Possibility of a Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Hatchback is Slim to None
Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)has officially said it will produce a FUV (SUV) altering its Supercar-only DNA.
Some say that means more mainstream cars will not be far behind. With that in mind, an artist has rendered a city-centric Ferrari hatchback that looks pretty cool.
Artist Taekang Lee created the concept.
It takes familiar Ferrari cues and grafts them onto the body of a small hatchback.
The grille appears taken from the front end of an 812 Superfast. The taillights are the round LEDs share similarities with both the 599 and the 488 GTB. And the wheels come from an outgoing 458.
Artist Lee also created a rally version of the hatchback. It comes fully decked out in an F1-inspired Shell livery and WRC body kit, which includes performance upgrades like an aggressive front diffuser, new wheels, a roof scoop, and a massive spoiler.
Mr. Lee does not highlight performance in his concept design, but I expect it would be a turbocharged V6.
Rumors are that a turbocharged V6 is set for the 488 replacement. It would be the 1st car in Ferrari’s lineup to use the smaller-displacement engine.
We know that Ferrari’s FUV will get a new hybrid V8. That engine will show up in the Ferrari lineup in Y 2019.
The likelihood of this or any Ferrari hatchback happening is slim to none. The Ferrari FUV has not even been built yet. But with more Supercar specialists like Lamborghini already making the switch to SUVs.
Remember when Ferrari Boss Sergio Marchionne said it would take 30 months to make a final decision on production volume for the automaker’s new sport-utility vehicle?
That was just last October. It seems that the Maranello Outfit has become a bit more ambitious since then, because of reports The Scuderia emblem could adorn a FUV by the end of Y 2019. That would be 6 months ahead of the published timetable for production volume.
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