Spy pictures have revealed the upcoming Ferrari F171 mid-engined hybrid supercar, which is set to be the firm’s first model since the Dino to use a V6 engine.
- The engine will also be used in the Ferrari Purosangue SUV
- It will take on the upcoming McLaren Artura
- Spy pictures reveal updated bodywork
Codenamed F171, the new Ferrari will follow the SF90 Stradale as Maranello’s next hybrid supercar. While the Italian brand has been tight-lipped about the car’s development so far, it is understood to feature a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine with a single electric motor for hybrid power.
However, what sets it apart is that the F171 will be rear-wheel-drive only, as opposed to the SF90’s all-wheel-drive layout. As with the SF90, the new model will offer limited electric-only running, although it won’t be an expansive plug-in hybrid system. An earlier prototype of the new hybrid was seen using a heavily modified LaFerrari chassis, but the latest one features revised production bodywork, including fake exhaust pipes at the rear.
It’s also being said that the hybrid V6 powertrain will also be seen in the upcoming Purosangue SUV. Along with the Purosangue, the new hybrid is likely to be tasked with helping to expand Ferrari’s reach and line-up, and will further the brand’s electrification programme.
The F171 will take on competition from the upcoming McLaren Artura, which also has a similar powertrain setup. Earlier this year, Ferrari also confirmed that it will launch its first fully electric supercar, likely a twin-motor, all-wheel-drive two-seater, in 2025.