New Ferrari 612 Scaglietti at Geneva show but no hybrid technology?

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After declarations that a new Ferrari to appear at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show will be a next generation model showing off some modern, ecological technology to keep in step with the times, reports are that the new model could be the next Ferrari 612 Scaglietti but that it might not have the hybrid technology planned. With interest growing in the “new Ferrari” as promised by Luca di Montezemolo, we can’t be sure that it will be labelled the new 612 Scaglietti, but that it will mark a technological evolution seems likely with rumours of a new shooting brake body style denied.

Reports from fan forums and indicate that the new Ferrari is codenamed F151 and that it should adopt electronically-controlled all-wheel drive technology. Apparently this system works only at higher speeds to guarantee the best stability and traction control, contrary to current logic which adopts more traditional modes of power and torque distribution in acceleration.

We could see a 6.3-litre V12 installed, with 670 hp and a dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission. This could result in performance figures of acceleration to 100 km/hr of just 3.7 seconds and about 330 km/hr of top speed. That makes this F151 superior to the current 612 Scaglietti model. The mystery still remains as to whether we will see the first production Ferrari hybrid model, where original rumours had combined power from both the engine and electric motor of about 650 hp. The all-wheel drive technology makes sense in this contest but we’ll have to wait for the Geneva show for more details.

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