Back in 2016, the late Sergio Marchionne announced that a series-production hybrid Ferrari would arrive in 2019. Around a year ago, Marchionne confirmed that this car will have a V-8 engine, and at its capital markets day presentation last September, Ferrari said it's working on a new mid-engine hybrid supercar platform. Now it's all coming together.
that Ferrari's first mid-engine, hybrid V-8 supercar will arrive this year. Marchionne's successor, Louis Camilleri, reportedly announced this on a January 31st earnings call, but didn't divulge any further information. But we've got a few ideas of what Ferrari has up its sleeve.
There are two possibilities for what this car will be. Ferrari is working on a successor to the 488, and based on previous Ferrari mid-engine V8 lifecycles, that car will likely arrive this year. But, we also know that Ferrari is working on a new mid-engine car to sit above the 488, and that might be this hybrid. Perhaps the 488 successor will be a V-8 non-hybrid and the car above it will be a V-8 hybrid. Or maybe it'll be a V-12. When asked, a Ferrari representative could offer no further comment, so we'll have to wait to find out.
Automotive News reports that this car won't debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, which is unusual, because Ferrari typically likes to show off something big and important there. This car will instead be unveiled at a separate event later in the year. As for what we'll see in Geneva next month from Ferrari, we're not sure. Maybe a hotter version of the 812 Superfast. Or maybe the 488 successor isn't a hybrid, and it's Geneva-bound. We'll find out in the coming weeks.