Ferrari will have all-wheel drive hybrid system

Posted on 2 November, 2009

That is until now, at least according to Autocar. An unnamed source tells the British magazine that the hybrid drivetrain will debut on the next-gen 612 (could the recently-spotted long-wheelbase 612 be a hybrid mule?) with a pair of torque-laden electric motors that will be connected to the front wheels. Ferrari’s traditional V12 or possibly a turbocharged V8 engine would send power to the GT car’s rear wheels.

As befitting an automobile wearing the coveted Prancing Horse badge, Ferrari is said to be using the system to benefit handling and not to improve fuel efficiency. Whatever the case, we’ll surely know more by 2014 or so when Ferrari is actually expected to have the hybrid ready for production.