Ferrari will this year unveil a new mid-engined hybrid supercar, with more power and torque than the current 488 Pista.
The company's CEO, Louis Camilleri, confirmed the news at an earnings call, as reported by Automotive News. We know it'll combine a petrol V8 engine with electric augmentation, but whether or not it'll be a plug-in model, series hybrid, or merely use electrification for a KERS-style boost, remains a mystery.
It should also be more profitable than the current eight- and 12-cylinder models in the range, addressing concerns about the profitability of Ferrari's current 'entry-level' range. Whether that means it'll be more expensive than the $645,000 before on-road Pista remains to be seen.
According to Camilleri, a whopping 60 per cent of the Prancing Horse line-up will be hybrid by 2022. He also said there'll be a full-electric model coming after 2022, and argued customer reaction to the ironically-named Purosangue, or pure-blood, crossover has been positive.
Last year, we learned the V12 engine won't be going quietly into the night as Ferrari pushes towards the electrified future. Instead, it'll be treated to "continuous development", while the V8 will gain "technological step-ups". A new dual-clutch transmission is also in the works.
We may know more about the hybridised Ferrari supercar at the Geneva motor show, which kicks off in March.