Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hot News: Ferrari 599 GTB Hybrid

We may see the fruits of Ferrari's F1 experience with the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) in production by next year. According to Italian automotive magazine Quattroruote, Ferrari is readying a 599 GTB Hybrid that may debut at the Geneva auto show in early March.

To little surprise, the magazine says the system uses lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor, and that the system recovers energy through deceleration and braking. A mild hybrid? Sounds like. But the magazine says the system could reduce fuel consumption by 35%. Currently, the EPA puts the 599 GTB (pictured) city/hwy fuel economy at 11/15 mpg.
Thanks to: Motor Trend

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