Ferrari has locked in the next member of its flagship hypercar lineage, as one of 15 new cars due by 2026 – including an electric vehicle.


Above: Ferrari’s upcoming Le Mans race car.

Italian exotic car specialist Ferrari has confirmed plans to introduce 15 new models by 2026 – including its first electric car, and a successor to the LaFerrari hypercar.

Few details of the new hypercar – dubbed the “Supercar” in product plans shown to investors overnight – have been announced, however Ferrari has all but confirmed it will use a development of its twin-turbocharged V8 engine and plug-in hybrid system.

The new model – due on sale by 2026 – will be the latest in a line of flagship Ferrari hypercars, spanning the 288 GTO of 1984, F40 of 1987, F50 of 1995, Enzo of 2002, and the latest LaFerrari of 2013 (in coupe form).



Just as Ferrari’s latest staple mid-engine supercar (the 296 GTB) ditched V8 for hybrid V6 power, the new hypercar will abandon the LaFerrari’s ‘closed-loop’ hybrid V12 in favour of a twin-turbo V8 plug in-hybrid system.

With four litres of displacement and three electric motors, the system develops 735kW in the all-wheel-drive SF90 supercar, its only application thus far – up on the LaFerrari’s 708kW peak output.

Ferrari says the new hypercar will serve as a “technological transfer from Formula One and Le Mans Hypercar [motorsport]” – with the brand’s entry into the latter motorsport category teased at the top of this story.



A focus will evidently be placed on race track performance, with an investor presentation given overnight hinting at a lap time around Ferrari’s home Fiorano test track as low as one minute and 15 seconds – well ahead of the SF90 and LaFerrari’s circa-1:19 claimed times.

The new hypercar will be just one of 15 new Ferrari models planned for launch between 2023 and 2026 – including the company’s first electric vehicle, previously confirmed for 2025.

Ferrari says the new EV will be a “a true Ferrari”, with “unique features”, “racing derived performance” and “exceptional handling” – aided by a new generation of electronic systems, including trick active anti-roll control suspension and “6D” sensors cutting braking distances by 10 per cent.



The electric car’s battery, motors and inverter will all be built in-house in Ferrari’s hometown of Maranello, with the vehicle itself to roll off a new assembly line built specifically for electric (and hybrid) vehicles.

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By 2026, Ferrari plans for 60 per cent of its model range (rather than sales) to be electrified – five per cent electric, and 55 per cent hybrid – which will grow to 80 per cent by 2030, split evenly between hybrid and electric propulsion.

Meanwhile, Ferrari anticipates at least 85 per cent of its product portfolio to comprise “range” models, covering the series-production V6 (296 GTB/GTS), V8 (Roma/Portofino) and V12 (the next 812) cars.



The remaining model mix will be split across the ‘special series’ cars with 10 per cent of the total – covering the track-focused Pista or Competizione versions of the range cars – and less than five per cent accounted for by the ultra-exclusive ‘Icona’ models, and the upcoming hypercar.

Among the 15 new cars is likely to be a replacement for the V12-powered 812 two-door – orders for which have now closed – along with the Roma and Portofino ‘entry-level’ cars, and an eventual track-focused version of the 296 GTB and GTS V6 hybrids.

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Whereas rival Lamborghini has seen its Urus SUV account for more than half of the brand’s sales, Ferrari’s upcoming Purosangue SUV will “not … exceed 20 per cent of annual shipments on average”, in a bid to maintain exclusivity.



Other highlights of Ferrari’s four-year 2022-2026 plan announced overnight include a greater focus on the ownership experience, with a new corporate identity, new luxury showrooms, longer extended warranties, bespoke vehicle servicing, and various digital services for owners.

The Italian car maker will continue its investment in motorsport – through Formula One, GT racing, and its upcoming Le Mans program – while focusing on sustainability, by going carbon neutral by 2030, and constructing a new forest near its headquarters.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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