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Ferrari F250 hypercar: latest spy photos of LaFerrari successor

Published: 10 June 2024

► New 2025 Ferrari F250 hypercar
► Latest spy photos of next LaFerrari 
► Electrified powertrain, zany outputs

CAR magazine’s spy photographers have snared next year’s new Ferrari F250 hypercar on test – and this one is shorn of some of the wild spoilers and aero of earlier prototypes. The scoop pictures reveal our best look yet at next year’s red-hot new sports car from Maranello.

Once per decade, Ferrari gives the world a hyper-hypercar. The Enzo was 2002, the LaFerrari was 2013 so it stands to reason that we’re due another mid-mounted monster, and this time it’s likely to be the closest anyone can get to a Le Mans car on the road, celebrating Ferrari’s win at the endurance race last June.

Details remain scarce – even the F250 name remains unconfirmed. But we suspect it will be the first non-V12 of this lineage, opting for the hybridised, ‘hot-vee’ V6 from the Ferrari 296 GTB, here dialled up to 11. Given that the 296 GTB manages 819bhp and the hybrid V8 Ferrari SF90 produces 987bhp, you’d wager on the F250 going well north of 1000bhp. So 1300bhp like the Gran Turismo concept? More than likely.

Further differentiators from ‘normal’ Ferraris will be the amount of aero. Our earlier F250 spyshots show a car sporting an enormous rear wing, as well as air vents down the sides to feed the mid-mounted engine and a bonnet scoop that riffs on the F50’s.

As such, downforce will be a given. It’s unclear from the images as to whether any of the aero will be adjustable – Ferrari was one of the last to adopt this on its road cars – but since the 296 and SF90 both have active aero tech, it’s likely the F250 will follow suit. However it’s achieved, it’ll be grippier than fly paper.

Ferrari F250 hypercar: the latest spyshots

It’s not the first time the highly anticipated Ferrari F250 hypercar has been spotted out and about testing near Maranello. Although heavily disguised, the camo is gradually revealing more of the LaFerrari successor’s bodywork and details. 

Ferrari F250 hypercar spy photos

The bespoilered F250 spotted in 2023 (above) is a test hack redolent of a closed-cockpit prototype race that’s escaped from the Le Mans pitlane, but it’s some way off the finished product, according to insiders. We wouldn’t pay too much attention to the styling that’s visible in our spyshots. Note how the doors cut into the roofline, allowing for easier access and lending the F250 something of a race car aesthetic.

Ferrari has already confirmed a new ‘supercar’ at its latest Capital Markets Day – to launch by 2026 and ‘be limited to far less than 5% of total volumes.’ 

Extra wing with that?

The first Ferrari hypercar prototype wore a huge aerodynamic package, designed to squash the supercar into the tarmac at all road speeds. The rear wing is particularly aggressive, but the bodywork is peppered with cooling ducts and hidden aero trickery to help it cleave the air efficiently. 

Ferrari F250 front three quarters

The rumour mill suggests the Ferrari F250 will be a limited-series production car, with around 600 examples to be made. A further 200 Aperta or Spider variants are likely and there may yet be a few dozen XX track-only cars to boot. 

Sadly, such is the way with limited series Ferraris, that most will already have been accounted for – despite a lofty price tag expected to push the £2 million barrier. Nice business if you can get it, Ferrari…

Ferrari F250 engine, specs

It’s too early to pin down the exact mechanical package of the Ferrari F250 hypercar; we are fully expecting this to be a hybrid vehicle, most likely deploying a downsized V6 mated to an electric motor – rather than a V8 or V12 set-up. Expect all the petrol-electric know-how to be focused on performance, rather than low CO2 or fuel economy, however.

Extreme lightweight technology will feature, with extensive use of the leanest materials seen this side of an F1 car. 

Maranello is aware of the interest surrounding the F250 project. ‘The highly awaited new supercar will be launched within the plan period [2022-2026],’ it told investors.

Expect to see the new Ferrari hypercar later this year or early 2025. 

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words