Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari’s CEO, declared that the company has succeeded in maintaining its V12 motor and at the same time meet the CO2 requirements, thanks to the KERS system.
“We will roll out new technology that is there first and foremost to introduce a green factor to our cars and ensure that we can keep our product where it is in terms of CO2. Our hybrid system won’t be just about creating power, but saving energy, too….I’m not saying when, but it is possible that this technology will be on all Ferraris. It has been designed to fit all our future architecture, and if we go ahead it will be fitted as standard,” declared Felisa.
This year a Ferrari 599 GTB was experimented on with the technology, making the HY-KERS concept, with an electric motor mounted in the front that could run on that power along, and one in the rear that put out 100hp and 110 lb-ft.
Six cylinders have not been ruled out, however, and Felisa says “It is far away in the future, perhaps, but it is clear perceptions have altered. Even in the US, where until a few years ago eight cylinders was the minimum, it is clear that attitudes have changed. We have to think in that direction. “