Recently it emerged that Ferrari is planning to release an XX variant of the incredible LaFerrari hybrid hypercar. While official details about that car have yet to be released, it has emerged that Ferrari is looking into the possibility of utilising a turbocharged V6 for the track-only car.
Previously Ferrari confirmed that increasing power from the LaFerrari’s 6.3-litre V12 and Hy-Kers system would be difficult and instead, the LaFerrari XX would focus on aerodynamics and further weight savings. And last year, a mysterious Ferrari prototype was spotted lapping the Fiorano test track with what appeared to be a turbocharged V6 engine. At the time, it was speculated to either be testing Ferrari’s new V6 Formula One engine or perhaps Ferrari’s long-rumoured LMP1 competitor.
However, there is a possibility the engine was being tested for the LaFerrari XX and according to Top Gear and a source high up in the Italian company, this engine is being touted as a possible powertrain for the LaFerrari XX.
Of course, nothing has been confirmed at this stage but it definitely sounds possible that Ferrari could utilise a similar V6 and hybrid powertrain to what it currently uses in its 2014 Formula One car, the F14 T.
Thankfully, with the LaFerrari XX pinned for a launch early next year, we don’t have too long to wait.