The Potential Engine Choices For the 2022 Ferrari Pursangue Will Blow Your Mind
Ferrari is in a bit of a sauce. It has to persuade the market and its loyal fans that the SUV is a good thing and that n/a engine is not. That is like persuading Americans that socialism works. Not impossible, but tough. And expensive.
So much so that Ferrari already had to announce that the Purosangue won’t be a classic SUV (I don’t know how Ferrari can reinvent the wheel, but let’s see). Plus, it will probably feature a hybrid propulsion system in all its iterations.
That is the big question that burns through the Internet gearhead community. Right now, the word on the street is that the Purosangue engine bay can accept anything - a V-6, V-8, or even the V-12 - and any one of them could sport a hybrid system. Note that it could be scaled to offer a V-6, V-8, or V-12, all of which could be hybrid or non-hybrid.
How Much will the 2021 Ferrari SF90 Cost?
Ferrari undoubtedly stole all of the headlines in the automotive world this week when it released the first official images of its next hypercar, the SF90 Stradale. Immediately, people started touting it as the "replacement for the LaFerrari," but this isn’t the case. No, the SF90 Stradale is just Ferrari’s first PHEV and just the most powerful Ferrari road car ever made with a combined output of 986 horsepower, 37 more than the LaFerrari. What this means is that it will be expensive but not as expensive as you think it’ll be and it also won’t be as rare as you think it’ll be since Ferrari won’t make it in limited quantities like in the case of the LaFerrari or the Enzo.
Now, before I jump into hiding to dodge any rocks that may be heading my way, let me tell you that, upon seeing the SF90 Stradale, I thought it looks a bit uninspiring for it to be the next Ferrari halo car. Not that it’s ugly as such, it just doesn’t stand out the way a LaFerrari, an Enzo or an F40 all do in their own very specific ways. Of course, the SF90 Stradale does stand out when you look at the numbers: 986 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V-8 working together with three electric motors, 590 pound-feet of twist just from the V-8, a dry weight of just 3,461 pounds in its track-oriented guise, 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds, 0-124 mph in 6.7 seconds, and a top speed in excess of 211 mph. Oh, and it’s also quicker around Fiorano than the LaFerrari.
Now, after successfully bombarding you with all these numbers you’ve most likely read before, I’ll tell you why I think the SF90 Stradale really matters: it matters because it’s very much the future, a car that utilizes F1 tech to the point that Ferrari have named it after its current F1 contender and only added the ’Stradale’ designation, one that’s been dormant for some 15 years, to signal to everyone that, yes, indeed, you can take it out to shop for groceries and, in fact, it can go in all-electric mode for 16 miles, more than a Honda Accord PHEV. So, how much will you have to pay for a Ferrari that allows you to drive more than an Accord while holding hands with nature?
Your Car Has Something That the Ferrari SF90 Stradale Doesn’t Have
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is, by far, the craziest car to ever come from the Italian brand’s stable. Maybe not so much in exterior design – not that it doesn’t have some pretty crazy aerodynamics – but in terms of equipment and performance. We’re talking about Ferrari’s first true, plug-in hybrid that, when set in the proper mode, can unleash as much as 986 horsepower and, probably, more than the advertised 590 pound-feet of torque. So, the car has some pretty awesome power for something that’ll likely cost less than $500,000, and it has a pretty dominating look. Hell, it even has a 16-inch digital display inside. With all of Ferrari’s latest technology packed into one hybrid vehicle, how is it possible that the car in your driveway – be it a 1990 Toyota Corolla or a brand-new Porsche 911 – has something that the brand-new Ferrari SF9 Stradale doesn’t have? Well, it is possible. And, believe it or not, it’s something that even some modern motorcycles have.
2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale PHEV - Quirks and Facts You Have To Know About
Ferrari introduced the first-ever plug-in hybrid dubbed the SF90 Stradale. It is quicker than the mighty LaFerrari, capable of driving on electricity, and it can reach 124 mph in a staggering 6.7 seconds when in attack mode. All of that at a dramatically lower price compared to any other Ferrari capable of such a feat.
