Ferrari Hy-Kers Concept with hybrid technology
The Italian automanufacturer Ferrari starts using a hybrid powertrain in some of its exotic supercars . The company has filed patents for hybrid technology that uses a pair of electric motors and a battery pack. First еlectric motor assists the powertrain while the other runs auxiliary systems such as air conditioning, infotainment and power steering.
Ferrari hybrid Hy-Kers concept offers outstanding performance along with improved fuel economy and emissions. The new green car is example of how to use hybrid technology without losing sight of the performance. Hy-Kers will sprint from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and hit 125 mph in 10.5 sec.
The Hy-Kers is based on the 599 GTB Fiorano. Ferrari engineers put the power unit as low as possible in the car. That keeps the center of gravity low, preserves interior space and guarantee an unchanged dynamics. The compact motor is mounted at the back of a seven-speed paddle-shifted gearbox. The powertrain produces 107 horsepower and 111 pound-feet of torque.
Electricity is stored in a 3-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. The electric motor is for the urban cycle that involves low revs and low engine loads. There is also a gasoline 6.0-liter V-12 engine.
The hybrid system is based on Ferrari’s kinetic energy recovery systems used in Formula 1 racing.
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