Company boss says concept car will be shown soon; rumours suggest Los Angeles show this year
9 June 2009

Ferrari boss Amedeo Felisa has dropped the broadest hint yet that a Ferrari hybrid concept car will be unveiled before the end of this year.

Asked about when a hybrid concept would be shown, he told US publication Car and Driver: ""Not at Frankfurt, but shortly thereafter, probably at an American show."

Autocar revealed patent drawings for a hybrid concept car and a turbo-charged engine earlier this month. You can see the drawings in our image gallery by clicking on the link above, and read about the technical details by following the links below.

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That has led to speculation that the car will be displayed at the Los Angeles show in December.

Felisa added that, in order to meet stringent 2014 European emissions regulations, Ferrari is looking at three solutions beyond those offered by the company's current V8 and V12 lineup.

He cited turbocharging, while still insisting that the engines would "still have that high-revving Ferrari feeling, and biofuel as two potential routes beyond hybrid technology.

"The ECU in the California can already adapt to E85, so the know-how is there," Felisa said.

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