While talking about the future roadster version of the Ferrari 599 with the British magazine Auto Express, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo also offered a few details on the company’s future hybrid plans.

During the interview, Luca di Montezemolo said: "The future for Ferrari is hybrid for the 12-cylinder and new [turbocharged] technology for the eight-cylinder. Within three-four years we will be ready with a V12 hybrid based on the HY-KERS concept."

Translated this means that the successor for the Enzo, the next 599, and the Scaglietti, will be powered by smaller-capacity V12s mated to electric motors to boost efficiency.

For the Vettura Laboratorio HY-KERS, the powertrain combines a V12 engine with an electric motor producing more than 100 Hp and is coupled to the rear of the dual-clutch 7-speed F1 transmission.

Internally known as the F70, the next Enzo will combine elements from the FXX Mille-Chili lightweight concept, the 599XX track car, and the 458 Italia. The F70 will be a very light car with a total weight of about 2200 lbs making the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 3 seconds, while top speed will go up to more than 230 mph.


Source: AutoExpress

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  (504) posted on 05.27.2011

Yes, Kind of good news. However, I just want to confirm if the 599XX is the successor of the 458 Italia? BTW, I want to see these technology on the Italia!

  (570) posted on 05.27.2011

Wow! Its a good thing that they considered to pursue a more advanced and modern technology the v12 engine. I bet with this changes it will help to boost the engine performance of the following car.

  (808) posted on 06.21.2010

nice well at least it’s fuel consumption is lessen.

  (417) posted on 06.20.2010

It’s long been suspected that Ferrari was hard at work developing a hybrid powertrain for its line of supercars and grand touring machines, especially since a series of patents were unearthed proving that the Italian automaker had at least sketched plans for such a system.

  (666) posted on 06.17.2010

Hopefully, this will become more relevant because I know Ferrari has been already producing V6s and V8s for over 40 years. Also, the Ferrari’s 288 GTO and the F40 were both twin-turbo V8s.

  (379) posted on 06.17.2010

hmm I hope getting a hybrid power-train wont lessen it’s speed and performance.

  (206) posted on 06.16.2010

They did it backwards! They should have gone hybrid V8 and turbo V12! Super power for their super car.

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