2012 Beijing Auto Show - Ferrari reveals new hybrid drivetrain
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- 06:39 pm, April 23, 2012
The F1 inspired drivetrain called the HY-KERS 2012 will power the on-test Enzo replacement.
Ferrari has unveiled a new powertrain called the HY-KERS 2012 at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, which is expected to power the new Enzo replacement. The new set-up is an updated version of the one displayed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show with Ferrari 599GTB; and the system can now be mated to a mid-rear mounted engine, unlike the front mounted unit shown before. Along with the update, Ferrari has also managed to drastically reduce the weight and size of the system, coming close to its target of attaining 1.34Ps per 1kg.
The Ferrari cars with HY-KERS will produce about 10 per cent more power, but more importantly reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent. The set-up has been developed in association with the Scuderia F1 engineers; specifically concentrating on torque management, traction control and brake distribution. The system uses a electric motor that recovers power under braking to recharge batteries, which is then transferred through one of the gearbox’s clutches directly to one of the two main shafts. This allows seamless flow delivery power alongside the V12 engine.
Ferrari's new hybrid system is most likely to debut with the up-coming Ferrari Enzo replacement that was caught testing just week in Germany on a secret high-speed track.
First Published on 06:39 pm, April 23, 2012
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