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 Just Detailed the F8 Tributo’s Aerodynamics and It’s Sheer Genius
You can say what you want about the Ferrari F8 Tributo: that it’s not genuinely a brand-new car, that it doesn’t offer mild hybridization options given the grandfathered platform or that it looks too much like the 488 Pista. However, you can’t say that Ferrari didn’t go the extra mile when it comes to aerodynamics. In short, the F8 Tributo is a moving field day for the wind.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo was Ferrari’s surprise for the 89th edition of the Geneva Auto Show. It’s the successor of the impressive Ferrari 488 and, in pure Ferrari tradition, it promises to obliterate its elder peer. The 4.0-liter V-8 engine is shared with the 488 Pista, and it puts out 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. The F8 Tributo is lighter than a standard 488 but slightly heavier than the Pista and slightly slower than a McLaren 720S. With this being said, it still goes from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 211 mph, and it is an absolute monster in the corners. How? Thanks to all of those winglets, fins, and creases in the body.
Ferrari’s Special Projects Unit Has Created Some Sick One-Off Models
The Ferrari P80/C is Ferrari’s latest one-off creation. Details are just starting to come in at this point, but we do know that it’s going to be awesome. Such a description is par for the course when it comes to Ferrari Special Projects, Ferrari’s offshoot arm that develops and creates these one-off masterpieces. The Special Projects program started in 2007, and since then, we’ve seen some of the wildest and punchiest one-off supercars to wear a Prancing Horse badge. Over the course of 12 years, a handful of these one-off creations were unveiled to the public, but given Ferrari’s affluent clientele, only the automaker knows how many it has actually made. For all we know, there could be dozens of other one-offs tucked away in garages all over the world, having never met the prying eyes of a camera lens. But there have been some one-off Ferraris that have made public debuts. Check them out below.
We’re All On the Edge of Our Seats Waiting For Ferrari’s Next One-Off Project
Ferrari is all set to unveil its latest one-off project, and, as you might expect, everyone is waiting with bated breath to see what kind of model this new creation is going to be. The debut is set for today, March 25, at 3:00 p.m. CET. That’s at 10:00 a.m EST, which is literally in a few hours. Not much is known about the one-off model, but it is called the Prototype. The unveiling will take place in Hong Kong, and it will be hosted by official Ferrari dealer Blackbird Concessionaires. Rumors and teasers have been dropping left and right ahead of today’s debut. The Ferrari Prototipo is coming. Are you all ready?
The 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Joins Ferrari’s Lineup as a Successor to the 488
While some suggested Ferrari might give us a first glance at its upcoming SUV, it turns out that the other rumor - the one that said Ferrari was set to show off a successor to the 488 GTB - stood true. Meet the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo, an evolution of the 488 GTB with noticeably better performance and plenty of additional enhancements.
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.
Car for Sale: Unique 2011 Ferrari SP30 One-Off by Ferrari Special Projects
As you know, Ferrari will build you a unique model based on one of the cars they’re currently making if you’re wealthy enough to pay for the bill. Such a car is this, the SP30, which started life as a 599 GTO and went through a dramatic makeover receiving 458-style headlights and taillights that are identical to those on a 599 GTB.
Ever since Jim Glickenhaus and a few other Ferrari aficionados bathed into the limelight with their one-off Ferraris, the Maranello-based manufacturer realized there’s a market for ludicrous personalized cars made-to-order by very rich customers. Thus, Ferrari created the ’Special Projects’ program that helps long-standing Ferrari collectors that aren’t interested in buying just any boring model that rolls off of the production line to bring their vision to reality.
The SP30 was born back in 2012 and has since only traveled 65 miles according to the odometer. It’s so pristine that it even has the plastic wrap on the infotainment screen. RM/Sotheby’s wants you to send an inquiry if you’re interested in the price estimate, so we had to dig a bit to find the estimate and, in the end, just as expected, the auction house looks to get big bucks on the SP30: between $4.5 million and $5.7 million, to be precise.
Jesus Told a Man to Drive His Ferrari Into a Lake and He Was Happy to Oblige
A 48-year-old man drove his Ferrari into the Lake Worth Inlet in Palm Beach County, Florida claims that he did it because Jesus told him to. The man, identified as James A. Mucciaccio Jr., made headlines last month when he drove what looked like aFerrari 360 Modena into the water after a conversation with a police officer regarding an issue with Mucciaccio allegedly driving over the speed limit. When the police officer asked to his license, Mucciaccio got into the car, reversed it off the dock, then accelerated forward into the inlet, sending the Ferrari into the water. Apparently, the Lord Almighty himself was behind all of it, or so Mucciaccio claims.
Ferrari 275 GTB Prototype with Monte-Carlo Rally In Its Resume To Head For Auction
Over 50 years ago, Giorgio Pianta took on the grueling Monte-Carlo Rally not in a Mini, nor in a Citroen, not even in a Ford, but in a gorgeous, yellow Ferrari 275 GTB, with Maranello’s blessing. The car, looking the same as it did back in 1966 heads to the Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction that’s taking place between January 18th and 19th.
The 275 GTB was introduced in 1964 as a replacement to the aging 250 series. It was the first Ferrari to have a transaxle although the engine was still the venerable Colombo-designed 60-degree V-12. This particular example is one that has been used extensively for both show and go: it was showcased at motor shows, it was used as a mobile testbed, and it raced. Now, restored from end to end, it should fetch in excess of $8 million at auction, a price that’s not unheard of for a 275 GTB, especially since this one has a unique backstory and we all know that, many a time, the backstory is what sells a classic car.
Ferrari Could Have a Packed Booth at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
As is often the case, Ferrari doesn’t expect to have much of a presence at the 2019 North American International Auto Show this January. But two months later, in Geneva? That’s a completely different story. Information filtering through the FerrariChat forum puts the spotlight on the Italian automaker potentially having a number of debuts in Geneva, including the successor to the 488 GTB. None of the chatter is verified, but a number of members claim that the 488’s successor is coming sooner than later, possibly as soon as Geneva. The supercar’s timeline fits in with the claims as the 488 has been around since 2015 after replacing the 458 Italia. A four- to five-year run would be enough for the 488 GTB and would be enough for Ferrari to start thinking about what comes next after the model rides off into the sunset.
Car for Sale: Rare 2007 Ferarri 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato
The Ferrari 599 GTZ Nibbio Zagato was unveiled back in 2007 and was just limited to nine units worldwide. Compare this model to modern-day Ferraris, and you will notice how radically different this is from what the Italian manufacturer makes now. Upfront, it looks nothing but a Ferrari, but the rear is where it looks different. This is exactly what modern-day automakers must do, instead of following the Russian doll design. The 599 GTZ you see here is actually up for sale, assuming you can afford it.
Drag Race Battle - Ferrari 812 Superfast Versus Tesla Model X P100D
On paper, an SUV should have no business competing against a supercar in a drag race. But the cars in question, a Ferrari 812 Superfast and a Tesla Model X P100D, aren’t exactly too far apart in the performance category. One produces 588 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, while the other has 790 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque on tap. Line them side-by-side on a drag strip and the question of who wins isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds. In the end, such a race took place at the Drag Times home track of Palm Beach International Raceway. As for which car won? Watch the video and find out.