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Ferrari's Unveiling of the Future: The 2025 F250 Hypercar's V6 Revolution

The much-anticipated replacement for the LaFerrari, codenamed F250, is set to launch in late 2024 for the 2025 model year. The successor to Ferrari's flagship model has been spied testing near Ferrari's Maranello headquarters, and intriguingly, its engine doesn't sound quite like its predecessor's.

According to carparazzo Varryx, the F250 is rumored to be powered by a hybrid V6 engine, a marked departure from the naturally aspirated V12 engine of the LaFerrari. This move may raise eyebrows among some critics, considering it a downsizing of power. However, if the F250 does indeed come with a V6 engine, it's likely to be a cause for astonishment rather than disappointment.

The speculated V6 is believed to be related to the F163 engine used in the 296 series. This engine is recognized for its exceptional power output, producing 218 horsepower per liter, a figure unmatched even by the 3.0-liter V6 engine in the McLaren Artura's plug-in hybrid. Furthermore, the F163 is already used in high-performance applications such as the 296 GT3, the 296 Challenge, and the 499P sports prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship's Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) category.

Aesthetically, the F250 prototype carries hints of the 499P and the Enzo in its design, appearing more like a road-legal race car than a luxury vehicle. This design philosophy deviates from the LaFerrari, leaning more towards the Enzo style.

Notably, the LMH regulations limit maximum power to 671 horsepower, but the 296 series surpasses this, delivering over 800 horsepower. This makes the 296 faster than the iconic Ferrari F40 from the late 1980s.

Whether the F250 will be a self-charging hybrid or a plug-in hybrid like the 296 series remains to be seen. Although a V6 engine will weigh less than a V12, the more robust hybrid systems of the 499P and 296 could offset this weight saving. Regardless, it's expected that the F250 will outperform the LaFerrari on the Fiorano test track, establishing itself as a formidable addition to Ferrari's line-up.


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