Race cars are going hybrid these days. Formula One racers store regenerated brake energy. Porsche packs a flywheel into the 911 GT3 R. Just the other day, Toyota unveiled its new TS030 Hybrid endurance prototype. And now even Jim Glickenhaus' one-off Ferrari-powered, Pininfarina-designed P4/5 Competizione is said to be getting a hybrid powertrain.

Emerging reports from Europe indicate that the GT prototype is preparing to return to the Nürburgring-based VLN series, but this time, it'll be packing some electric boost. That bit is tipped to come from a system provided by Magneti Marelli that's similar to the Kinetic Energy Recovery System it developed for Scuderia Ferrari for use in F1. The 4.0-liter V8 will continue providing principal motivation, but the added jolt of power could be just what the team needs to conquer the Green Hell with green(er) propulsion.


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      Morgan
      • 2 Years Ago
      This story is a lie. they're secretly converting it to run on whale blubber and baby seals.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      They may as well go hybrid. It's not like ferrari stands for anything anymore, with station wagons and no manual options on any cars.
        • 2 Years Ago
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        Kris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        You know nothing about Ferrari. Stop trolling!!!
      Elmo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought it had a 4.3L V8 since it's based on the F430 GTC...
        tjon901
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Elmo
        Most F430 race cars run 4 liter engines so they can have less ballast.