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New Ferrari hybrid supercar to debut this year

The new model will use a mid-mounted V8.

Ferrari is planning an all-new, mid-engine supercar with a hybrid drivetrain, a new report claims. Ferrari's hybrid supercar is expected to debut before the end of 2019.

A source with knowledge of the project told Automotive News that the hybrid supercar will pair a mid-mounted V8 gas engine with an electric motor. Exact power figures were not revealed, but the hybrid will reportedly top the 710 horsepower mark set by the 488 Pista.

The new model would represent Ferrari's second hybrid offering. The firm's first hybrid model was known as the LaFerrari and paired an F1-style KERS system with a V12 engine. Ferrari's upcoming hybrid will use a more conventional hybrid system, which promises lower CO2 emissions and better fuel economy.

Following its 2019 unveiling the new Ferrari hybrid is slated to go on sale in early 2020. Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri previously stated that the new car will be a regular production model rather than a limited edition offering. That means it should stick around the Ferrari lineup for a few years with incremental improvements made along the way.

Pricing information has not been revealed.

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