Ferrari Hybrid Test Mule Spied In Maranello By Motor1.com Reader
After the LaFerrari 2013 and the SF90 Stradale 2019, Ferrari is preparing to introduce its third hybrid model. This time, the electrified prancing horse will be positioned at the bottom of the range in terms of price and should also be smaller. Members of FerrariChat the forums call him the “little brother”, and now the Motor1.com reader “Varryx” spotted one in the heart of Ferrari.
While it may look like a 488 GTB with strange camouflage and exhaust tips mounted higher, it is actually a test mule for a hybrid powertrain that Ferrari has been working on for some time. . The high voltage yellow stickers are the dead gift, but there are other signs that the car is not what it seems.
The side air intakes behind the doors are visibly larger than what we are used to seeing on an ordinary 488 GTB. Not only that, but the blue thread sticking out from the passenger side reveals that Ferrari was probably monitoring engine parameters. The wire seems to pass through the engine compartment at one end and inside the cabin at the other end, possibly connected to a laptop.
The test mule was seen sharing the road with the SF90 Stradale, which is not surprising given the electrifying nature of the two supercars. It is believed that the new addition to the Ferrari range will use a twin-turbo V6 engine and an electric motor for an unknown combined power. It goes without saying that it will be significantly less powerful than the SF90 Stradale and its 986 nose-up horsepower. Some say the hybrid powertrain will produce around 700 hp, but that remains to be seen.
Another piece of the puzzle we miss is related to the name of the car, although Dino’s revival has been floating around on the Internet for years. As for when the envelopes will be removed, the car would have been unveiled in the first quarter of next year, but it will not go into production until the third quarter of 2021. Meanwhile, the SF90 Stradale Spider and another vehicle will be probably unveiled later this year.