Ferrari HY-KERS Experimental Vehicle Debuts in Geneva

Hybrid Ferrari is based on the 599 GTB Fiorano and features a 100 hp electric motor coupled to a V12 gasoline/petrol engine by way of Ferrari's 7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission

Ferrari has unveiled the HY-KERS, an "experimental vehicle," at the Geneva auto show today.

The HY-KERS is a hybrid Ferrari based on the 599 GTB Fiorano. The vehicle features a newly developed hybrid drivetrain system with the lithium-ion batteries fitted beneath the floor of the cabin. With no compromise on cabin or luggage space, the HY-KERS actually features a lower center of gravity than the standard 599 GTB.

The hybrid system comes with a 40 kg electric motor that not only provides additional torque during acceleration but is also electronically configured to balance the car's longitudinal and lateral forces. The car can also be run solely on the 100 hp (74 kW) electric motor. The motor operates through one of the 7-speed F1 transmission's dual clutches providing a seamless interplay with V12 gasoline/petrol engine.

The HY-KERS technology is largely derived from Ferrari's F1 team research. The kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) charges the batteries during braking.

Ferrari did not provide any range or fuel economy numbers in their announcement. But it is still just an experimental car.

 

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Motor show Geneva Motor Show
Automaker Ferrari
Article type Concept Car
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