Fer­rari Cal­i­for­nia Hele

Price: $455,150 CO2: 270g/km

Element - - Transport -

Ex­otic two-seaters are kind to the environment by def­i­ni­tion, be­cause they hardly ever get driven. But for those mil­lion­aires who want to take the next step to­wards sus­tain­able su­per­car mo­tor­ing, there’s the Fer­rari Cal­i­for­nia High Emo­tion Low Emis­sions (HELE). The HELE pack­age com­prises stop/start, in­tel­li­gent fan and fuel pump con­trol, elec­tronic air con­di­tioner dis­place­ment con­trol and spe­cial gear­box cal­i­bra­tion that adapts to the most ef­fi­cient op­er­a­tion for the cur­rent driv­ing style. The re­sult is a real-world 23% drop in CO2 emis­sions com­pared with the stan­dard Cal­i­for­nia. Ad­mit­tedly, the HELE’S 270g/km is only slightly bet­ter than a Holden Com­modore SS. But a Com­modore SS can’t do 0-100km/h in un­der five sec­onds. Still not con­vinced? Con­sider this then: with the com­bi­na­tion of a pho­to­voltaic in­stal­la­tion on the roof and an on-site tri-gen­er­a­tion plant (si­mul­ta­ne­ously mak­ing power, heat and cool­ing from a sin­gle source), the Fer­rari fac­tory in Maranello, Italy has re­duced its CO2 emis­sions by 40% and op­er­ates com­pletely off the grid in terms of en­ergy re­quire­ments.

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