Ferrari News

  • Sergio Marchionne

    Back in 2013, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo proclaimed, "I don’t believe in the electric cars"—all but solidifying the automaker's position for the future. Even as recently as 2016, current Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne called the possibility of an electric Ferrari "an obscene concept." Now the purveyor of some of the world's most exclusive and expensive V-8 and V-12-powered Italian supercars has changed its tune—and it's not the only brand to do so. DON'T MISS: No Electric Cars In Ferrari's Future...But Hybrids? Certainly At the 2018 North American International...

  • Atieva electric van "Edna" drag races Tesla Model S and Ferrari California T
    When a Tesla Model S and Ferrari drag-race an electric van...what happens?

    Startup Atieva built an electric van that smoked a Tesla Model S and Ferrari California T in a drag race.

  • 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS electric-car conversion
    Electric Ferrari, Magnum, P.I. style

    A 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS gets converted to electric power.

  • Ferrari LaFerrari
    Even Ferrari To Cut Carbon Emissions, With Hybrid V-12 & Turbo V-8 Engines

    The fastest, most expensive sports cars and supercars must constantly boost performance to stay competitive--and now they're also having to cut their carbon emissions at the same time. Ferrari, possibly the best-known among sought-after supercar brands, plans to cut average carbon emissions across...

  • LaFerrari supercar
    No Electric Cars In Ferrari's Future...But Hybrids? Certainly

    The hybrid badge has been applied to plenty of cars over the years, but few are more dramatic than the Ferrari LaFerrari--the firm's next hypercar. The $1.34 million sold-out supercar hasn't even hit the streets yet, but as a statement of intent for hybrid technology it already speaks volumes--and...

  • Rimac Concept One electric supercar
    Rimac Concept_One Electric Supercar Vs Ferrari 458: Guess Who Wins?

    The Ferrari 458 Spider is not a slow car. That sounds like a statement of the obvious, but when you see it left for dust by another vehicle, as in the video above, you might have wondered. The 4.5-liter, V-8-engined Ferrari has no answer for the Concept_One, the thousand-plus horsepower supercar...

  • LaFerrari supercar

    After months of speculation, the latest Ferrari hypercar is finally here. You may wonder why we'd announce such a thing on Green Car Reports--after all, the Enzo, F50, F50 and 288 GTO hypercars were never that green. Usually very, very red, in fact. But as with many other current top-end supercars with unbelievable performance, technology is changing the way such cars are designed and built--and changing the way they're powered. Just like the recent McLaren P1, also present at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Ferrari, whose model name is 'LaFerrari', is a hybrid. Of course, it's not your...

  • The carbon fiber tub of the upcoming Ferrari F70
    Ferrari Shares Chassis Secrets Of New Hybrid Supercar

    In the world of high gas prices and tough gas mileage standards, even exotic supercar manufacturers are having to think about ways to make their cars leaner, meaner, and greener. Which is why one exhibit on the Ferrari stand at the 2012 Paris Auto Show--the carbon fibre tub which will form the...

  • Ferrari Enzo
    Ferrari's Enzo Supercar Successor Goes Down Hybrid Route

    It now looks almost certain that Ferrari will use hybrid technology for the next iteration of its range-topping supercar line, according to reports. Following the iconic 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo hypercars, the next model--dubbed by some as F70--looks set to use Ferrari's HY-KERS hybrid system...

  • Ferrari HY-KERS in mid-rear engine configuration
    Ferrari Reveals Latest HY-KERS V-12 Hybrid Drivetrain

    There was a time when hybrid drivetrains were only used in ultra-green cars like the venerable Toyota Prius. In recent years however, even automakers like Ferrari have embraced the concept of hybrid drivetrains in an attempt to build cars that satisfy ever-tougher emissions and gas-mileage...

  • Ferrari California Handling Speciale package
    Ferrari Hybrid Patents Revealed, Two Motor System

    "Ferrari hybrid" is right up there with "Porsche diesel" and "Bentley SUV" as far as oxymorons go. Even so, Porsche has been producing diesels for several years now, soon to hit the U.S, and Bentley showed an SUV concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, so maybe it isn't that unusual after all...

  • Ferrari Enzo
    Ferrari Developing V12 Hybrid, Downsized V6s Possible

    Even supercar makers take the environment into account when designing a car these days. Modern Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches have to meet the same regulations as regular passenger cars, even if ultimately they still use more gasoline and pump out more emissions. Ferrari is hoping to cut its...

