Ferrari shows an updated HY-KERS Concept at Auto China 2012

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 23, 2012

At the Auto China 2012 in Beijing, Ferrari unveiled the HY-KERS project adapted to a mid-rear engine layout. The powertrain features a 12-cylinder engine and dual-clutch gearbox coupled to an electric motor. Moreover, a second electric motor is dedicated to the auxiliary systems and is located in front of the V12.

These two electric motors are connected to the batteries, which are positioned in the car in line with the available space and final configuration. The KERS features smaller and lighter electronic components as Ferrari aims to achieve the target of 1 KW per kg of extra weight added by the hybrid system. The HY-KERS' electric motor delivers power using one of the gearbox's two clutches and is mated to one of the two main shafts.

As a result, the powertrain delivers continuous power between the electric motor and petrol engine. During braking, the electric motor can act as a generator and the kinetic energy from the negative torque is used to recharge the batteries. According to Ferrari, the system reached the end of the experimental phase and the development phase will commence in the coming months. Although it is just a rumor, we might see this powertrain on the Ferrari Enzo successor.

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