On May 2009, Ferrari’s hybrid designs leak to internet. And it made clear about the future Ferraris. However Ferrari didn’t deny about hybrid technology on their new cars, their strategy to use hybrid is to increase performance not to save the world like Prius. The idea of hybrid Ferrari does not sound nice ! Honestly I would not prefer a hybrid model.
Now Ferrari 559 has a hybrid, actually Ferrari is planning to announce it on Geneva Motor Show. Previous speculations about hybrids were based on four wheel drive concept but there is not clear informaiton about this for hybrid 599. This technology will help to reduce consumption up to %35 !!! Great economy for Ferrari drivers, they were expecting this for long years :) And KERS, braking energy regeneration system and some other systems for increasing efficiency.
There will one advantage from the electric motor, except economy electric motors provide high amount of torque at any rpm level. This means, Ferrari’s acceleration might benefit from this technology but there will be extra weights like electric motor and batteries.
I am pretty sure that, Hollywood start will drive their hybrid Ferrari and stay enviromental. “I have a Ferrari and it is economical”; sounds like I have a lion at home and it is on diet !