• Development of the Ferrari SF90 successor is underway
  • Spy shots reveal the successor to feature a longer front overhang and taller rear end than the SF90
  • Prototypes indicate the SF90 replacement has a hybrid powertrain

Ferrari is deep in the development of a successor to the SF90.

Following the earlier sighting of a test mule using makeshift SF90 body panels, our latest spy shots show the successor model wearing its own body, albeit heavily camouflaged.

New details include a longer front overhang and a taller rear, resulting in more of that classic supercar wedge shape. The changes give the car proportions similar to those of the smaller 296 GTB, and the taillights also look more like the units on the 296, as opposed to the square-shaped rings of the SF90.

According to our photographer, the rear fenders have been modified not only to fit new designs for the side intakes, but also to house revised suspension geometry, specifically new mounting points for the rear dampers.

2025 Ferrari SF90 successor spy shots - Photo credit: Baldauf

2025 Ferrari SF90 successor spy shots - Photo credit: Baldauf

Modern Ferraris typically have a five-year shelf life, with a hardcore variant, known internally as Versione Speciale, Italian for “Special Version,” launching for the final year. The SF90 arrived in standard SF90 Stradale guise in 2019 and spawned the hardcore SF90 XX last year. The timing suggests the successor model will bow in early 2025, though a late 2024 reveal is also possible.

The platform will likely be a revised version of the design found in the SF90. The mid-engine platform made its debut in the SF90 and also underpins the smaller 296. It's a multi-material design that includes carbon fiber and various alloys in addition to the usual aluminum to help get weight down.

The yellow warning stickers seen in some of the shots confirm a hybrid powertrain is being developed, likely a revised version of the V-8 plug-in hybrid setup found in the SF90. The setup consists of a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and a trio of electric motors (two front and one rear). It delivers a combined 986 hp in the SF90 Stradale and 1,016 hp in the XX version.

Before we see any SF90 successor, Ferrari is expected to launch an SF90-based customer race car. Prototypes for this model are also out testing.