As expected, an upcoming Ferrari of some sort will include Ferrari’s HY-KERS hybrid technology with regenerative braking. This video could be a clue as to what model will feature the environmentally-friendly system, which shows a Ferrari 599 prototype tested around a track.
It’s suspected Ferrari was testing the hybrid setup on this, next-generation, Ferrari 599 6.0-litre V12 around its Fiorano test track. The hybrid setup includes a 75kW electric motor that might be able to power the car alone during certain conditions, providing improved fuel efficiency.
No matter how well this thing will be in terms of being green though, there’s no denying the sound of that superb V12 engine. Reports say this model will also be the replacement for the Ferrari 599 and will be based on the 599 GTO. Featuring modern touches like LED headlights, a revised front bumper bar and a new setup at the rear incorporating four exhaust pipes, the new 599 will be more aggressive than the outgoing model.
Of course, none of these details are official yet so we’ll have to wait and see what Ferrari has up its sleeve. Another rumour getting around though is this next-generation 2012 599 could incorporate a four-wheel drive system, a first for the glamorous Italian marque. Only time will tell. In the meantime, enjoy the awesome sounds of the prototype in the video below thanks to Marchettino’s YouTube channel.