Just spotted a new prototype, Forgive our excitement and laughter as the driver was trying all the time to hide from us jn the parking lot and took different exits to get away. When being chased by a 488 spyder, that's not an easy thing to do... any suggestions or comments on what it could be ? Love the double exhaust ! You seen it first on @9000lambo !!!
Looking closely, the size and shape is very similar to the F8 Tributo, which is the latest evolution of the 488 GTB, and the 458 GTB before that. The shape of the rear spoiler and the edge of the front nose are particularly similar to the F8. But there are a couple differences, starting with the exhaust. On the regular car, the pipes are mounted low and set far apart. On this prototype, the pipes come out much higher up, and they're very close together. On top of that, you can just make out the triangular electrocution hazard sticker on one side of the car. This suggests it's a hybrid.
Just spotted this world premiere prototype, the driver was trying to get away from us the whole time.some say it will be the 1 million euro supercar ferrari is building. Any guesses on your behalf what it is ? View full video on instagram tv ! #ferrari #ferrariprototype #ferrarispypics #spyvideo #f488 @shmee150 cheerrs #ferrarihybrid @motortrend @motor1com @autoblognl
A hybrid Ferrari similar to the F8 makes sense with other news we've heard recently. The company has confirmed it's working on hybrid drivetrains. Past reports say that one of them is a V6 hybrid with as much as 728 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque, and the other is a V8 hybrid with unknown performance, but most certainly greater than the V6. The first of the engines will be released in May, and since Ferrari's CEO said it will exceed the 812 Superfast, which makes 789 horsepower, that first engine will probably be the V8.
This could be a prototype of Ferrari's soon-to-be-released V8 hybrid. It's also possible that this is simply a powertrain test mule, or a prototype for the V6 model coming later. At least we're half way through May, so we should have the answers to our questions very soon.