Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna leads the company through an industry-wide transition. Electrification is fast becoming the norm, and the automaker is gearing up to launch its first fully electric model in 2025.
In an extensive interview with upper teeth magazine, which is worth reading if you want to learn more about the man who keeps auto parts under his bed, Vigna says that the company’s first EV will be “unique, a true Ferrari.” Very little is known about the vehicle, with automakers speaking generally when discussing future models, as they tend to do with innovative new cars.
What we’ve heard so far about the model sounds encouraging. In July, Vigna assured fans that the extra weight of the all-electric powertrain won’t dampen the EV’s vibrant driving dynamics. He said as long as CNBC interview that the automaker could manage the additional bulk. However, he did not reveal how. In upper teeth In the interview, Vigna noted that Ferrari’s job was to combine tradition with innovation, adding, “We are working hard to maintain the soul of the engine,” and drawing on years of expertise.
Earlier this year, a patent revealed an idea from the company for an electric or hybrid sports car. The filing reveals a design that uses multiple battery packs, with the slim pack under the passenger compartment and the taller one behind it. It’s also not the only patent that Ferrari has filed, with the previous one describing a car with a quad-motor setup.
Vigna brings a unique perspective to Ferrari. He previously worked at STMicroelectronics, leading the Analog, MEMS (Micro-electromechanical Systems), and Sensors Group. When Ferrari announced he would lead the company, the automaker said his knowledge of the “technology” driving the fast-changing auto industry would help strengthen the company.
The EV coming in 2025 is just one part of the bigger picture for Ferrari. Automakers want fully electric vehicles to make up 40 percent of the model by 2030, with ICE-powered cars only making up 20 percent. Hybrids will fill in the rest, and Ferrari is well on its way to achieving its goals, with the 296 GTB and electrified SF90 Stradale already in the lineup.
While Ferrari’s latest reveal, the Purosangue is not an SUV, packing a mighty V12 under the hood, the automaker designed it to accommodate a hybrid powertrain. The automaker has 14 more cars to launch in 2026, including a new hypercar, and that is a bright but challenging future to achieve.