Ferrari Confirms Hybrid Enzo

Ferrari has finally confirmed the unthinkable: A hybrid Enzo supercar! Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo made the announcement at the Beijing Auto Show, surprising everyone further with an expected 2013 production run! Outstanding…will there be a hybrid Enzo in our fleet of exotic vehicle rentals someday?

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Ferrari’s horses will be prancing in greener pastures

There are a plethora of battery-packing smartcars on the streets already: Nissan turned over a new Leaf, Prius is pious, and now the introduction of a hybrid Ferrari opens the scissor doors to an entirely new dimension! Not to be rude, Fisker…you have good Karma…but you are certainly not a Ferrari.

For those of you worried about power, Ferrari made a statement that may squash your fears: “The objective of this configuration is to create a sports car that, thanks to the integration with the electric motors, increases power while at the same time reducing emissions.”

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Hybrid Ferrari rolls out of concept, and into conception! 

How it works:
The technology used in Ferrari’s HY-KERS concept will power the yet-to-be-named hybrid. The powertrain couples a 12-cylinder engine with two electric motors—one for the engine and dual-clutch transmission and one for the auxiliary systems. There is a regenerative braking system to catch and reuse lost kinetic energy and lithium-ion battery cells provided by Samsung. The system is anticipated to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 40%. It appears the 2015 Ferrari hybrid technology has emerged early!
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The masses may be cool with this, so long as there is no sacrifice in the power department!

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