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New Ferrari hypercar spied testing with Le Mans racer styling and big aero

Ferrari’s as-yet-unnamed creation is the successor to the LaFerrari, Enzo, F50 and F40

This is our clearest look yet at the Ferrari’s next-generation hypercar. It’s been spotted testing on public roads sporting a very aggressive aero kit and a design that appears to have taken inspiration from the Ferrari 499P race car that’s won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans twice now.  

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This latest prototype gives us a good idea of both the car’s proportions and some design details, such as the huge ducts in the bonnet and low, very aggressive front splitter. It’s hard to miss the massive rear wing too, which judging from our pictures, is active and can be adjusted on the fly.

At the rear, we can see the very tall and pronounced diffuser, plus a large central exhaust tip. We suspect there’s also a light bar underneath the camouflage, which would be similar to the one on the aforementioned 499P.

Unfortunately we still don’t know that many specifics about this new Ferrari hypercar, including its name. That said, previous images of the car indicate that it will feature a hybridised powertrain and at a Capital Markets Day presentation last year, Ferrari hinted that the newcomer would arrive with “technology transferred from Formula 1 and Le Mans Hypercar.”

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Ferrari’s next-generation hybrid tech should yield a power output well into four-figures – a necessity for a modern hypercar considering that there are now thousand horsepower electric saloons on sale.

As Ferrari’s hypercars generally map the path forward with tech that’s eventually applied in series production models, we expect this prototype to feature more potent electric motors and batteries to go alongside the internal combustion engine. As with the new F1 engine regulations that will come into force in 2026, the hybrid elements are being shifted from ‘assisting’ the combustion powertrains to now being responsible for a larger proportion of the outright performance. 

It’s still unclear what engine will be used in the hybrid system, but considering this as-yet-unnamed hypercar is the successor to the Ferrari Enzo and LaFerrari, both of which had V12 engines, that’s not out of the question here, too. Especially when the new Ferrari 12Cilindri unveiled in May has a 818bhp, naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 under the bonnet.

Although, the company’s chief marketing officer Enrico Galliera told Auto Express in 2019: “To be honest, electrifying a V12 means creating a very, probably heavy and big car. So electrification ideally should be coupled with smaller engines.” This suggests to us that Ferrari may opt instead for a twin-turbo V8, like those found in the SF90 and SF90 XX Stradale. 

We’ll have to wait until later this year or potentially sometime in 2025 before Ferrari itself starts dishing out any official details. But as the next-generation of the world’s most sought after series of hypercars, it’s likely that every single unit will be spoken for months before the public unveiling.

Are you excited to see Ferrari's new hypercar shed its camouflage? Let us know in the comments section below...

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As our news reporter, Ellis is responsible for covering everything new and exciting in the motoring world, from quirky quadricycles to luxury MPVs. He was previously the content editor for DrivingElectric and won the Newspress Automotive Journalist Rising Star award in 2022.

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