Ferrari Plans to Unveil Trio of Cars in 2024

    Ferrari fans have been eagerly awaiting the big news this week, and it’s finally here. Lewis Hamilton, the renowned Formula 1 driver, has signed a multi-year deal with the Ferrari team. This means that he will be replacing Carlos Sainz from 2025 and will be teaming up with Charles Leclerc, who recently extended his contract beyond the 2024 season.

    But that’s not all. Ferrari’s road car division has also made significant announcements during the conference call following the release of their 2023 sales results. Last year, the Italian exotic marque sold 13,663 vehicles, marking a three percent increase compared to 2022. The demand for Ferrari cars is so high that all current models are sold out throughout 2025. This means that newly placed orders won’t be delivered until 2026 at the earliest. Despite the challenges of managing this large influx of orders, Ferrari is planning to release three new models this year.

    Let’s talk about the first model that Ferrari fans are eagerly looking forward to – the new hypercar. While the Italian automaker remains tight-lipped about its details, we do have some insights. It is expected to be released sometime in the next 11 months and is internally referred to as the “F250” codename. Interestingly, unlike previous hypercars, Ferrari is rumored to opt for a plug-in hybrid twin-turbo V6 instead of a traditional V12 engine. This new hybrid powertrain is expected to be derived from the 296 GTB, 296 GT3, and the 499P endurance race car. Ferrari plans to produce 599 coupes, 199 convertibles, and 30 examples of a hardcore XX model. This will result in a total production run of 828 units. While we may only see the coupe model this year, production for the hypercar is scheduled to start in late 2024. The XX model is expected to hit the assembly line in 2027, followed by the convertible in 2028. According to insider information from the Italian Auto Pareri forum, the final units of this hypercar are said to be assembled in 2030.

    Moving on to the next exciting development, Ferrari is also planning to release a replacement for the 812 Superfast. This new model has been spotted several times during testing and is expected to feature a naturally aspirated V12 engine. Late last year, Ferrari admitted that a turbocharged V8 engine outperforms a naturally aspirated V12 in terms of performance, but the company believes that the latter carries a more emotional appeal. Ferrari previously promised that this new twelve-cylinder engine will surpass the 830 horsepower available in the 812 Superfast and Daytona SP3.

    As for the third car, Ferrari has not revealed much. Speculations include the possibility of a new Icona model, a Purosangue SUV derivative, or even a one-off creation. However, it won’t be an electric vehicle since Ferrari’s first electric car is scheduled for release in 2025. In line with this, Ferrari will be inaugurating a new building this year dedicated to the production of its zero-emission vehicle.

    During the conference call with analysts, Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna announced that the company’s employees will be rewarded with an estimated bonus of €13,500 (about $14,700) following a record-breaking 2023.

    In conclusion, Ferrari enthusiasts have much to be excited about this year. With Lewis Hamilton joining the Formula 1 team and several new models set to be released, including the highly anticipated hypercar and the replacement for the 812 Superfast, it’s safe to say that Ferrari’s future looks thrilling. The Italian automaker continues to push boundaries and innovate, maintaining its status as a symbol of luxury and performance in the automotive world.

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