The Ferrari supercar company has announced its intention to develop a hybrid model.
After the Maranello automaker has unveiled its first Hybrid Concept based on a standard 599 during the Geneva Motor Show, the firm’s goal is to reduce its CO2 emissions and to get on the hybrid segment.
According to the car manufacturer, the 599 Hybrid Concept accelerates from 0 to 160 km/h in 10.4 seconds, an improvement of 0.6 seconds since the unveiling of the car at the Geneva Motor Show.
The hybrid technology is adding around 100 kg to the supercar’s weight and, even though the company denies its involving in the hybrid segment, the “S” car plates spied by photographers means it is registered in Stuttgart, home of Bosch, the German supply giant.
Ferrari is also planning a super-fast traction control system which is reversing the electric motor’s torque, and an “electronic torque shaping” system that will help to maintain momentum during gear changes by a more linear throttle response.