Published on July 22nd, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ferrari hybrid supercar on the way
Ferrari is aiming to develop hybrid technology that would bring down its fleet average CO2 emissions to about 240g/km by 2018. This would be a significant drop from the figure last year of 310g/km. Germany’s Bosch is assisting Ferrari with the engineering and software. A 100 kg-weight was added to the 599 in the Hybrid Concept shown in Geneva due to the hybrid electric equipment. However, Ferrari asserts that there was an improvement in its on-road performance. It can accelerate from a standstill to 100 mph (161 km/h) in 10.4 sec, faster by 0.6 seconds. It’s interesting that the center of gravity of the 599 concept is unchanged. Ferrari is also planning to develop an ultra-fast traction control system that works by reversing the electric motor’s torque instead of cutting the engine power. In addition, the “electronic torque control” system can provide small torque inputs when accelerating. It has yet to be confirmed if Ferrari will use all of these mentioned features but regardless, this hybrid supercar is expected to have an impact on the supercar market.