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Ferrari Hybrid Showdown: SF90 Stradale vs LaFerrari
Ferrari just unleashed its latest range-topping hypercar, the SF90 Stradale. A spiritual successor to the LaFerrari based on its hybrid drivetrain. Surprisingly enough, the SF90 Stradale comes less than a year after production of the LaFerrari ended in August 2018. By contrast, the LaFerrari came into the spotlight a whopping nine years after its predecessor, the Enzo, went into the history book. The Enzo itself arrived five years after the F50. That’s probably because today’s fast-paced industry no longer allows Ferrari to take such long breaks between hypercars. With the SF90 unveiled and official, we’re obviously wondering how it compares to the LaFerrari. Let’s find out below.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale Marks Progress and Breaks a Lot of In-House Records
The 2020 Ferrari SF90 isn’t the first Ferrari hybrid – that title is reserved for the Ferrari LaFerrari. It is, however, a huge stepping stone into Ferrari’s electrified future and it sets a bunch of in-house records in the process. What would you say if I told you that the new SF90 Stradale was actually the most powerful V-8 Ferrari ever made? What if I told you that the SF90 is also the most powerful road-legal Ferrari ever produced? What if I told you that it’s the only model outside of the GTC4Lusso to be driven by all four wheels? What if I told you that it Kicked the LaFerrari’s ass around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track? Okay, well, that one is a little exaggerated – it didn’t actually kick the LaFerrari’s ass, but it very well may have beat it by a few tenths of a second. You can see the pattern here, so let’s dive into the goods a little more.
2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale
Announced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the new Ferrari V-6 hybrid is ready for introduction this summer. Expected in a mid-engine form, the Ferrari with a hybridized V-6 propulsion system will probably slot below the F8 Tributo and ride on a modular platform that will underpin at least one more Ferrari supercar in the future. Maybe the one with the V-8 hybrid system.
Chief Technical Officer Michael Leiters presented Ferrari’s product strategy back in September in 2018 and announced the new Ferrari V-6 family:
"We will develop a totally new V6 family based on a very, very particular, innovative architecture with plenty of innovations regarding technologies and components."
We spied the Ferrari V-6 hybrid in prototype form in Sweden and Germany. Our spy photographers heard V-6 sounds while some videos, filmed in Maranello before that, apparently show the Ferrari V-6 hybrid running on electric power only. Even though this may be the case for the prototype, I doubt that the Ferrari V-6 mid-engine supercar will have an only-electric drive mode. However, Ferrari marketing head, Enrico Galleria reported some time ago that the Ferrari hybrid GT cars will probably have a Plug-In Hybrid technology. The Purosangue SUV as well!
Now, we have our first look at the first Ferrari Hybrid V-6 as it was doing some cold-weather testing.
Update 5/29/2019:Ferrari has just debuted the all-new SF90 Stradale, a V-8, hybrid supercar that is already stealing a lot of thunder from the Ferrari LaFerrari. Check out our special gallery below to get your first look while we update this review!
Ferrari Wants to Keep its V-12 Alive but Won’t Consider Going Hybrid
If all that was stopping you from liking the ludicrous 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari was the fact that its 6.3-liter V-12 engine was paired with an electric motor, Ferrari’s latest plans will appease to you greatly. The house of Maranello announced that it will stick to building V-12-engined cars in the future but they won’t feature a hybrid drivetrain as the LaFerrari did.
Ferrari’s high-revving V-12 is one of the company’s treasures and, by the looks of things, we won’t wave goodbye to this behemoth yet although other manufacturers are constantly looking at ways to downsize their engines. Mercedes-Benz, for instance, unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show the S65 AMG Final Edition, the last S Class to be powered by a V-12, while BMW’s M760Li XDrive is on its last legs too. So we’re glad Ferrari won’t budge so easy with the wind of change blowing in its face.
