Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Truly unbelievable: Ferarri will add a hybrid in their collection of cars
As I was browsing through an article on Jaguar creating a turbine-based hybrid,I noticed one of the most shocking headline " Ferarri is bringing the hybrid in Genava Motor Show", I was like WTF?
For some time there were rumors that Ferarri will be coming out with a hybrid(I did not hear any rumors btw) and they seem to have confirmed it while the presentation of this year's F10 Formula One Car. I seriously did not expect this to happen at least not yet. The reason being that Ferarri represents automotive engineering at its best. The innovations used in Ferarri cars are based from the extensive research they put into their F1 cars and these innovations are like the top of anything. These innovations are slowly integrated into road cars nowadays.
The car is based on the Ferarri 599 GTB Fiorano and will be gas-electric powered with the motor at the rear and a V12 at the front. The electric motor will be mounted at the rear transaxle and lithium-ion battery pack for optimal performance. The car will have the KERS (Kinetic energy recovery system) system, a technology introduced in F1 last season. To find the other details we have to wait till March at the Geneva Motor Show.
With the introduction of Ferarri in the hybrid sector, things in the hybrid industry will change forever.