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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Ferrari is preparing its newest V6 engined hybrid supercar to rival the Artura

We all know that the production of the Ferrari V6-engined car species had been discontinued for decades. Recently the prancing horse logoed premium car manufacturer seems to be preparing to reveal the true heir of the Ferrari Dino 246 GT. For now, though, the car still covered by the weird guise and is reportedly will be powered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain consisting of a six-cylinder engine and electric motors.
A spy shot picture of Ferrari V6 hybrid supercar milling around near the company's headquarter in Maranello, Italy. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
In a spy shot, as reported by AutoEvolution, the car covered by a strange-looking camouflage near the Ferrari's headquarter in Maranello, Italy. Well, the figure of the car under the guise was later found to be codenamed Ferrari F171 which at first glance has many similarities in shape to the Ferrari SF90 Stradale such, door-mounted side mirrors, carded windshield and dual-pipe exhausts posed above the plate-number.
A spy shot picture of Ferrari V6 hybrid supercar milling around near the company's headquarter in Maranello, Italy. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
The car seems to carry a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 mid-mounted engine and is expected to have a wide 120-degree vee angle to keep the car's center of gravity low. As quoted of MotorTrend, many speculate that Ferrari is preparing a replacement for the Ferrari F8 Tributo by making up names such as the F6 or SF60 and even the new Dino.
A spy shot picture of Ferrari V6 hybrid supercar milling around near the company's headquarter in Maranello, Italy. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
However, it seems that the F8 Tributo replacement with a new model will not be carried out by the Maranello-based company in the near future. Considering the F8 itself is still relatively new model, as it was first introduced in 2019 as the 2020 model and known also that the F8 is actually a temporary measure to keep its sibling Ferrari 488 GTB competitive against the McLaren 720S, because both cars have the same engine's power output of 711 hp. So it is natural, if there are parties who link the F171 as the F8 replacement.

By the appearance of the Ferrari's F171 coded car also sparked other speculations. As quoted of Motor Authority, the F171 is not intended as a replacement model for the F8 but a slightly more attainable mid-engine offering to target the recently revealed McLaren Artura, which also features a twin-turbo V-6. Besides that the F171 is also equipped with a single electric motor that helps the engine to drive its rear wheels, again a similar arrangement to the Artura.
2021 McLaren Artura is predicted to be a rival for next Ferrari V6 hybrid supercar. (Picture from: Autoblog.RS)
Reportedly, that the Ferrari F171's 3.0 liter engine capable to spew the power of 590 horsepower, whereas when combined with the e-motor it allows a total output of 700 horsepower. And if we look at the specifications of its British rival supercar, it wrote that the new Artura's V6 engine could be spit out the power of 577 hp with a combined total power of 671 horsepower. On the paper, it can be seen that the Ferrari F171 is slightly more powerful than Mclaren Artura. 

The F171 coded test car also equipped with yellow painted calipers squeezing carbon fiber discs, the car also exhibits a shorter wheelbase rather than the SF90 Stradale and F8 Tributo. It is developed by the automaker primarily to lower CO2 emissions and Ferrari will keep its F171 weight as low as possible by using the SF90 Stradale's multi-material chassis which combines the carbon fiber with other aluminum-based alloys.
A spy shot picture of Ferrari V6 hybrid supercar milling around near the company's headquarter in Maranello, Italy. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
So, the prancing horse logoed car manufacturers given a promise of 20 percent higher bending stiffness and 40 percent higher torsional rigidity than previous mid-engine platforms without the increase in weight. In any case, plug-in hardware will most likely compensate for this weight-saving solution.

After mentioning plug-in hybridization, it's worth noting that Ferrari had previously advertised that its SF90 Stradale species had a driving range only in EV mode of up to 25 kilometers (16 miles). While the McLaren is slightly higher in range at 30 kilometers (19 miles), not to forget that the Artura only uses one electric motor instead of three.
Reportedly for its premiere will be held by Ferrari this September at the 2021 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although there is no official releases yet, it is also rumored that the production version of the F171 will be priced at the same price as the Artura, its British rival supercar in the range of $225,000 before the option in the US. We'll wait and see. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION | MOTORTREND | MOTORAUTHORITY | HAGERTY | AUTOBALA | LOVEBYLIFE ]
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