We are only one week away from the official reveal of Ferrari’s new hybrid supercar and we have to admit the Italians have done a good job keeping test prototypes hidden from sight.
These are the first photos of an actual prototype and not a test mule. Mind you, a prototype was also chased by a motorcyclist and a 488 Spider driver last week, but this is the clearest look yet at the hybrid supercar that will sit above both the F8 Tributo and the 812 Superfast in Ferrari’s lineup.
That’s because it will have a system output of 1,000 PS (986 hp) from an interesting setup: a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine assisted by three electric motors. According to recent reports, the as-yet-unnamed model will feature the same V8 engine as the F8 Tributo with help coming from two electric motors mounted on the front axle and a third motor integrated into the transmission.
Given this configuration, the hybrid supercar should feature e-AWD; the rumored 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of only 2.0 seconds certainly suggests that.
We don’t have many clues regarding the new Ferrari’s looks, but as these spy photos show, it will have the typical proportions of a mid-engined supercar. We can also see that it features two big round exhaust tips and sleek horizontal LED headlights. Also obvious are the massive brakes, most likely of the carbon ceramic kind.
The yellow warning sticker on the doors and the front bonnet is a clear indication that the prototype features an electrified powertrain. Underneath the heavy camouflage, the car should be pretty much finalized given that it’s scheduled to have its public debut on May 31.