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Ferrari to debut 735kW hybrid supercar

Members of the Ferrari Chat forum speculate that the hybrid Ferrari will combine a V8 petrol engine with three electric motors.

A leaked event invitation has shed new light on the forthcoming hybrid Ferrari, confirming that the mid-engined electrified supercar will deliver almost 1000hp (735kW) of power, and make its public debut on May 31 in Maranello.

Ferrari chief executive officer Louis Camilleri dropped a few details on the electrically assisted car at a financial presentation recently, saying that the vehicle would sit above the 812 Superfast in the brand’s line-up, and will not be “a 488 replacement per se”. 

A member of the Ferrari Chat forum posted a copy of an invitation to the unveiling event, which sparked speculation that the vehicle – codenamed ‘Big Brother’ – will make use of a V8 engine combined with three electric motors.

If the new model indeed employs a three-motor configuration, it will open the door for torque vectoring technology to better manage the 735kW powerplant.

Other Ferrari Chat users claim that Big Brother will out-perform the LaFerrari, and will be priced from 600,000 euros ($969,179), however, the Prancing Horse brand has not officially confirmed these details.

Earlier this year, Ferrari announced plans to launch five new models in 2019, starting with the already revealed F8 Tributo, which will replace the current 488 GTB. 

Ferrari has also said that it plans to introduce its first-ever SUV model by 2020, and offer a range of hybrid options in its sportscar line-up by 2021.

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