In recent years we’ve seen Ferrari release some of the most exciting cars the automotive industry has boasted to date. They’ve recently patented a design that we think may be the recreation of one of their current line-ups. While it’s unclear as to exactly what it is, we expect either a Ferrari FF or California successor.
The vehicle features two vents on the hood, and with recent rumors of Ferrari testing a new 3.6-Liter Twin-Turbo V8, similar to that found in the Maserati Quattroporte, we expect that’s why. The rear end is an easy cross between the California and FF, allowing for space for a rear hybrid system. And to make things more California-like, crease lines can be seen on the roof of the vehicle, indicating either a hard-top convertible or some sort of targa top.
Possibilities are even higher that the vehicle will be a successor to the California when remembering Ferrari’s five year replacement strategy. The California is due for a change since its release in 2008, and so would be the fitting match for Ferrari’s newest idea. The front end is a fitting configuration to improve the current, naturally aspirated V8 under the hood of the California and a twin-turbo hybrid addition would be a pleasant surprise after LaFerrari.
However, while it seems incredibly likely that the California would be the owner of this up and coming design, the FF seems possible for different reasons. The AWD supercar was released in the hopes of grabbing the attention of those in colder, rougher climates, as well as those with poorer roads to provide an outstanding Ferrari experience anywhere.
But with failing sales of the vehicle, it would make complete sense for the Italian manufacturer to want to replace or upgrade it to improve its sector. A new hybrid variation of the AWD supercar would seem to be the best fit for an improvement.
No matter which way this design goes, we’re excited to get a sneak peak at what Ferrari is working on. The vehicle is certainly an improvement no matter what line-up it falls under, and will surely cause a lot of commotion. We wait impatiently for future images and the opportunity to see exactly what the vehicle will be when filled in between the lines.
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