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    Report: Ferrari teases new "powerful road car ever," and it's a hybrid

    We doubt the developers of the Toyota Prius had this in mind, but we'll take it. The Ferrari with the most power ever, which will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next January, will indeed be a hybrid, Automotive News reports, citing people it declined to identify. The new model, which will ...

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    Official: Montezemolo confirms new Ferrari Enzo hybrid by year's end

    Business has been good for Ferrari. Thanks in no small part to expanding its activities in developing markets, the racing team turned automaker raked in 556 million euros in revenues to generate 42.1 million euros in profit in the first quarter of this year alone – an increase of 13.2 and ...

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    Report: Patents reveal Ferrari working on non-KERS hybrid

    Ferrari is known for hyper-exotic supercars, speed and big price tags. There is a reason, though, that we didn't mention fuel efficiency. Hopped-up V8 and V12 engines don't exactly conjure up images of tree-hugging, and, for the most part, our Autoblog pals are more than okay with that. That ...

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    Report: Ferrari hints, again, at V12 hybrid powertrain option

    The maker of some of the world's fastest cars appears to be s-l-o-w-l-y making its way towards hybrid powertrains. Ferrari, which has been saying that it would explore a V12 hybrid powertrain, made further hints of a Ferrari hybrid in the future at the launch of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta last ...

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    Report: Pininfarina P4/5 Competizione going hybrid?

    Race cars are going hybrid these days. Formula One racers store regenerated brake energy. Porsche packs a flywheel into the 911 GT3 R. Just the other day, Toyota unveiled its new TS030 Hybrid endurance prototype. And now even Jim Glickenhaus' one-off Ferrari-powered, Pininfarina-designed P4/5 ...

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    Report: Ferrari FF converted to run on bio-ethanol packs 875 hp

    There are drawbacks to every kind of alternative to burning fossil fuels in our cars. Electric cars don't have enough range. Hybrids are burdened with what essentially boils down to two parallel powertrains. Hydrogen is limited to where it is available. Bio-ethanol has its own drawbacks, but ...

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    Ferrari boss says we'll "never see a Ferrari electric"

    It's not too hard to imagine a future – a distant one, perhaps – where the majority of automobiles run on electricity, is it? It is for Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo, who says that pure electrons are not part of the Prancing Horse's equation. While chatting with our cohorts ...

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    Saft supplying five Formula 1 KERS cars with VL li-ion batteries [w/video]

    Saft has revealed that it will supply its "state-of-the-art" batteries based on its VL lithium-ion cells to five of the 12 Formula 1 (F1) teams competing this season, including Ferrari and Lotus Renault GP. The batteries are a vital part of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) that is being ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf named World Car of the Year, Volt wins World Green COTY

    Big congratulations go to the 2011 Nissan Leaf this morning, as it has just been named the 2011 World Car of the Year. The Leaf garnered more votes than the 2011 Audi A8 and 2011 BMW 5 Series, the other two finalists for the World Car title. In 2010, the Volkswagen Polo took home this ...

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    Report: Ferrari speeding ahead with CO2 reduction

    Think of Ferraris and the most direct correlation you're likely to come up with to the color green is the money you'll spend on one. But the fact of the matter, according to reports, is that Ferrari is gaining more ground in its commitment to reduce carbon emissions than any of its ...

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    Scuderia Ferrari F1 team turns to biogasoline for last 3 races of the season

    Ferrari F60 – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    NASCAR recently announced that its official fuel for the 2011 season would be Sunoco Green E15, an ethanol-gas blend that's sure to make the farm boys happy. Now, the Formula One team of Scuderia Ferrari will turn to biogasoline, a ...

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    Paris Preview: Ferrari to introduce more efficient version of California GT

    Ferrari California – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every automaker, including low-volume, high-performance brands like Ferrari, is going to have to reduce fuel consumption in the coming years, and the Italians will show their first tangible effort at the Paris Motor Show. The ...

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    Ferrari boss says more efficient V6 could be added to engine lineup

    Ferrari 599 GTO – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ferrari and fuel efficiency are two terms which reveal few hits if entered into Google's search engine. On the other hand, Ferrari and supercar will give you page upon page of results well worth looking at. But times are changing and ...

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    Ferrari 'forced' to add hybrid, emissions concerns not 'real'

    Ferrari 599 HY-KERS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    By now, you've likely seen the various hybrid vehicles shown off by Ferrari, both for racing and for street-legal models in concept form. Purists might be more than a bit put off by the idea of a supposedly eco-friendly vehicle ...

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    McLaren, Ferrari, Williams, Renault all favor return of KERS to F1 in 2011

    The McLaren Formula One team has joined Ferrari, Renault and Williams in backing the return of kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) to the series in 2011. A handful of teams experimented with these hybrid drive systems in 2009 but everyone abandoned the systems for 2010. McLaren was actually ...

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    F1 teams consider bringing back KERS for 2011

    BMW Sauber F1.09 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A great debate is currently taking place between Formula One teams as to whether they should reinstate the use of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for next year. The proposal is being considered by the team principals ...

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    German-engineered yeast makes for larger cellulosic ethanol yields

    Scientists in Germany have engineered the common industrial yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to ferment the sugars pentose (C5) and hexose (C6) from biomass feedstock to create ethanol and butanol. Translation: cellulosic ethanol may be one step closer to being more than the green automotive ...

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    Video: Ferrari does the hybrid thing

    Ferrari HY-KERS – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    You can bet that when Ferrari does a hybrid, it isn't going to be your run-of-the-mill battery assist. Based on its experience last season in Formula One with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System – developed in concert with ...

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    Ferrari wins first Formula one race with cellulosic ethanol blend

    Fernando Alonso winning the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Corvette Racing and several other teams in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) have been running on cellulosic ethanol for two years now but the alcohol fuel made its first appearance in Formula One ...

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    Maserati to follow Ferrari down path of hybrid sportscars?

    What's the world coming to when two of Italy's most storied supercar manufacturers – we're talking Ferrari and Lamborghini here, in case you couldn't tell – are planning to launch hybrid automobiles? Well, actually that'd be three of Italy's most storied automakers, now that rumors of ...


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