The Ferrari F8 Tributo is handiest two years outdated, however the rocketship-quick mid-engined supercar is slightly lengthy within the teeth. We handiest met the F8 again in 2019 as a 2020 type, and even supposing Ferrari won’t ever admit this subsequent phase, the F8 Tributo was once in reality a stopgap measure to stay the 488 GTB aggressive towards the shockingly good McLaren 720S. Therefore each automobiles having an identical 711 hp outputs. Talking of items Ferrari won’t ever admit, the F8 is being changed through a supercar with a hybrid V-6. And it will occur quicker than later.
Meet the Dino, or most likely the SF60, and yeah, we have made each names up. It will crib its platform from the Maserati MC20. We all know the MC20 is mid-engine and uses an engine that stocks options with Alfa Romeo’s 90-degree 2.9-liter V-6. Dubbed Nettuno, Maserati’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 makes 621 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque, plus it has a Honda CVCC-like further set of spark plugs and mini-combustion chambers. Bringing all of it complete circle, each Maserati’s and Alfa Romeo’s V-6 engines are derived from Ferrari’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8, handiest with two cylinders lopped off. Additionally, the carbon-fiber monocoque MC20 platform has been designed from the starting to settle for a battery-electric powertrain. That means motor mounts and wiring passages were baked in from day one. A hybrid powertrain could be simple to put in force in a platform designed for each gasoline and EV tasks.
Sure, the brand new entry-level mid-engine Ferrari can be a hybrid. A plug-in hybrid to be explicit. Following within the footsteps of the mighty SF90, the imminent Ferrari will pack no less than one electrical motor to lend a hand with ahead propulsion. We are listening to that the overall machine output can be within the 800 to 840 hp vary, so we’re going to bet 3 motors. We will perform a little simple extrapolating right here. The SF90 has a complete machine output of 976 hp, with the gasoline-powered V-8 generating 769 hp. This implies 207 of the top blended hp comes from the hybrid a part of the powertrain. And sure, “blended hp” is a black and mysterious artwork. Assuming the plug-in hybrid elements are the similar as the ones of the SF90, we merely upload the 207 hp to the MC20’s 621 to get 828 hp—which might be 840 metric horses, a sum that still simply occurs to be the precise quantity given through our supply. This stuff write themselves.
We will additionally infer that the Dino could have the similar—or a an identical—battery because the SF90. That mentioned, given the MC20’s chassis is smaller than the 458/488/F8 platform the SF90 is in line with, it is conceivable the brand new six-cylinder Ferrari gets away with a smaller battery pack. There can be a “pizza motor” sandwiched between the V-6 and the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (the MC20 additionally has an eight-speed dual-clutch). Be expecting two traction motors, one powering every entrance wheel, too. The entrance motors will take care of the EV riding tasks, similar to within the SF90, in addition to opposite since the dual-clutch gearbox has no opposite equipment. Which means, just like the SF90, this child Ferrari can transfer between front-wheel-, all-wheel-, and rear-wheel-drive settings, because the entrance motors forestall spinning above 130 mph.
We will infer every other factor. This new automotive can be faster than each the 812 Superfast and the 812 Superfast Competizione, as now not handiest is the 812 a a lot more huge automotive that is RWD handiest, however the “commonplace” model makes 789 hp, while the Competizione makes “simply” 819 hp. The infant SF90 can be AWD, smaller, extra tough, and game instant electrical torque. Once more, a V-6—powered the rest can be faster than a large canine V-12 Fezza. And right here you idea 2020 was once loopy! The Superfast can be sooner than the Dino, on the other hand, as it keeps its superb V-12’s complete energy output the entire solution to its 211-mph best pace. Possibly name the brand new automotive the Superquick? Only a idea.
The query turns into when do we see this new gadget? The solution is quickly. We bet we’re going to see the brand new Dino or SF60 or no matter Ferrari calls it on or round September 7—the primary day of the 2021 Frankfurt Motor Show. Why now not look forward to Geneva? As a result of Ferrari has one thing even larger deliberate. I am speaking concerning the emblem’s first-ever SUV, the Purosange. Just like the SF90 and this new V-6 type, the Purosange can also be a PHEV. We’re going to move forward and bet that the Ferrari SUV will employ the truth the hybrid bits can mate to each the corporate’s V-6 and V-8 engines. All can be published in March. And we’re going to be informed the whole thing concerning the Dino come September, even though one supply is announcing Ferrari may divulge its $300,000-plus V-6 hybrid supercar even quicker than that—like possibly within the subsequent month or two. Till then, yeah guy, it’s kind of unhappy that the generation of the mid-engine V-8 is coming to a detailed. However are you going to show your nostril up at a mini-hypercar packing doubtlessly 828 horses? Did not suppose so.