When rumors began circulating about a Ferrari 599 Hybrid concept model was in the pipeline, you could say that it piqued the curiosity of a lot of people within the automotive circle.

After all, for a while it seemed that the words ‘Ferrari’ and Hybrid’ went along as much as peanut butter and carrots. But since everybody has been jumping the hybrid bandwagon in recent times, we were prepared to give Ferrari the benefit of the doubt and wait to see if they did have a hybrid in the works.

Turns out, they actually do, after the first photos of the prototype 599 Hybrid made its way to the Internet recently.

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And from what we’ve heard, the Ferrari 599 Hybrid is farther along than a lot of us would have expected. The car comes with an electric motor that produces somewhere in the neighbourhood of 100 horsepower and 137Nm of torque that comes attached to the rear-mounted transmission. This extra pony kick counterbalances the added weight of the motor – somewhere around 220 pounds – and, as a result, doesn’t compromise the speed and power that Ferraris are accustomed to having.

The Ferrari 599 Hybrid is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, at which time, we’re going to have a clearer picture of what the Prancing Horse has in store for the hybrid market.

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6 comments:

  (502) posted on 06.10.2011

Well, I guess they are still working on this production since its still not available in the market..It’s almost year ago, I wonder if they already killed this production?

  (379) posted on 03.1.2010

Nice. One of the things that has been a big question for me back then wherein electric or hybrid cars are not in trend just yet, is that how will the performance be affected. It’s great that this car can still deliver a great driving experience behind the wheel.

  (515) posted on 03.1.2010

You know, if the electric motor and battery setup doesn’t add too much weight, this thing could be a truck monster. Even with a bit of extra weight, it looks like the KERS is mounted pretty low, so body roll should be at a minimum. The acceleration coming out of corners should be pretty epic.

  (1333) posted on 02.28.2010

well i guess making the ferrari hybrid will perform the same as the regular ferrari, likewise what they did on porsche 911 turbo.

  (1333) posted on 02.28.2010

well i guess making the ferrari hybrid will perform the same as the regular ferrari, likewise what they did on porsche 911 turbo.

driftman  (9) posted on 02.28.2010

you have to wonder what a hybrid ferrari would be like.

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