Higher-Performance Ferrari SF90 Caught Testing Alongside New Hypercar Mule


After committing its effort to the lower-end of its lineup with cars like the 296 GTB, Ferrari is now looking back at the top of its range testing two high-performance mid-engined cars high in the Alps.

The first model has become a fixture of spy photos lately. Although there are still a lot of question marks surrounding it given Ferrari’s antipathy towards confirming rumors, we can surmise that it’s a higher-performance version of the SF90.

Ferrari is expected to repeat what it did for the 488 Pista and the 812 Competizione and give the SF90 a surname (perhaps Versione Speciale), a bump in power, and an even more track-focused demeanor. Precisely how it does that is unclear but an added cowl at the front suggests that the company may be working on something there.

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It would also stand to reason that Ferrari will be turning up the wick on the SF90’s hybrid powertrain. Currently rated at 986 hp (735 kW/1,000 PS) thanks to a combination of an electric motor and a gas engine, the automaker may be able to squeeze more out of the car in order to push (non-metric) horsepower levels into the quadruple-digits.

The second mule you can see here, meanwhile, looks an awful lot like the LaFerrari, which was last built in 2018. Although there are several subtle differences between this mule and that erstwhile hypercar, it is unknown what exactly Ferrari is testing here (a LaFerrari successor, perhaps?).

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The vehicle has previously been seen testing with stickers that suggest it will be electrified in some way. That could suggest that it will also feature a hybrid powertrain, though AutoExpress reported in March that Ferrari is working on a naturally aspirated V12 supercar focused entirely on shedding weight.

It bears mentioning here that the automaker is also working on a hybrid hypercar for the LMDh endurance racing category. This could possibly simply be a drivetrain mule for that, though how likely the company would be to test that on public roads is unclear.

The Ferrari SF90 Versione Speciale (or whatever it ends up being called) is expected to be unveiled in September. We will, unfortunately, have to wait to find out more about the other car.


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