Auto industry Ferrari Hybrid F150

Published on February 10th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

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Ferrari Hybrid Supercar Gets Teased in Weird Instagram Post

Ferrari Hybrid F150

Ferrari has impressed over and over again with their emissions-reducing technology advancements and news of their hybrid drivetrain development. More recently, Ferrari has been in the news with buzz surrounding its upcoming Ferrari hybrid supercar, which was dubbed the F150 and teased via Ferrari’s official Instagram feed shown here.

The Ferrari F150 (yes, I realize that Ford is going to sue them into the stone age – how it is that they can’t see it just proves that Ferrari’s marketing division is run by a pack of idiots with short memories) promises to be one fast hybrid, set to run down Porsche’s upcoming 918 hyper-hybrid and bait Bugatti Veyron owners into high-stakes, pink-slip drag races on the streets outside Monaco, Dubai, or (more likely) Scottsdale.

Cool as all that is Ferrari hybrid chatter is, it’s not exactly weird. This is where it gets weird:

Geneva Motor Show I am coming to take your hearts away. The Most Powerful HyperFerrari on its way to take your breath away, a hypercar which can eclipse any competition. Formula1 technology direct inhereted into this masterpiece, a car which can turn into a cornor as quick as a Formula1 car, a car packed with downforce as a real Formula1 car. #destroythecompetition #forzaferrari

See what I mean? That, by the way, is supposed to be an official Ferrari post.

As much as I question Ferrari’s sanity in choosing to bait Ford into a costly lawsuit/PR extravaganza and potentially re-launching the Ford (nee Cobra) vs. Ferrari wars, I like to think something here is amiss, since all (literally, ALL) the Fiat execs I’ve ever worked with or spoken to have a finer mastery over the English language than most of the native-born Americans I’ve met. On top of that, why Instagram? Why not a press release? Maybe this Ferrari Hybrid “news” real. Maybe it’s a fake. Either way, whenever Ferrari claims their next road car will be a high-downforce corner-carver with F1-levels of handling, you want to pay attention.

Source: Ferrari, via Jalopnik.


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