Ferrari’s Hybrid V-8 Supercar is Poised to Debut This Year but Where Will We Actually See It?
Ferrari has long prided itself on offering the finest driving machines around, and for years, the formula was quite simple - engine in the middle, power at the back, sharp suspension in the corners, and lots of wing at both ends. Now, however, as new technology finds its way into the performance sector, the Prancing Horse has been forced to adapt, which means the adoption of stuff like hybrid powerplants. And as it turns out, electrified assistance will become a major part of Ferrari’s offerings in just a few short years, starting with an upcoming V-8 supercar.
Ferrari’s SUV Will Be Called the Purosangue; Launch Scheduled In 2022
Ferrari’s highly anticipated SUV now has a name. It’s going to be called the Purosangue, and it’s scheduled to arrive sometime in late 2022. That’s the word that came out of the automaker’s future product roadmap. It’s also the first concrete evidence that the Prancing Horse is venturing into the world of SUVs. Specific details are still sketchy at this point, but the Purosangue will sit on a new front-engined platform that can accommodate all-wheel drive and electrification.
Is Ferrari Working On a Hybrid Sports Car?
A Ferrari test mule sporting the face of the Ferrari 458 was captured on video under the power of what appears to be (or sounds like) a hybrid-based powertrain. The video, which showed up on YouTube last July, has been thrust back into the spotlight because of the unusual configuration. At the very least, there are a number of clues on the car that points to what Ferrari is doing, specifically developing hybrid technology for use on one — or more — of its future cars.
Ferrari Will Take on the Lamborghini Urus with a Hybrid SUV
This news may not appeal to the purists but will surely grab attention. Earlier this year, Ferrari confirmed an SUV is in works and will be arriving in 2019 or 2020. Now it is being reported it will use a hybrid system. Are we ready for a silent SUV from a company known for its engine notes? Read on for more details.
Ferrari to Deliver Hybrid V-8 in 2019 - Will it be Used to Fight the Lamborghini Urus SUV?
There’s no turning back for Ferrari now. The Italian automaker is now fully invested in the world of hybrid powertrains as company CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that a Ferrari V-8 hybrid is coming in 2019. Marchionne didn’t elaborate on the details just yet, but he did admit that test mules of the car are “around now.” If the hybrid powertrain finds its way into a production model as many expect it would, it would become the first series-production hybrid model Maranello has on the road since the Ferrari LaFerrari.
Ferrari Looking To Rely More On Hybrid Technology
There’s a fundamental shift brewing within Maranello as Ferrari appears keen to embrace hybrid technology in an attempt to boost its sales volume above 10,000 units. No less than Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne himself hinted at the potential of hybrid tech as a catalyst to increase the brand’s profitability, which is already on pace for a record-breaking 2016 on the back of rising sales and profits.
Speaking to Reuters, Marchionne hinted the company’s plan to expand its use of hybrid technology. He didn’t dive into the specifics, but he did say that all Ferrari models that will be sold from 2019 will at least have some hybrid elements to it. Not only could such a strategy remove, or at least mitigate the pressure of having to adhere to CO2 regulations, it also opens Ferrari up to expand its reach to other markets that have begun to embrace hybrid technology.
From a technical standpoint, Ferrari is also eyeing other ventures into zero-emissions technology beyond the benefits offered by hybrids. There’s even the possibility of seeing combinations of combustion engines and electrification, which could yield to increased performance for future Ferrari models. All these plans are possibilities in the eyes of Maranello, but Marchionne was also quick to point out that nothing concrete has been laid out and plans could still change depending on the climate of the industry.
Still, it says a lot about the current state of the business when a company as notoriously stubborn as Ferrari has begun to see the significance of hybrid technology and the role it’s going to play in shaping the industry. It’s not just with mainstream models anymore; performance and luxury brands are also poised to benefit from the technology and the Prancing Horse is beginning to recognize that.
