Nearly half of the Ferraris sold in 2023 were hybrids.

08 February 2024 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

Despite the manufacturer's resistance to full electrification, it seems that Ferrari has gone green after all, as nearly half of the vehicles sold by the Italian manufacturer in 2023 were hybrids.

 

However, it's important to note that when it comes to hybridization at Ferrari, we are far from a Toyota Prius. Performance remains a priority for the Italian manufacturer, and electrification is an excellent way to increase a car's power while limiting the consequences.

 

Record Sales

 

Ferrari sold 13,663 vehicles in 2023, a record for the brand. This represents an increase of 3.3% compared to the previous year. 44% of the vehicles sold in 2023 were hybrid, which amounts to nearly 5,465 units. This is quite representative of the Italian manufacturer's range, which includes four hybrid models and six gasoline models.

 

It's a remarkable achievement considering that just 10 years ago, the only hybrid model offered by the Italian manufacturer was at the top of its range. That would be the Ferrari LaFerrari, in case you hadn't guessed.

 

The hybrid model lineup is divided into two at Ferrari. First, there's the 296 GTB and its convertible version, the 296 GTS. The Ferrari 296 is equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 654 horsepower on its own. As if that weren't enough, the Italian manufacturer has added an electric motor to the formula, bringing the total power of the car to 818 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque. Needless to say, the accelerations are staggering.

 

The second model to benefit from hybridization is the SF90. Again, we're talking about the convertible variant here. The Ferrari SF90 uses a 4.0-liter V8 engine paired with three electric motors. The total power output here is 986 horsepower.

 

The Ferrari 296 and SF90 are not just hybrid cars; they are also plug-in hybrids. This means that they can travel a distance of 25 kilometers in 100% electric mode. This might not be a huge distance, but it's more than enough to allow you to leave your neighborhood and avoid disturbing your neighbors.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier