Like it or not, electrification is coming for everyone—that includes big guns like Porsche, Lamborghini, and even Ferrari. Yes, the automaker responsible for some of the most sonorous, soulful internal-combustion engines will soon make the switch from exploding up dino juice to flowing electrons in at least one of its upcoming vehicles.
Unlike Bentley and a number of other automakers, Ferrari hasn’t put a hard stop date for their ICE engines, although the company is already dabbling in electrification with its PHEV hypercar, the SF90. According to a new report from EVO Magazine, it seems that Ferrari’s first EV will arrive by 2025, and it isn’t going to be an amorphous blob designed to get 500 miles on a single charge.
Ferrari makes supercars, and their first EV will likely be a hypercar to compete with the likes of the Lotus Evija and the Rimac Concept 2. Long, low, wide, and fast as you-know-what—that’s the Ferrari way. All you have to do is forget about the screamin’ V-12 or twin-turbo V-8 that would otherwise be under the hood.
As Ferrari delves deeper into the world of EVs, more all-electric models may emerge. Perhaps an electric FF/GTC4 Lusso successor is in the cards. After all, the quiet serenity of EVs is a good match for grand touring, provided the range is sufficient. In the meantime, though, the V-12 will be sticking around.
The track-focused version of the 812 Superfast is due in the coming months, as is the new Purosangue SUV. According to the EVO report, the Purosangue will also use a version of Ferrari’s V-12. We think that will be the range-topping model, and there will be a version with a powertrain similar to that of the SF90 hybrid supercar.
We just know that, whatever the future holds for Ferrari, the end result will be a fantastic addition to the Scuderia.