And it's finally here, undeniably one of the more famous supercar brands on the market has finally unveiled their green supercar based on the Ferrari 599.
With a electrical motor sitting at the back, power output and torque figures show a significant jump although the extra system does add about 100kg to the cars weight. Engineers are quick to point out though that although the car is heavier, the extra power now offsets the weight gain...making for an altogether faster 599 than what is presently offered in the petrol variant.
Personally I'm not buying any of this. The 599, like every other Ferrari on the market and in the works, are being sold on the pretext that it's a thoroughbred prancing horse - a.k.a handles very well through corners and at high rated speeds.
With the added systems and even with the added power, everyone knows unless the extra components have been added and distributed at strategic locations, the overall handling and balance of the car will be upset - just as it did last season in Formula 1 where drivers together with their teams experimented with the placements of their regenerative braking systems. Each being different for the individual driver as it depended heavily on the drivers driving style and body weight.
What do you guys think about a hybrid supercar anyways?
Created the poll out of curiosity...for me the supercar has always been the holy grail of any enthusiasts driving experience and owning one that is a hybrid does take away the experience alil, albeit being more environmentally responsible.