Next year, the first Ferrari hybrid will come integrating the latest F1 derived technologies. Ferrari’s hybrid debut will have plug-in technologies incorporated to its flagship Enzo model.
In case you don’t remember, the Ferrari Enzo revealed in 2002, is a gasoline powered automobile carrying the famed V12 mid-engine under its hood. The car also sported an electro hydraulic shift transmission and Carbon fiber-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) body, derived from Ferrari’s F1 expertise.
Enzo touted a 221 mph top speed, and could accelerate to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, quite unlikely for a car ten years ago.
Apparently, the new Enzo will take into its system the HY-KERS hybrid technology that can reduce the fuel consumption to 40%. More importantly in speed wise, it will allow the vehicle to pick up 200 kmph from halt, in just 3 seconds.
The real challenge for Ferrari will be the extra 120 kg baggage coming along the HY-KERS system. Ferrari is reportedly shedding some weight from the chassis and power train, to complement the extra weight.
The Hybrid Enzo will be sporting the same carbon fiber used in F1 cars for a lighter and credible torso. Li-ion cells manufactured by Samsung electronics will take care of the power supply. However, the auto-buffs will have to wait until the Q2 of 2013 for the Hybrid Ferrari Enzo.