Ferrari Hybrid V8 Will Not Make You Miss The V12, New Supercar Coming In 2019

Ferrari’s confirmed it will build a regular-production hybrid V8 vehicle beginning next year, saying that the prototypes are undergoing testing now and that the system will be more integral to the drivetrain than the V12 LaFerrari’s KERS energy-scavenging hybrid tech.

That is a strong hint – one delivered directly from CEO Sergio Marchionne to >Top Gear – that the upcoming vehicle driven by this powerplant will be a plug-in; the 2019 release date suggests, too, that it’ll likely be the also-confirmed SUV, since everything else in Ferrari’s lineup is too new to be refreshed or replaced.

“There are [test] mules running around right now,” Marchionne told the magazine, underscoring the performance the hybrid will bring to the table. “When you drive the new Ferrari hybrid, well, you can tell me then how much you miss the V12.”

Top Gear also got out of Marchionne that the automaker is strongly looking at building a continuation car version of its classic 250 GTO some time in the next few years, following in the hugely lucrative steps of rivals like Jaguar.

“I struggle with the term ‘continuation car’. What Jaguar has done with the lightweight cars is clever, but reinventing the 250 is a tough gig, and living off the spoils of the past is a bad habit to get into. But there’s definitely a platform there, and hopefully we can show you something in the next few years.”

Source :

Ferrari’s V8 hybrid is arriving next year and may be in an SUV
Ferrari to Put Series Production Hybrid on Sale Next Year
Ferrari unveils first hybrid supercar FXX K
Carmakers accused of delaying the release of cleaner hybrid and electric vehicles until current stock of diesels have been sold to maximise profits
2014 Autoweek New Car Buyers Guide
All Ate Up With Motor: Cadillac Announces a New Engine It’s Keeping for Itself
The 8 greatest naturally-aspirated engines we’ll miss
2019 Audi A6 First Look
These are the 20 greatest Ferraris ever made
Ferrari Enzo successor to make 920 hp: New flagship to churn out near-Veyron power at near-Dino weight