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Next Ferrari hypercar spied in development

Ferrari’s next ground-breaking hypercar is on its way

A new generation Ferrari hypercar is on its way, with the Italian marque spotted carrying out testing on a new hybridised flagship due sometime in 2023. The new hypercar coincides with Ferrari’s announcement that it will enter the Le Mans Hypercar class with a bespoke racer in the WEC, and cap reformed Ferrari range that has seen the traditional model structure reformed with new variants like the SF90 and Roma over the last couple of years. 

As with the LaFerrari, this new model will incorporate hybrid technology into the powertrain, something confirmed by the charge ports visible on the prototype, which despite its LaFerrari bodywork, will feature a bespoke design.

The use of LaFerrari bodywork also signals the new hypercar’s proportions, which mimic the narrow cabin and wide footprint of its predecessor. We also expect this new model to utilise a carbonfibre structure, rather than the aluminium spaceframe of the SF90 and F8 Tributo.

What powertrain this new hypercar will use is more of a mystery, as there’s little-to-no gauge on whether it’ll utilise a V12, the F154 twin-turbocharged V8 or indeed Ferrari’s new twin-turbo V6 it also has in development. 

How related this future hypercar is to the WEC racer, is also an unknown. Without the need to produce road-going homologation models of the racer as was initially planned, Ferrari’s co-development of this new hypercar with the racing division could now be split off from the road car project entirely, allowing both race and road car development to head in their own directions.

An underlying connection between the two will still likely linger, though, with this model taking advantage of the racer’s lighter and stiffer construction to create a more focused driving experience. This could result in a lighter and simpler package than something like the SF90, which thanks to its three different motors, battery package and all-wheel drive capability is a heavy beast.

Unfortunately, we still have a while to wait to see what comes of Ferrari’s next hypercar, but until then there will be plenty happening in Maranello, with its first SUV coming next year, a new twin-turbo V6 in development, plus simultaneous F1 and WEC racing development to brand new regulations.

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