Ferrari Seriously Hints At Road-Going Hybrids
If anything at all, times are changing and green racing is more than ever becoming a reality. Racing has always tried to become as efficient as possible since day one. After all, anyone can slap on a big engine, gorge it with copious amount of gasoline to make it go fast and far. However, the weight penalty eventually outweighs the short lived gains. Smaller is better, which leads to more efficiency, something Colin Chapmen proved with his Lotus cars.
The hints are here and if anything to follow, then Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa appears to suggest that hybrid technology is in its near future. Back in 2009, Ferrari dropped 6 hybrid patents, something that sent the press into a frenzy. Energetically rebutted, it seems Ferrari is finally admitting hybrid technology is ready for high performance commercial rollout.
Technically Speaking. It’s hard to imagine but a future in which high-performance Ferraris will sport six cylinder hybrids may happen sooner than later. According to Amedeo Felisa: "We will roll out new technology that is there first and foremost to introduce a green factor to our cars and ensure that we can keep our product where it is in terms of CO2,".