Η Ferrari σήμερα στην έκθεση του Πεκίνου παρουσίασε τόσο το νέο της σύστημα KERS, HY-KERS 2012, όσο και την F12berlinetta στους Κινέζους. Το σύστημα δεν έχει καμία σχέση με αυτό που διέρρευσε πριν από μερικές ημέρες.

Το πρώτο HY-KERS που είδαμε στην έκθεση της Γενεύης πίσω το 2012, είχε σχεδιαστεί ώστε να μειώνει τις εκπομπές CO2 κατά 40% ενώ αύξανε και τις επιδόσεις. Χρησιμοποιούσε έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα το οποίο ήταν τοποθετημένο πάνω στο 7-τάχυτο αυτόματο διπλόδισκο κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων και συνεργαζόταν με τον V12 μπροστά, κεντρομήχανο κινητήρα της 599 GTB.

Το νέο HY-KERS έχει σχεδιαστεί για αυτοκίνητα που φοράνε τον V12 κινητήρα στο πίσω μέρος. Αν και η Ferrari δεν το επιβεβαιώνει στο δελτίο τύπου, η νέα Ferrari Enzo (F70) θα είναι το πρώτο αυτοκίνητο που θα το φορά. Το σύστημα διαθέτει δύο ηλεκτροκινητήρες, τον έναν τοποθετημένο πάνω στο κιβώτιο, ενώ ένας δεύτερος ηλεκτροκινητήρας έχει τοποθετηθεί μπροστά από τον V12 και δίνει ρεύμα στα βοηθητικά συστήματα του αυτοκινήτου. Και οι δύο ηλεκτροκινητήρες τροφοδοτούνται από μπαταρίες οι οποίες είναι τοποθετημένες σε διάφορα μέρη του αυτοκινήτου, ανάλογα με τον διαθέσιμο χώρο και την τελική διαμόρφωση του κάθε μοντέλου.

Η Ferrari δεν αποκάλυψε τίποτα σχετικά με το πόσα άλογα παράγει το σύστημα ΚΕRS της, αλλά οι φήμες μιλούν ότι θα δίνει επιπλέον 120 άλογα, όπου σε συνδυασμό με τα 800 άλογα του V12, θα κάνει την Enzo να αποδίδει συνολικά 920 άλογα.

Η πειραματική φάση του συστήματος έχει ολοκληρωθεί και η Ferrari αναφέρει ότι μέσα στους επόμενους μήνες θα ξεκινήσει η φάση ανάπτυξης του. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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Success for Ferrari at Beijing Autoshow. Huge crowds on the stand to see the F12berlinetta and the HY-KERS

Beijing, 23th April 2012 – After a hugely successful unveiling at Geneva, the F12berlinetta, the first in a new generation of Maranello’s flagship12-cylinder cars, makes its Asian debut at the Beijing International Motor Show. The event will also host the world premiere of the evolution of the HY-KERS concept, coupling hybrid technology with mid-rear architecture to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the combined cycle by 40 per cent whilst boosting performance. The F12berlinetta is the most powerful and high-performance road-going Ferrari ever. Powered by a truly exceptional V12 engine, it is built around an evolution of Ferrari’s transaxle lay-out and features cutting-edge components and electronic controls. The F12berlinetta also boasts extremely advanced aerodynamics and a design that exudes an innovative yet classic beauty.

The car’s wheelbase is shorter, its engine and driver position are lower and a new suspension and gearbox layout has yielded a more compact tail section. The result is a shorter, lower and narrower car than the previous V12 coupé. It also boasts perfect weight distribution (54% over the rear axle) and a lower centre of gravity further back in the chassis.

With a Fiorano lap time of 1’23’’, 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3.1 seconds and 0-200 km/h covered in 8.5 s, the F12berlinetta delivers absolutely benchmark performance. The handling balance achieved ensures maximum driving involvement even at low speeds, a feature thus far the sole domain of mid-rear-engined cars. The sporty handling is equally nimble and responsive on the road as on the track.

Great attention was paid to reducing fuel consumption and emissions which have been slashed by 30 per cent, with the result that the F12berlinetta tops its segment in terms of efficiency with 15l/100 km and 350 g/km of CO2.

The other important unveiling at Beijing is the evolution of the HY-KERS project adapted to a mid-rear engine layout. The powertrain on display consists of a 12-cylinder engine and dual-clutch gearbox coupled to an electric motor. A second electric motor is dedicated to the auxiliary systems and is located in front of the V12. The two electric motors are connected to the batteries which can be positioned in the car in line with the available space and final configuration.

The objective of this configuration is to create a sports car that, thanks to the integration with the electric motors, increases power while at the same time reducing emissions. The KERS features new, smaller and lighter electronic components which come close to achieving the declared target of 1 KW per kg of extra weight added by the hybrid system.

Technological transfer from F1 was fundamental to the design, engineering and construction of an innovative electric motor used to optimise the car’s longitudinal and lateral dynamic characteristics, namely torque management, traction control and brake distribution, to the benefit of sportiness and driving pleasure.

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. The result is instantaneous, continuous power delivery between the electric motor and petrol engine. During braking, the electric motor acts as a generator, using the kinetic energy from the negative torque to recharge the batteries. This crucial task is managed by a dedicated ECU, also F1-derived, which not only controls the electric motor, but also governs the power to the auxiliary systems (power steering, brake servo, air conditioning, onboard systems).

Work on the system has now reached the end of the experimental phase and the development phase will commence in the coming months. With the same nominal power output of a normal ICE, the HY-KERS system will enable Ferrari to reduce emissions by 40 per cent over the combined cycle.

Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa at the Beijing Auto Show: “In China Ferrari grows faster than the market: + 75% in 2011”

Maranello, 23 April 2012 – On the first day of the Beijing Auto Show Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa stated China’s importance for the manufacturer from Maranello, which has enjoyed an increase in sales that is higher than the 2011 market average : “Last year we sold 500 cars in mainland China, with a growth of 75% compared to the reference market, which grew at 65%,” Felisa confirmed. “Greater China is now the second most important market for Ferrari in the world.” At a conference with Chinese reporters Felisa underlined the country’s fundamental role for the Prancing Horse. “This year we’ll celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first car sold in Beijing. To celebrate this landmark a big permanent exhibition dedicated to Ferrari will open at Shanghai’s World Expo Park in the Italia Center in May. There we’ll present a special series of our 458 Italia model with a special livery, sporting the “longma”, the characteristic Chinese symbol, the legendary dragon-horse, the perfect symbol of Chinese culture and Ferrari.” “In mainland China,” Felisa concluded, “Ferrari’s network of 15 dealerships will be expanded to 20 by the end of 2012”.