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This Weird Test Mule Could Be the Ferrari V-6 Hybrid Nobody is Talking About

This V-6 Hybrid mule looks like the SF90 Stradale, but is so much quieter and tamed

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In the case of automobiles, there are two approaches to ‘save the environment’ currently. One is to adopt electrification and the other is to downsize the engine before eventually switching to electrification. Ferrari is working on both parallelly, or so it seems. The company is working on a V-6 hybrid engine, but not a lot is known about it.

A video, however, has now surfaced on the internet. It was uploaded by Instagram user Anna Maria Catalano and it shows a camouflage-wrapped hybrid supercar that sounds a lot tamer than you would expect a Ferrari to be. But, isn’t completely silent either, so it seems to be the V-6 hybrid undercover… literally.

Where Are The Loud Grunts And Roars?

This Weird Test Mule Could Be the Ferrari V-6 Hybrid Nobody is Talking About
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There’s absolutely no information available on it, but we could hear more about it and spot such test mules in the near future

The car was spotted close to Ferrari’s factory in Italy. The car was covered in camouflage, but you get clear glimpses of it in the last few seconds of the video. With the rounded headlights and the dual-exit tailpipe arrangement in the middle, it seems to share the styling elements with the SF90 Stradale. But, what caught everyone’s attention is how it sounds. It doesn’t have the typical grunts and roars of a V-8 or a bigger engine, but it isn’t just some motors whirring either. It sounds sporty but tamed.

We know that Ferrari is working on a V-6 engine and we are mentally prepared for it, but we can’t help but be surprised when we hear such muted thrums. The V-6 powered car, with the SF90 Stradale’s design cues, will slot below it and could be the F8 Tributo’s successor. It could be one of the cheapest models on offer and will open up the brand to a larger crowd.

This Weird Test Mule Could Be the Ferrari V-6 Hybrid Nobody is Talking About
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It could be an entry level model
The car looks like an SF90 Stradale from behind, but didn’t sound like one. This means the V-6 model will slot much below it

Is this just a revenue-generating stream, or will it still be as good as a Ferrari V-8 or a V-10? We highly doubt it, but can be hopeful it doesn’t disappoint. What is your take on the upcoming Ferrari V-6? Share them with us in the comments section below.


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