Coming Soon - A 'Green' Ferrari

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While Ferrari's are known and admired for many things, environmental friendliness is not one of them. That however changed last week, when the Italian car company introduced its first 'green' high-performance vehicle at the prestigious Geneva Car Show.

The first hybrid model will be its signature car, the two-seater, Ferrari 599, which will be fitted with a 100-horsepower electric motor that is backed by a traditional 6-liter V12 engine, manufactured using a new technology dubbed HY-KERS.

Despite having the capability to go up to 200mph and accelerate from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, (2 seconds faster than the current model), the hybrid model will emit 35% less carbon dioxide. The new 599 is also more fuel efficient, providing 25mpg vs. the current 16mpg. It will also have the capability to harness the energy emitted while braking or slowing down, and using it to re-charge the batteries.

The only drawback to this otherwise amazing car, scheduled to be in showrooms in 2011, is the price, which at over $500,000USD is twice that for the traditional model. Also, thanks to its quiet electric engine, there will be none of the familiar 'roaring' sound, that makes heads turn, whenever one of these cool machines hits the freeway.

Not to be outdone, Porsche also unveiled its hybrid version of the 918 Spyder, which boasts the performance of a super-sports car, but the CO2 emissions of a small compact car. Not only that, it guarantees an acceleration of 62mph in just 32 seconds and a fuel efficiency of an astonishing 78 mpg, thanks to its two electric motors!

sources:dailymail.co.uk, motorauthority.com

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146 Comments
  • carkingThursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:45 am
    i love really fast cars like feerarri's
    • jeffyWednesday, November 28, 2018 at 7:23 am
      love that
      • gav213Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:49 am
        cool
        • jeffyThursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:48 am
          when it says 62 mph in just 32 seconds... you mean 3.2 seconds...but it is cool
          • braMonday, September 18, 2017 at 11:28 am
            I have one at my house.
            • globalcitizen
              globalcitizenSunday, September 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm
              cool car .
              • FarisSunday, September 3, 2017 at 9:30 am
                Wow what a nice car to buy
                • a4hand
                  a4handMonday, August 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm
                  cool
                  • I am awesomeSunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:18 am
                    I don't like it.
                    • ;-;Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:57 pm
                      WOW NOT EVEN GREEN LIGHTS!!!!!;(