Ferrari wants to offer hybrid option in all models

According to Ferrari’s chairman Luca di Montezemolo, the Italian supercar maker wants to offer hybrid versions across its entire lineup within the next three to four years.

“This is a first step of a long project and we want within three years, maximum four, to have a hybrid Ferrari car ready for every single product of our range. This is our goal,” Montezemolo said to reporters. “In three years we aim to cut emissions by a minimum of 35 percent.”

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Ferrari showed its new 599 GTB HY-KERS Concept, a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano equipped with an advanced hybrid transmission. The concept consists of a high-voltage lithium-ion powered electric-motor mated to the rear of the dual-clutch 7-speed F1 transmission.

Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS:

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