There’s no turning back for Ferrari now. The Italian automaker is now fully invested in the world of hybrid powertrains as company CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that a Ferrari V-8 hybrid is coming in 2019.
Marchionne didn’t elaborate on the details just yet, but he did admit that test mules of the car are “around now.” If the hybrid powertrain finds its way into a production model as many expect it would, it would become the first series-production hybrid model Maranello has on the road since the Ferrari laFerrari
Hybrid cars. They really are the way of the future, especially if you want to keep making massive amounts of horsepower and performance while also complying with emissions standards, something that a company like Ferrari is definitely interested in. And it seems like a Ferrari hybrid V8 is just around the corner.
Speaking with Auto Express recently, company boss Sergio Marchionne gave some hints about what could be the first hybrid production-ready Ferrari since the LaFerrari. From the story:
“A Ferrari V8 hybrid is coming for 2019. The test mules are around now,” Marchionne confirmed.
Marchionne claims that the new powertrain “needs to become more of a traditional hybrid [than the LaFerrari] to fulfill a different role.”
“We will embrace electrification. It will become a mainstay in our portfolio,” Marchionne went on to say. Despite this, he also confirmed that more Ferraris powered solely by internal combustion engines will be launched in the coming year.