• Sep 7th 2010 at 10:58AM
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Ferrari California – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ferrari has plenty in the pipeline, and not just off in the distant future, either. There's a 599 roadster that was shown in secret during this year's Pebble Beach festivities, as well as a handful of 458 derivatives on their way. And that's just the start. Now comes word that the automaker has something big planned for this year's Paris Motor Show.

According to reports coming in from Italy, Ferrari is preparing to unveil another environmentally friendly prototype, similar in concept to the 599 HY-KERS displayed in Geneva earlier this year. This time, though, it'll be a different car and won't use hybrid technology.

Early speculation indicates we'll be seeing a prototype based on the California, but how it differs from the model currently on sale remains to be seen. Instead of a hybrid or start-stop system, reports suggest that Ferrari could be tinkering with such innovations as reducing internal engine friction, cylinder deactivation, streamlined aerodynamics for lower drag and the further use of advanced composites to reduce weight.

Whatever Maranello has in store, we'll find out soon enough when the show opens at the Porte de Versailles later this month.

Photos Copyright ©2010 Noah Joseph / AOL

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I know this is heresy but I was looking at the picture of the post above(Mits Eclipse) and scrolled past this post as I thought it was another Mits Eclipse....wowsee...kinda looks like a Mits if you look at it fast...
      • 4 Years Ago
      This makes about as much sense as a Rolls Royce hybrid. These cars aren't made in any kind of number hat it matters how efficient they are. If people feel a twinge of bad feeling spending $275, 000 dollars on a car donate the money to charity.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care what they do to it as long as Ferrari NEVER MAKES A HYBRID. I'm just glad they didn't this time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...so the Porsche 918 Spyder can have the "ridiculously fast in addition to getting good gas mileage" market all to themselves?

        Granted, it doesn't do both at the same time, but the 918 Spyder is an example of a hybrid done RIGHT.