Ferrari plans electric supercar to challenge Tesla


The report also added that Ferrari is looking to build their first ever electric supercar as well and that they are looking forward to competing with the other performance electric model like the Tesla.

Ferrari's desire to push into electrification is seen as a direct challenge to Tesla's slated release of the new and improved Roadster in 2020 - but don't expect Ferrari to unveil anything soon. 'People are amazed at what Tesla did with a supercar - I'm not trying to minimise what Elon did but I think it's doable by all of us'. If Ferrari beats it, and beats it to the market, it will claim the title of the world's quickest-acceleration production auto. However it seems that Ferrari has recently confirmed that they will be building an electric supercar that could potentially cater to those who want a fast and eco-friendly auto.

Ferrari, the famed sports auto manufacturer based in Italy, which earlier disliked the idea of manufacturing eco-conscious electric supercar, has now unveiled its plans of developing an SUV.

Tesla has turned the world of supercars on its head when it unveiled a prototype of its next-generation Roadster with record-breaking specs previous year.

Last summer we revealed that Ferrari had had a change of heart about building an SUV, and that it was now under consideration.

Marchionne went on to say that Ferrari is compelled to launching an electric vehicle because of the speed at which powertrain technology is changing. "We need a lot more work to be done before we can make that a legitimate answer, motorized sports cars".

It may serve Ferrari well to ensure that their electric cars are definitely (and literally) up to speed before offering them commercially, as well as making sure that there's enough of an interest among their standard customer base.

So it's for the best that Ferrari is at least considering this, even if they're still a long way from actually making the electric supercar they promise.