We've been hearing a lot about Ferrari's Geneva-bound 599 Hybrid concept model for quite some time now, but the Italian supercar maker apparently can't keep it under wraps anymore as the first photos of the prototype model made it onto the web today.
In response to initial reports, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo confirmed during the Ferrari F10 Formula 1 car launch that a 599 hybrid concept was indeed under development. Now photos have surfaced from a private presentation and they are quite detailed.
The system comprises of an electric motor producing somewhere around 100 horsepower and 137Nm (110 lb-ft) of torque that is attached on the back-end of the rear-mounted transmission, and a battery pack located under the floor.
Looking at the photos with strategically placed mirrors for optimum viewing, we can see the electric motor attached to the rear of the differential. Located just beneath the floor pan is the battery labeled "Danger High Voltage."
Last but not least, we were told that the hybrid system is still in its infancy stage and will most likely take a few years to be offered on a series production model.