Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa has downplayed the possibility of future hybrid models.

Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa has downplayed the possibility of future hybrid models.

In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, Felisa said a hybrid 458 Italia successor would be "interesting" but "we still need to wait for a leap forward in battery technology, which is currently not yet looming." As he explained, the "electrical engineering" on the LaFerrari costs around €60,000 ($82,970 / £49,245) and that's not including the "technical and financial effort" required to compensate for the additional weight of the hybrid system.

Despite not sounding overly optimistic about hybrid technology, Felisa said the LaFerrari has taught the company how hybrid systems can significantly improve the performance of their sports cars. He also reiterated plans to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by using turbocharged engines and mild hybrid technology.

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