CEO Sergio Marchionne says future mainstream models will use hybrid elements for additional performance

New Ferrari models produced from 2019 onwards will get hybrid power to improve performance, brand CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Monday.

Speaking during a conference call to investors, Marchionne explained that using a mixture of combustion engine and electric power will help to make cars even faster while also improving efficiency.

Currently, the only Ferrari road cars to use hybrid power are the LaFerrari and the LaFerrari Aperta, but the F12’s successor, which is expected to arrive around 2020, is rumoured to become the first mainstream model to use hybrid electric power.

Autocar revealed earlier this year that Ferrari had patented common architecture for electric models that would be able to travel 30 miles in electric-only mode. The patented architecture could possibly be used to underpin everything from entry-level models to the flagship future F12 successor.

Marchionne also revealed on Monday that Ferrari would undergo a  “fundamental shift" in the way it makes its cars in the coming years, which could see production ramped up to more than 10,000 cars per annum.

"Although I neither commit to this nor do I give any sort of certification of it being our objective, it is possible that the [annual sales] number could be well in excess of 10,000 cars in 2025," he said.

Marchionne also suggested that Ferrari could increase its product range to include more luxury models, like the recently launched GTC4 Lusso, to appeal to a wider audience and help increase demand.

However, some limit is likely to be kept in place in order to maintain the exclusivity of the brand's products.

Ferrari's ambitious plans for the future come after it has enjoyed strong financial success in recent months. Share prices rose more than 7% on Monday after it posted an 8% sales increase for the third quarter of 2016.

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8 November 2016
Ferrari's will always sound good...

1.5 litre N/A V12's, V10's and V8's coupled with electric motors will make the cars green, efficient and electric... To drive.

Range-extenders of pure magic and joy.

8 November 2016
I'm not sure if Ferrari is planning to use such small capacity engines as hybrids. A 1.5 litre would effectively become a range extender, with most of the power being derived from the battery - and a V12 running at constant rpm wouldn't be quite the same!
Then again, I quite like the idea of small-engine hybrids. Even a Ferrari doesn't need 500 horsepower all of the time (or at least not unless you're planning to cruise at three miles-a-minute). But having that kind of power available instantaneously for short bursts would still be fun, even if much of it was battery powered.

8 November 2016
The idea essentially disgusts me. But in a ridiculous way, I quite like the idea of a normally aspirated 1.5 V12 as suggested above.

The V12 bit is the most important though. And keeping turbos off it is the second most important.

8 November 2016
It would be great if electrification saved the NA engine. Turbos aren't doing much for real world emissions, which is surely the most important measurement.

8 November 2016
Do Ferraris really need to be even faster? I love fast cars, but this is getting well beyond pointless for road cars.

8 November 2016
Speedraser wrote:

Do Ferraris really need to be even faster? I love fast cars, but this is getting well beyond pointless for road cars.

Surely they have to be quicker than 7 seater family saloons like Teslas or it would all get a bit embarrassing for the owners?

8 November 2016
Clarkey wrote:
Speedraser wrote:

Do Ferraris really need to be even faster? I love fast cars, but this is getting well beyond pointless for road cars.

Surely they have to be quicker than 7 seater family saloons like Teslas or it would all get a bit embarrassing for the owners?

If they're worried about being embarrassed, it would be cheaper just to stick a couple of socks down the front of their trousers.

9 November 2016
This furthers my point -- it's all getting ridiculous.

12 November 2016
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