  • 2012 Ferrari FF

    Ferraris aren't typically known for their green credentials. In fact, they tend to be known for everything but green credentials: High performance, for example. High-revving V-8 and V-12 engines. Being painted very, very red. Not being painted green. Most methods of extracting greater power from the 2012 Ferrari FF's 6.3-liter, 650-horsepower V-12 probably aren't very green either. Unless, says AutoBlogGreen, it's been converted to run on bio-ethanol. One Norwegian firm is offering to convert customer FFs to E85 bio-ethanol, raising power to 875-horsepower and dropping carbon emissions by a...

  • Green Vehicles Triac 2.0
    Lesson Learned As Salinas Sues Bankrupt Electric Car Maker?

    It's a sad fact of business that many start-up companies fail within the first few years of trading. Electric car fans are quite used to this and even the most promising new companies can struggle. One such company is Green Vehicles, an electric start-up that folded back in July. Green Vehicles had...

  • Minddrive Project Lola electric car
    Kansas Students To Drive Coast To Coast On Electric Car Trip

    It's human nature to take on challenges, and for many in the electric car industry that means embarking upon huge road trips in cars not known for their long ranges. We've seen trips from Alaska to Mexico in an electric race car and 25,000 miles in a Tesla Roadster, amongst others. Minddrive's idea...

  • 2012 Ferrari FF
    Ferrari Boss: No Electric Prancing Horses, But Hybrids Are OK

    Ferrari has been making super-fast, super-sexy sports cars for over 80 years. But just as it won’t ever be making a four-door coupe, the firm won’t be switching roaring gasoline engines for the quiet hum of an electric motor any time soon. In fact, talking to engadget on Friday, Ferrari...

  • Tesla Roadster right-hand drive
    Electric Cars In "No Benefit For Poor Communities" Shocker

    Presumably following studies on whether bears really do defecate in the woods and to which religion the Pope actually pertains, The Greenling Institute in California has released a new report suggesting that expensive electric vehicles aren't benefitting communities of low income. The new study...

  • 2009 Ferrari California
    Is A Ferrari California Hybrid Model In The Works?

    Based on recent spy photos, Britain's Autocar believes that Ferrari is testing a hybrid drivetrain to be launched on an upcoming version of the Ferrari California.

  • First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) - the state department charged with reducing air pollution and improving the quality of air that Californians breathe - has announced that the California state electric vehicle rebate program will soon run out of money, meaning that electric car buyers may have to wait for more funding to be released before they get their rebate. Worse still, increased demand in the program means that while CARB is proposing to triple the funding allocation for rebates for the next fiscal year it is also planning to halve the maximum rebate available for each car...

  • Traffic Jam
    Bill Uses California Traffic To Fuel EVs Instead Of Road Rage

    It's ironic that as the world becomes more interconnected, America is trying to become more independent. Nowhere is that more obvious than in our energy policy, where we talk a lot about the dangers of depending on foreign oil and the importance of generating our own energy. A new bill moving...

  • Electric-Car Charging Stations Pop Up All Over, Hotels Included

    While AllCarsElectric posts are regularly written from at least three countries, occasionally we get to cover electric-car events in our own back yard--specifically, Palo Alto, California. On Friday, we attended a ceremony to inaugurate the first electric-car charger installed at any hotel in very...

  • 2009 Ferrari California
    Ferrari Shows Biggest CO2 Cut Amongst Supercar Brands, But Is There More To The Numbers?

    Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce the levels of greenhouse gases their respective countries produce, and more often than not, the first sector they look at is the auto industry. Here in the U.S. the government has imposed a tough 34.1 mpg fleet-wide fuel economy...

  • Fernando Alonso tests the 2010 Ferrari F1 car at Fiorano
    EV-GP? Electric Racing Series Could Lead To EV Formula 1

    The fans might take some convincing on this one... President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and former Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Jean Todt has revealed plans to introduce new electric car, go-kart and single-seater racing categories across...

  • Prototype of adapted vehicle hoist to permit NuTankX gasoline-tank swapping
    Startup Offers Gasoline-Tank Swaps Derived From Electric Car Concept

    Cars with electric drive motors are now midway through their second decade, and ideas from hybrids and electric cars are starting to filter back into mainstream gasoline vehicles. Ford, for one, adapted several ideas from its hybrid vehicles to reduce the fuel consumption of its 2011 Explorer...

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