Ferrari are famous for their big V12 engine's, shouty exhausts and terrible fuel economy. So whats all this about an electric Ferrari?
We know Ferrari are working on a new hybrid vehicle, the SF90 Stradale. It marks a big change in the company and a big step in to the future, it is currently expected approximately 2025, and according to Ferrari's commercial boss, Enrico Galliera, it will be utilising new technology to make sure the brands heritage is protected.
We have seen the patents, filed by Ferrari, they hint heavily towards Ferrari working on a 4WD 2 seater with an electric motor being bolted to each wheel. Nothing too surprising there really, this seems to be the way to go with electric performance cars.
Just as this was kind of beginning to sound like every other electric supercar, Galliera told autocar: “There are some competitors entering the market with new technology that we will look at, but will that be a problem to Ferrari? I think not, because of the specific niche Ferrari targets,”
He also talks a lot about the technology may be ready in 5 years for an electric supercar, but not an electric Ferrari. hmmmm.
He said: “As soon as electrified technology is developed, that will allow us to produce a car that fits with our position. Then why not? But the key is the technology: we will not just make a Ferrari that’s electric for the sake of it." I like the sound of this I like that they aren't just bowing to a market, they are still looking to be the best, and produce nothing but the best.
So what we can gather is that once Ferrari enter the market, we are expecting something one level up from the Tesla roadster, whether this be because it has similar performance but much better luxury, or perhaps some kind of new fancy technology? Who know's one thing is for sure, the electric market will not wait for Ferrari, Ferrari will wait for the electric market to catch up.