Currently reading: Ferrari LaFerrari successor arrives next year as flagship hypercar
Maranello’s next-gen ‘F250’ flagship gets aero-optimised bodywork and is likely to swap V12 power for hybrid V6

Ferrari will follow the generation-defining LaFerrari with a new flagship hybrid hypercar, codenamed 'F250', which will lead the brand into its electrified future.

Spotted testing in heavy camouflage on public roads in Italy for the first time – having previously been seen in a LaFerrari body in 2020 – the F250 breaks cover 10 years after the launch of the mild-hybrid V12-powered LaFerrari and is expected to cost upwards of £2 million. 

A 10-year gap between flagship Ferraris is not uncommon. “It is true that almost every 10 years, we bring one out,” ex-Ferrari chief technology officer Michael Leiters previously told Autocar. “It’s also true that Ferrari only does one when new technology is available. So we have to understand what is the technology we want to be on new supercars.”

Still in early testing phases, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport and Lotus Evija rival is quite far off from a debut. Leaked documents suggest the coupé could launch in October next year, followed by the track-focussed XX in 2026 and a spider variant in 2027. It is most likely to be produced in limited numbers, like the car it succeeds, of which just 500 were made.

Ferrari f250 hypercar front three quarter right

As our spy pictures show, it sports an aerodynamically sculpted body with a heavily scooped front bumper, recessed bonnet (like that of the iconic F50), and a substantial rear spoiler that runs the width of the car's rear. 

The images also show the car using wheels fitted with five nuts (whereas the LaFerrari used a single locking cap), reshaped front and rear LEDs reminiscent of those on the Ferrari 296 GTB, twin exhausts outlets and six visible cooling ducts to feed the mid-mounted engine. 

Details of that powertrain remain scarce. However, with Ferrari accelerating its move towards hybridised drive, it is expected to be powered by an evolution of the 3.0-litre mild-hybrid V6 in the 296 GTB – a car we awarded five stars to when we road tested it. This would mark the first time that a V12 engine has not been used in a range-topping Ferrari. 

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Ferrari f250 hypercar rear three quarter

Pointers to the form this could take may have been shown by Ferrari’s Vision Gran Turismo concept. Revealed in November to preview the firm's future sports car design, it used a "more extreme" version of the 296's twin-turbocharged six-pot.

That powertrain develops a total of 1338bhp - 1016bhp from the engine alone and an additional 322bhp from three electric motors, one on the rear axle and one on each of the front wheels. It also produced 664lb ft at 5500rpm. 

Inside, our F250 spy pictures show a familiar setting, including what appears to be a dashboard-mounted touchscreen and a squared-off steering wheel like that of the LaFerrari.

Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce
Title: Editorial Apprentice

Jonathan is an editorial assitant working with Autocar. He has held this position since March 2024, having previously studied at the University of Glasgow before moving to London to become an editorial apprentice and pursue a career in motoring journalism. 

His role at work involves writing news stories, travelling to launch events and interviewing some of the industry's most influential executives, rewriting used car reviews and used car advice articles, updating and uploading articles for the Autocar website and making sure they are optimised for search engines, and regularly appearing on Autocar's social media channels including Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

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ItsTheDaciaSandero 3 June 2023
>"This would mark the first time that a V12 engine has not been used in a range-topping Ferrari."

Didn't the F40 have a 2.9L twinturbo V8?

CitznFish 1 June 2023
F250? Who is going to tell Ferrari this is already taken? Ford is lining up it's legal team now...even if it's just a code name.
CitznFish 1 June 2023
F250? Who is going to tell Ferrari? Anyone?

Ford is lining up their legal team now....even if it's just a code name..