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Ferrari Patent Application Reveals Plans For New Hybrid System
A few years ago, the mere suggestion of Ferrari being remotely interested in pursuing hybrid technology would’ve been met with fits of laughter. Things have certainly changed over there in Maranello with the launch of the Ferrari LaFerrari, and now it appears that the Italian automaker is doubling down on hybrid technology. According to Autocar, Ferrari filed a patent application in June 2015 for a future production model that will prominently feature a hybrid technology that the company is currently developing. The objective of this tech is to build a series production car with supercar-like performance capabilities and the efficiency to travel as much as 30 miles in pure electric mode.
Details surrounding the development are being kept under wraps so far, but Autocar pointed out that the patents showed a model with a front-engined layout, a telling indicator that they could be used on the eventual successor of the Ferrari F12berlinetta. Just as important is the layout of the new hybrid tech, which shows batteries made up of a series of individual cylindrical cells that are mounted to a “support matrix” and integrated into the floor structure of the car, and an electric motor mounted to the transmission. This new system is different and more advanced than the system used on the 599 Hybrid concept from 2010. That model came with a pair of small lithium ion batteries that had a combined capacity of 3kWh, a relatively pedestrian figure by today’s standards.
In addition, the more advanced hybrid layout also makes it suitable for future Ferraris that will carry either front or mid-mounted engines. If the patent moves forward, expect Ferrari to have multiple uses for the hybrid system, including the possibility of integrating it, or slightly altered versions of it, into the Ferrari Dino — the automaker’s future entry-level model that’s scheduled to arrive in 2017 or 2018, and the aforementioned successor of the F12berlinetta.
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Being connected is an important thing in the auto industry, especially if you’re trying to negotiate with three of the world’s most famous automakers to have them lend you their new hybrid hypercars so you can test out all three at the same time. Chris Harris is one of the most connected journos in the business and even he had some difficulty getting Porsche, McLaren, and Ferrari on board. Fortunately, his persistence paid off and the result is this.
This episode of “Chris Harris on Cars” runs 52 minutes long. It’s probably the longest episode of the show, but for good reason. In it, Harris finally got the opportunity to drive, compare, and analyze the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1, and Ferrari LaFerrari, all together in one race track. An event of such magnitude deserves as much time as can be filmed and Harris even tapped into a few buddies of his to help him sort through all the awesomeness provided by the troika of hybrid hypercars. In case you spot fellow journo Tiff Needel and racer Marino Franchitti, they’re there to give Harris a helping hand.
Also in the episode are the engineers and mechanics of all three manufacturers. That pretty much tells you how seriously these companies are taking this test run. Engineers from McLaren and Ferrari even had a little argument on the tires the P1 and LaFerrari would run in, but as Harris himself pointed out, everything was smoothened out by Pirelli and all three cars eventually took their respective moments in the spotlight.
Since this is basically a whole hour’s worth of viewing, I’m not going to spoil everything that happened during Harris’ time with the three hypercars. There are just too many things that happened that it might be best if viewers just watch it themselves. So sit back and enjoy the ride. Chris Harris finally gets to have his party, with the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1, and Ferrari LaFerrari all in attendance.
Motor Trend has had a chance to give the LaFerrari a test drive and provide an opinion about what it’s like to drive, but it hasn’t been instrument tested until now. The results are important because the car is in the running for the title of quickest production car in the world. And this video is therefore all about numbers. The reviewer talks a bit about the looks of the car and the impression of driving, but it’s really a question of which car is fastest. There might still be some debate after this video, but the LaFerrari’s unbelievably consistent quarter mile times are an important thing to make note of.
It’s sometimes difficult to know where to start when talking about cars like the LaFerrari. Big technological leaps forward are discussed for years, as people keep finding new ways to be amazed by cars like the Ferrari F40, the McLaren F1 and the Bugatti Veyron. But there is currently a whole crop of hypercars on the market from big-name competitors. So the LaFerrari is sharing the spotlight with the Porsche 918 Spider and the McLaren P1, and while all three will be remembered, whichever one proves to be consistently fastest will be remembered the best.