Hybrids are everywhere and none more than at the Geneva Motor show, where most of the major brands were showing their new hybrid technology. But who would have thought that sports and luxury cars would start to play the hybrid ‘game’ as well?
After Porsche releasing their competition hybrid car, there were no surprise when Ferrari released its own at the Geneva Show as well.
Ferrari unveiled a hybrid version of its 599 GTB Fiorano, it uses the similar system utilised in their F1 car for the 2009 F1 season, the KERS system, an energy recovery system, except here it’s the HY-KERS. The system works by storing energy in lithium ion batteries recovering during braking. It works on a four-wheel drive hybrid drivetrain with an electric motor that puts out a rock crushing 100 hp.
Rumour has it that Maserati has plans to develop its hybrid model as well. One question remains though, will Lamborghini resist the hybrid movement?