Ferrari has revealed a new HY-KERS hybrid setup for 2012 at the Beijing Motor Show which is heading for the F70 Enzo replacement.
It may seem odd to talk about a hybrid Ferrari, but it’s vital for companies like Ferrari to have a hybrid option in their arsenal to reduce average CO2 emissions for as long as legislators continue their pointless governance of carbon dioxide levels.
That’s why Ferrari developed their HY-KERS system, which was shown on a 599 in 2010, and it’s why Ferrari has now revealed a new HY-KERS system at the Beijing Motor Show.
The new HY-KERS system is a progression of the original Ferrari hybrid steup, the main difference being that this hybrid system is planned for a mid-engined V12 instead opf a fron-engined one.
That means this is the hybrid setup the Enzo’s replacement – the Ferrari F70 – will get when it arrives at the Paris Motor Show in September.
The HY-KERS setup for the F70 gets a V12 ICE engine with a dual clutch gearbox coupled to an electric motor, with a second electric motor located in front of the engine and used to drive auxiliary systems. Both electric motors are connected to the batteries which are distributed around the car. During braking, the motor acts as a generator using the kinetic energy produced to recharge the batteries.
Ferrari say this new hybrid system will reduce CO2 emissions by 40 per cent compared to an ICE engine with the same power, and they are close to their target of delivering 1KW per kg of weight added by the system.
Ferrari have obligingly put together a simplistic video explaining the HY-KERS 2012 system (below), but all that really matters is it actually means more power than you would have got without it.
For Ferrarista, that’s all that matters.
Ferrari HY-KERS 2012 Video