Last month Top Speed reported that the Italian automaker, Ferrari, is preparing a new four wheel drive hybrid propulsion system to be used as means of enhancing the performance of their road cars. According to Ferrari CEO, Amedeo Felisa, the new system will first be used in a concept by the super car builder and is set to be unveiled at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show in December.

Like all the other makers Ferrari will have to meet the 2012 European emissions regulations, and in order to do comply, the group is exploring three different methods: turbo charging, biofuels and a highly anticipated hybrid concept car that will debut according to Felisa: "Not at Frankfurt, but shortly thereafter, probably at an American show." We will be eagerly waiting.


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  (289) posted on 06.9.2009

Prius as the Americas favorite might to brush up a little for the new competition. As this Ferrari stallion will surely rock the LA roads

  (314) posted on 06.9.2009

I must say there is truth in that statement. As LA is becoming a hybrid city and there is nothing new about this news. But if the KERS will be used for extra boost then this car is driving an extra mile against the crowd favorite Prius.

  (318) posted on 06.9.2009

There is nothing surprising with this news. California and especially Los Angeles, is starting to become the Hybrid capital or alternative fuel capital of the Automotive world.. I see alternative fuel test vehicles popping up left and right in the area

  (421) posted on 06.9.2009

To be honest. This is not so bad after all. A high reving twin turbo Ferrari V8 would make tons of power and sound amazing: a low V8 roar eventually eclipsed by the screaming turbos. On top of that, E85 has a higher octane rating than traditional gasoline, making it higher performance, especially in forced induction cars. Add a KERS like "Boost" button and that sounds like a pretty sweet Ferrari to me and very much inline with the green trend.

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