some resemblance to the latest mid-engined SF90 and F8 Tributo supercars. The blunter front bumper design harks back a bit to the older Ferrari F430, and the high-mounted engine intakes behind the doors are a mid-engined Ferrari trademark.
The rear ends in a slightly elongated tail with two exhaust pipes sticking out the centre, just like in the hybrid SF90. The flat rear section is clearly a false panel with holes drilled out on either side for the taillights to shine through.
New Ferrari V6 interior
There is not much to go on yet but the spy shots that do reveal some of the interior show a design that is unlike any other Ferrari on sale today. There are paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel and the dashboard looks to be a fully digital unit, similar to that on the SF90 Stradale.
New Ferrari V6 engines and driving
The powerplant is rumoured to be a 3.0-litre V6 possibly based on the Nettuno Maserati motor, a design that has some parts in common with the existing Ferrari SF90’s V8.
The hybrid system may also be heavily based on the setup employed in the SF90, in that model a 7.9kW battery pack powers three electric motors (two up front and one in the rear) which offer a combined 220hp.
The hybrid V6 is expected to remain rear-wheel drive only so it may make use of just one rear-mounted electric motor. The total combined power output should be in the region of 700hp to 750hp, handily eclipsing the McLaren Artura’s 680hp while not stepping on the toes of the 800hp V12 Ferrari 812.
The SF90 offers a short all-electric range of up to 15-miles, with a similar battery pack and fewer electric motors, the V6 hybrid may offer a slightly longer range in EV mode.
New Ferrari V6 price and release date
The Ferrari V6 is due for release in 2022 and while no official pricing information has been revealed, we expect it to be around the £200,000 mark before options when it arrives in the UK. This would place it slightly above the £182,500 McLaren Artura and in line with the Ferrari F8 Tributo.
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