Remember a while ago we reported for the first time that Ferrari is considering a hybrid version for the 599? We can now confirm that the Italian company will indeed reveal a 599 Hybrid prototype in March at the Geneva Motor Show. A production version will follow in the near future. The announcement was made by Luca di Montezemolo himself during the today’s unveiling of the 2010 Ferrari F10.

As we previously reported, Ferrari’s hybrid system will combine a set of highly efficient lithium ion batteries and an electric motor mounted in the rear transaxle. This electrified prop shaft will generate its maximum torque at zero RPM, thus cutting the extremely ineficeint around town fuel consumption by up to 35%, bringing overall fuel consumption up from around 9 MPG all the way closer to 14 MPG with the battery being recharged while the 599 is decelerating just like the F1 car.

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13 comments:

  (410) posted on 06.14.2011

Well, they haven’t announced it yet but I heard that also on rumours. I think if this car would be the successor then Ferrari’s luck is in the good hands!

  (559) posted on 06.14.2011

Wow! I have heard that this production model would be the successor of the Ferrari 458 Italia. I wonder on what is the speed performance of this car.

  (1211) posted on 11.7.2010

Even though the point is to show off the hybrid drivetrain and what not, the exterior looks sick. I want one.

  (780) posted on 03.30.2010

I thought no Ferrari models will took my attention but omg. This one really catch my attention.

  (807) posted on 02.18.2010

@mike100: they should make the engine more efficient, an engine that can consume small amount of fuel to run, instead of making a electronic supercar.

  (807) posted on 02.18.2010

I think ferrari car enthusiast will have a bad comments on this car. They should make this car not in hybrid but in V12 engine, with that engine and great style of the car, this will become a great sports car.

  (518) posted on 01.31.2010

The thing is, even though supercars like this one gets more mileage and produces less emissions, not everyone can afford it. It is still a sign of status quo and of course only the elite can afford it. Don’t get me wrong, if I have the money I would definitely get myself one of these dream cars, but I don’t so I guess I just have to admire it through pictures and in the streets.

  (708) posted on 01.31.2010

surely it will lessen the fuel consumption but still it is unwise to use it daily .

  (182) posted on 01.31.2010

It’s not that I’m playing devil’s advocate here but I hope that the performance of the supercars will not deteriorate with hybrid engineering.

  (182) posted on 01.31.2010

It’s not that I’m playing the devil’s advocate here but I hope that the performance of the supercar, with hybrid engineering, will not deteriorate.

  (182) posted on 01.31.2010

It’s not that I’m playing the devil’s advocate here but I hope that the performance of the supercar, with hybrid engineering, will not deteriorate.

  (180) posted on 01.31.2010

It’s really interesting that the future of supercars will become more fuel efficient through the hybrid version. Saves everyone from a heavy budget and then of course environmental friendly.

  (534) posted on 01.28.2010

I hope the ferrari Hybrid prototype will succeed on the market, good thing that ferrari has now a hybrid version, because the older v12 version are gas grizzlers, well that’s what you get with a super car.

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