The future Ferrari F-450 will make its auto show debut this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the form of a concept. Compared to the Ferrari F-430, the vehicle it replaces, the 450 will be a little taller, the wheelbase a litte longer and the track a little wider. Even the air intakes in the new fron bumper will grow a little bit.

But the news that everyone has been waiting to hear, what’s under the hood? Ferrari will use a 4.5 Liter V8 engine that delivers 550 HP. The engine will be mated to the same double-clutch gearbox as the Ferrari California and will feature the latest in Formula 1 technology, a Kinetic Energy Recovery System, or KERS that will add an extra 35 electric horsepower to the gasoline engine’s output whenever the driver demands it.

But here’s the real question. Does it qualify for tax rebate?


Source: Auto Motor Und Sport

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  (4) posted on 05.16.2009

Another interesting question would be the price, wouldn’t it? Even if it qualifies for a tax rebate, I would never expect to pay less for any hybrid package...

  (177) posted on 05.12.2009

Giving Ferrari a bigger bumper I think will boost its more exotic features. I would love to see this concept car in the auto show.

  (231) posted on 05.12.2009

This body kit upgrading sounds promising and buffing an extra power through hybrid technology that was borrowed from Formula 1 is indeed something we hope will not disappoint us.

  (318) posted on 05.12.2009

BMW and Honda are testing KERS. At the 2008 1000 km of Silverstone, Peugeot Sport unveiled the Peugeot 908 HY, a hybrid electric variant of the diesel 908, with KERS. Peugeot plans to campaign the car in the 2009 Le Mans Series season, although it will not be capable of scoring championship points.

  (314) posted on 05.12.2009

FYI: Xtrac and Flybrid are both licensees of Torotrak’s technologies, which employ a small and sophisticated ancillary gearbox incorporating a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CPC-KERS is similar as it also forms part of the driveline assembly. However, the whole mechanism including the flywheel sits entirely in the vehicle’s hub (looking like a drum brake). In the CPC-KERS, a differential replaces the CVT and transfers torque between the flywheel, drive wheel and road wheel.Hence, this KERS will surely make alot of performance quality for the new 585

  (289) posted on 05.12.2009

Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) are currently in use for the motor sport Formula 1 season, and under development for road vehicles.The concept of transferring the vehicle’s kinetic energy using Flywheel energy storage was postulated by physicist Richard Feynman in the 1950s and is exemplified in complex high end systems such as the Zytek, Flybrid, Torotrak[and Xtrac used in F1 and simple, easily manufactured and integrated differential based systems such as the Cambridge Passenger/Commercial Vehicle Kinetic Energy Recovery System (CPC-KERS)

  (421) posted on 05.12.2009

Yes, that’s the question I suppose. For sure this will be a better car than its predecesor especially the KERS adding extra power in it. But the question is does it qualify for tax rebate? As we all know life is not easy nowadays

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