Spy Shots: Ferrari F250, the Highly Anticipated Successor to LaFerrari
Recently, Ferrari engineers were caught on camera testing a prototype of the highly anticipated successor to the LaFerrari, internally known as the F250 (previously, the LaFerrari was referred to as the F150).
The upcoming hypercar will join Ferrari’s prestigious Special Series, which includes legendary models such as the 288 GTO, F40, F50, and Enzo. These exclusive vehicles are reserved for Ferrari’s most loyal customers and tend to appreciate significantly in value over time. While the LaFerrari originally had a price tag of around $1.4 million, it now commands triple that amount on the used car market.
The F250 prototype is heavily disguised with camouflage, featuring dummy units for lights and body panels to conceal the final design. Even the exhaust tips are deceptive, as the real exhaust is cleverly vented from between the fake pipes.
Notably, the F250 appears to have a lower and wider stance compared to the LaFerrari, drawing inspiration from Ferrari’s victorious 499P LMH race car at Le Mans. The iconic butterfly wing doors, a hallmark of the LaFerrari and its predecessor, the Enzo, will also be present.
In terms of the front fascia, the influence of the 499P race car is evident. It wouldn’t be surprising if the F250 incorporates a single light strip, similar to the race car’s design. Ferrari recently utilized this feature on the hardcore SF90 XX model.
Although the first test mules disguised as LaFerrari models were spotted as early as 2021, Ferrari still has significant development work ahead. The F250 is expected to make its debut in the second half of 2024, with deliveries scheduled for the first half of 2025.
Ferrari has confirmed that the F250 will be released by 2026 but limited to “far less” than 5% of the brand’s total production volume. Considering the production numbers of the LaFerrari (500 coupes and 210 convertibles), we can anticipate around 600 F250 coupes and an additional 200-250 convertible versions. This increase in volume is necessary to cater to Ferrari’s expanding customer base in emerging markets.
The prototype is labeled with warning stickers indicating the presence of an electrified powertrain. However, it remains uncertain whether a V12 engine will be part of the powertrain or if a smaller unit will be employed. Rumors suggest Ferrari might incorporate a turbocharged V6 engine as the internal combustion component, similar to the setup found in the 296 supercar. Notably, the “499” in the race car’s name signifies the displacement of the engine’s individual cylinders, each measuring 499 cc.
There is no doubt that Ferrari’s brilliant minds will create an impressive successor to the LaFerrari, and hopefully, they will come up with a more captivating name as well.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about LaFerrari successor
What is the successor to the LaFerrari?
The successor to the LaFerrari is the F250, which is currently in development and has been spotted in spy shots.
What is the Special Series by Ferrari?
The Special Series by Ferrari is a prestigious lineup of exclusive models that includes iconic vehicles such as the 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, and now, the LaFerrari successor, F250.
When will the F250 be released?
The F250 is expected to make its debut in the second half of 2024, with deliveries anticipated to start in the first half of 2025.
Will the F250 have a turbocharged V6 engine?
There are rumors suggesting that the F250 might feature a turbocharged V6 engine as part of its powertrain, similar to the setup seen in the 296 supercar. However, the exact details have not been confirmed yet.
How limited will the production of the F250 be?
Ferrari has stated that the production of the F250 will be limited to “far less” than 5% of the brand’s total volume. Considering the production numbers of the LaFerrari, we can expect around 600 coupes and an additional 200-250 convertible versions to be built.
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