The first Ferrari EV will still sound like a classic Ferrari

  • It was previously thought that Ferrari would never make a EV
  • The car maker is set to launch their EV in 2025
  • Two designs have currently been seen

Published on Jun 14, 2024 at 4:56 PM (UTC+4)
by Ben Thompson

Last updated on Jun 14, 2024 at 4:56 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

The first Ferrari EV will still sound like a classic Ferrari

Ferrari’s first electric car is set to arrive in 2025 – and it’ll still have that authentic ‘Ferrari sound’.

It wasn’t too long ago that executives at the carmaker insisted the brand would never go down to the EV route.

Given how much of their brand image was based on the iconic sports car sound, it’s understandable why there might have been hesitation.

But now, despite insisting it will make its iconic V12 engines until the government stops them, the electric Ferrari is on the way.

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What we know about how the Ferrari EV will sound

Speaking to Australian magazine, Drive, Emanuele Carando, Ferrari’s Head of Product Marketing, divulged more details.

He promised that the car would have an ‘authentic’ sound and deliver the emotions one would expect from a Ferrari.

Other EVs, such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N and the Ford Mustang Mach-E, have toyed with fake engine noises.

But Ferrari wants to use the genuine sound of the vehicle to create its roar.

How will it work?

Two potential designs have been revealed via patents to produce the iconic roar.

One outlines an electric drive axle with a sound transmission device that sends the sound directly to the cabin.

This is thanks to a series of resonators and valves that adjust sound based on the situation, much like an active exhaust.

The second patent outlines a series of aero instruments placed underneath the car, which create noise as the vehicle speeds up.

It’s not yet known which patent the future Ferrari will use.

Carando said: “We didn’t communicate we’ll move 100% to electric vehicles, but we only said we offer a new technology because we think there is an opportunity to deliver new driving thrills thanks to that technology.”

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Ben Thompson

Ben got his start in journalism at Kennedy News and Media, writing stories for national newspapers, websites and magazines. Now working as a freelancer, he divides his time between teaching at News Associates and writing for news sites on all subjects.