The automaker’s boss, Luca di Montezemolo assured us that the hybrid powertrains won’t make it to the Prancing Horse’s production models unit 2014. However, it seems that eco Ferraris will enter our world sooner than that.
According to AutoBild, the successor for the 612 Scaglietti will come with an electric motor that will assist the internal combustion one. The grand tourer will use a V12 powerplant capable of producing around 550 hp, in conjunction with an electric unit that will deliver around 100 hp. This will allow it to come with a 35 percent CO2 emissions reduction.
The vehicle is expected to debut at next year’s Geneva Auto Show. It will offer enhanced interior comfort through an increased space. This also means that it will come with a longer wheelbase compared to 612 Scaglietti’s one.
Ferrari used this year’s Geneva Auto Show to introduce the HY-KERS Experimental Vehicle. This is a hybrid version of the 599 that comes with a tri-phase electric motor which is connected to the rear dual clutch seven-speed F1 transmission.
The electric unit sends its power via one of the two clutches. It tips the scales at 40 kg and delivers over 100 hp. It also acts as a Kinetic Energy Recovery System, using the braking energy to recharge the vehicle’s battery and features dedicated cooling and lubricating units. Ferrari claims that the electric motor allows for a 35 percent reduction in CO2 emissions.