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True or reality? Can electricity be the main power behind our mobility? Since kid I believed in it, by reading that the first Porsche was electric car, and finally in 2008. I started this blog to promote electric cars, sustainable mobility and enjoyment of driving. Website dedicated to driving enthusiasts who want exciting sports cars powered by electricity. There is no substitute. Green Supercar covering electric sports cars – from over 150 articles on new prototypes, production models, industry news to editorial reviews and coverage of related gear. Also we cover hybrid supercars, hydrogen cars, e-bikes and other interesting vehicles for driving enthusiasts.

Green, literally green Ferrari 599 hybrid

Yes, it’s green. I mean green colour is evident. Environment friendly creditability is less evident. But it IS the first hybrid Ferrari. We welcome that point.

OK, let’s start with numbers. Ferrari’s HY-KERS hybrid sport car is based on the 599 GTB Fioriano. It features a V-12 engine matched with an electric motor boosting power for an additional 100hp. It is classical hybrid, break assisted system,such as in Prius – whenever the car brakes, regenerative braking sends energy to a prismatic-cell battery pack, and the engine turns off. Energy can then be used to extend the vehicle’s range or provide a 100hp assist while driving. Full-electric mode available for a short trips around a town. The hybrid system added 220 pounds of weight, and Ferrari used it to lower center of gravity and give vehicle improved handling.

Thanks to hybrid system, fuel consumption in city conditions is reduced by almost 50%. Now it’s 14mpg… It was 9mpg. Well, that’s where green paintwork kicks in… Car is still green!

Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo has stated “We want to build a hybrid with huge power and huge performance. Within three to four years, every Ferrari in our lineup will offer some version of hybrid operation.

We are looking forward to that. Having a hybrid or plug-in Ferrari would be great. And I am sure eco-aware celebrities-like would be keen to jump on the waiting list. But next time… Make paintwork red. We are fine with red Ferraris 🙂

What would you choose – hybrid Ferrarri or Porsche?