Move over LaFerrari, the next Ferrari F12 may get a hybrid to go along with its V-12 engine.
Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne recently announced that most, if not all Prancing Horses from 2019 on would get hybrid power to increase performance.
Autocar reports that the CEO broke the news during a third quarter results conference call to investors.
Marchionne explained that combining traditional combustion engines and electric power would make Ferraris faster and more efficient.
He also stated that the company would undergo a “fundamental shift” in the way that it builds cars in the future and estimates that production will ramp up — way up — in the next couple of years.
“Although I neither commit to this nor do I give any sort of certification of it being our objective, it is possible that the number could well be in excess of 10,000 cars in 2025,” Marchionne said, reports the U.K. mag.
Marchionne said that Ferrari is currently on its way to selling a record 8,000 vehicles in 2016, so an additional 2,000 by 2025 sounds like a realistic goal.
Will buyers go for all-hybrid Ferraris? It doesn’t seem like they’ll have much of a choice.