Ferrari will be launching its first ever gasoline-electric hybrid system in 2013. The said technology will be used and featured on the next Enzo successor. First announced in 2002, the Enzo is a gasoline-powered gorgeous cat that features a mid-engine V12 that is more than capable of running 60 miles per hour in just over 3.14 second. Top speeds can reach up to 221 miles per hour.
The Enzo is also reputed for its F1 technology that uses electrohydraulic shift transmission and carbon-fiber body. Ferrari will use its own “HY-KERS” hybrid that can slash fuel consumption by as much as 40% while minimizing the time it takes to accelerate from 0 – 200 kilometers per hour in just 3 seconds, contrary to a Ferrari that doesn’t have it.
At the Beijing Auto Show, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa said to Automotive News Europe, “We are entering the market with our Formula One-derived hybrid system, which will slash fuel consumption and increase performance”. The CEO also added that its HY-KERS system will add about 120kg more to the car.
They will proceed to cut down kilograms from a portion of the chassis as well as in the powertrain to compensate the heavier weight. To ensure a lighter and more durable design, Ferrari will use the same grade of carbon fiber used in their F1 cars. Samsung Electronics will reportedly help Ferrari in providing lithium ion cells for its battery packs.