The entire automotive industry is moving towards electrification, and that includes supercar makers. Ferrari is no exception—even with its low-volume production, it's subject to the same emissions standards as everyone else. That's why Ferrari's future will be full of hybrids, according to the man in charge.
Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne that every Ferrari sold from 2019 on will be a hybrid of some sort. Marchionne's ultimate goal for Ferrari is to sell 10,000 cars per year by 2025, but hitting that production level will mean the supercar maker is no longer exempt from certain emissions and fuel economy regulations.
Marchionne didn't specify what sort of hybrid tech Ferrari would employ, only saying that the company will combine internal combustion and electrification to "yield additional performance." Ferrari first used this strategy with the LaFerrari hypercar (pictured above), which used a 161-hp electric motor to compliment a high-revving, 789-hp V12.
Earlier this year, we reported that Ferrari was granted a patent for a new modular chassis architecture for both front- and mid-engined hybrid cars. Ferrari also reportedly wants to use a naturally aspirated V12 in the successor to the current F12. Some sort of hybrid technology would no doubt improve on the current car's emissions and fuel economy, and perhaps help the new car surpass the current F12tdf's 770 horsepower.
, Marchionne says we can also expect an expanded Ferrari lineup with more cars focused on everyday use. Reuters cites the new, V8-powered GTC4Lusso T as an example of Ferrari's future direction. Could Marchionne's plan mean the long-awaited, entry-level Dino is on its way? We certainly hope so.
Given the performance of the LaFerrari–the quickest car we've ever tested–we have a feel for how excellent Ferrari hybrids can be. If electric motors can make Ferraris greener and quicker, it sounds like a win-win to us.