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Ferrari unveiled its 2012 HY-KERS in Beijing

By FaezClutchless on 30 Apr 2012

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Back in 2010, Ferrari revealed the HY-KERS to the public which was featured on a 599 GTB. In short, it stands for hybrid kinetic energy recovery system and its main aim is to reduce CO2 emissions significantly while improving the engine’s overall efficiency and therefore, lowering fuel consumption.

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At the recent 2012 Beijing Motor Show, the Italian automaker unveiled its new HY-KERS technology; a hybrid electric, two motor powerplant with kinetic energy recovery system. It is possible for the system to be used on the Enzo’s replacement.

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The company stated that during testing, its new hybrid system has reduced fuel consumption by forty percent and it has also improved vehicle acceleration. Ferrari also stated that the new HY-KERS hits 200km/h 3 seconds faster.

The new HY-KERS uses a second electric motor which is solely used for powering the car’s auxiliary systems. Both electric motors are connected to the batteries which are distributed around the car. During braking, the motor acts as a generator, using the kinetic energy produced to recharge the batteries. Samsung Electronics will provide the lithium-ion batteries used in the car but Ferrari will produce the battery packs at its F1 facility in Fiorano, Italy.

The hybrid system comes with a minor disadvantage and that is additional weight. The system adds an extra 120kg to the car and Ferrari will combat that issue with the introduction of lightweight materials. The car will feature Formula One grade carbon fibre which is said to be lighter and stronger than the ones used in the Ferrari Enzo.

A specific production date for the Enzo’s replacement has not been released yet by Ferrari but with the developmental stages of the hybrid system likely to start in the next few months.

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