New Ferrari Supercar Will Have Pure-Electric Mode

  • Nick Jaynes has worked for more than a decade in automotive media industry. In that time, he's done it all—from public relations for Chevrolet to new-car reviews for Mashable. Nick now lives in Portland, Oregon and spends his weekends traversing off-road trails in his 100 Series Toyota Land Cruiser.

can be reached at nickjaynes@gmail.com
  • Nick Jaynes has worked for more than a decade in automotive media industry. In that time, he's done it all—from public relations for Chevrolet to new-car reviews for Mashable. Nick now lives in Portland, Oregon and spends his weekends traversing off-road trails in his 100 Series Toyota Land Cruiser.

can be reached at nickjaynes@gmail.com
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There’s a new electrified Ferrari coming. And it’s said to have a pure-electric mode.

The Internet’s series of tubes has been alight lately with rumors of a forthcoming Ferrari model slated above its current top-of-the-line chariot, the 812. The name of the car has not yet been revealed. But keen observers have pieced together theories on the prancing pony’s performance bona fides.

According to a new report in German car magazine Auto, Motor und Sport, the new Italian supercar will be powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8. In addition to which, it will feature three electric motors — one inside the transmission and two more in the front axle. The latter of which will drive the front wheels and give the car all-wheel drive capabilities.

Ferrari FXX-K Evo
The wild design of Ferrari’s FXX-K Evo will likely be outdone by the brand’s forthcoming hybrid hypercar. | Photo: Ferrari

 

All told, with the turbos spinning at full speed, the engine revving as hard as it can, and all the spare electrons spewing forth from the trio of electric motors, the Ferrari said to put out 986 horsepower. This is 197 ponies more than the current most-potent Ferrari, the 812, and 36 horsepower more than the last electrified Ferrari, the LaFerrari.

All told, this car is said to do a 0 to 62 mile-per-hour sprint in a neck-snapping 2.0 seconds.

Folks on Ferrari forums have also bandied about the theory that the car will have an all-electric range. This accords with a video of the camouflaged car silently making its way around the Fiorano racetrack. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a pure-electric 20-mile range from the car’s EV mode — if not more.

In terms of pricing, the soon-to-be-fastest Ferrari is expected to carry a $670,000 price tag. So, it won’t be cheap.

Thankfully, that’s not the only electrified Ferrari the Italian sports car maker has planned. It’s also expected to reveal a V6-powered hybrid sports car later this year.


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  • Nick Jaynes has worked for more than a decade in automotive media industry. In that time, he's done it all—from public relations for Chevrolet to new-car reviews for Mashable. Nick now lives in Portland, Oregon and spends his weekends traversing off-road trails in his 100 Series Toyota Land Cruiser.

can be reached at nickjaynes@gmail.com
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