Ferrari 599 GTB Hybrid – The First Ferrari Hybrid To Be Launched In March
Ferrari 599 GTB Hybrid will see the sunlight in the form of concept at Geneva on March 2. This will be the first hybrid model ever produced by the Italians.
Luca di Montezemolo has confirmed officially today that the first Ferrari’s hybrid model will be released on March 2, at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be based on the classic version of Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.
The Ferrari 599 GTB’s hybrid will be similar to other models of this type and will use lithium-ion batteries, the Italian engineers will implement a system for regeneration of lost kinetic energy via the brakes, which will operate in a similar with the KERS in Formula 1. The absolute innovation will be represented by the fact that the model will have two electric motors that will work alternately. Thus, if the one of the motors sends power to the wheel that is cornering on the outside, the other will gather KERS energy from the wheel inside the turn. The two electric motors and batteries that will power them will be located near the rear axle.
In addition to the hybrid system, Ferrari 599 GTBHybrid will receive a start-stop system, another novelty for a model of the Maranello automaker. The start-stop system implemented on the 599 GTB should significantly reduce fuel efficiency and the emissions of the V12 engine of this model mainly in the urban landscape, which will help Italy reduce the carbon footprint of the brand.