Hybrid Ferrari Coming Next Year?


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Ferrari’s long-rumored gas-electric supercar could break cover as early as spring.

Italy’s Quattroroute magazine says Maranello is building a hybrid based on the 599 GTB Fiorano (shown above) using a variation of the kinetic energy recovery system in its Formula 1 cars. The concept car could appear at the Geneva auto show in March.

Quattroroute says the system uses a V12 engine up front with an electric motor at the rear transaxle and a lithium-ion battery. In addition to an added boost in power, the system provides the car with a start-stop function and regenerative braking. It reportedly delivers a 35 percent improvement in fuel economy.

We’ve long known Ferrari is up to something. Britain’s Autocar reported last month that Ferrari has a hybrid drivetrain slated for the successor to the 612 Scaglietti and we’ll see it in 2014. But Autocar says the system uses an electric motor inboard of the front wheels to improve handling, not fuel economy. The idea is having electric motors up front will improve acceleration and handling because the torque delivered to the wheels can be “carefully controlled.”

Whatever the case, it appears a gas-electric from Maranello is just over the horizon.

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Hybrid Ferrari is a nice concpt but even its v12 engine, wont the power be affected/compromised in some or other way?
 

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Man lots of hybrid cars are being launched. Is the world really running out of petrol?
 
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They are fossil fuels and will surely finish in coming years. i found solar hybrids a better concept. [thumbswink]
 

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I havent driven any hrbrids yet but looking at the CIVIC HYBRID zipping through tight traffic conditions so swiftly, i think they dont lack power as i earlier thought.
 
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Ferrari is expected to reveal a hybrid version of the 599 GTB during the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show in March. Coinciding with the same "green" strategic direction as some other notable supercar makers, fans of the Italian marque might not find this news too disappointing or at least not much of a surprise. If this is the case, then a hybrid Ferrari 599 concept would usher in a new era for the sports car manufacturer starting with the first ever prancing horse from Maranello to feature a gas/electric power train that is intended for public use.

The car’s hybrid system will combine a set of highly efficient lithium ion batteries and an electric motor mounted in the rear transaxle. This electrified prop shaft will generate its maximum torque at zero RPM, thus cutting the extremely inefficient around town fuel consumption by up to 35% which may be translated as equivalent to about 17 litres per 100km.

The future Ferrari concept will make the most of what the Scuderia has learned from the F60’s Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS ) that was developed throughout the 2009 Formula One season. The KERS-like brake regeneration system, start/ stop technology and electric boost will also be installed.

A hybrid 4x4 Ferrari technical illustration first appeared a few months ago and was reported to be the real thing. It seems in the absence of a sedan from the prancing horse the more family-oriented V12-powered 599 GTB would be the perfect candidate for a hybrid powertrain.

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Ferrari has announced that it will finally unveil its hybrid vehicle at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show. Ferrari will introduce hybrid variant of Ferrari 599 which is expected to showcase the all-wheel drive hybrid propulsion system rather than the battery-electric system. The company has not revealed many details about the car but states that “the car will represent a great path toward the future.” The vehicle will employ Ferrari’s famous V12 engine supplemented by the KERS system. The KERS setup captures energy from braking to charge the batteries. The batteries along with the electric motor allow for added power during short stints of high acceleration driving. (Courtesy: Cartradeindia)


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