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Luxury hybrids take center stage

submitted on March 3, 2010 by orangearrows in "Products / Gadgets"
When you talk about Ferrari, you're usually discussing horsepower, torque and cornering, not C02. But concerns over the environmental impact of all that horsepower and torque have even the most performance-oriented automakers looking at ways to burn less gas. You can see some of the results in the Geneva Motor Show, which recently opened to the media in Switzerland.

Ferrari boasts that this experimental hybrid car has a lower center of gravity -- thanks to the placement of an electric motor and batteries -- than the standard 599. The high-voltage electric motor is connected to a 7-speed Formula 1-style transmission. Ferrari's goal was to offset every kilogram in added weight from the hybrid system with at least one horsepower in additional force, so the 40 pound motor produces up to 100 horsepower.


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    Posted by HouTex on March 3, 2010
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    If they put this into production, I'm afraid to ask the price! But I'd be happy to test one for them..... Mr Green Mr Green
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    Posted by pablos17 on March 3, 2010
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    I saw a story on yesterday mentioning a Porche hybrid that looks effin' awesome as well. />
    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on March 3, 2010
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      Yep, I'd REALLY like to test one of those!

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