Hybrid powertrains are very quickly becoming the go-to powertrain for automakers who want to squeeze every individual horse out of their cars. And with some of the fastest cars on the market being all-electric, there’s no doubt that high performance cars that currently only use an ICE will eventually move onto hybrid systems to keep up.
Ferrari has already shown evidence of this move, with the La Ferrari using a KERS system similar to an F1 car to extract more power for a limited amount of time. But a video from the YouTuber DrGumoLunatic has shown that they’re now producing a fully hybrid supercar with, not a V8 engine like usual, but a V6 – according to the sounds it’s making.
It looks like a Ferrari 488 chassis, heavily taped up to hide any differences in design. But on the side, the Bosch sticker hints at a hybrid system. Now, let’s not beat around the bush here. With Bosch producing everything from infotainment screens to traction control, it could be that we’re looking far too into this. But with a downsized engine, it’s far more likely that we are looking at the first Ferrari with a proper hybrid system.
Ferrari is said to be releasing a new V8 hybrid to outperform the 711bhp Pista, so it’s possible that this spotted Ferrari has been mistaken for a V6. But nonetheless, another hybrid Ferrari is more than welcome to grace our roads. Regardless, Ferrari is aiming for 60% of all of its cars on the road to be hybrid by the year 2022, which will include 15 new models (or variants). Whether this car is the first of this mission is yet to be confirmed.