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Turbocharging technology will not be used on Ferrari's V12-engined models in the near future, despite the company now using turbo V8 units elsewhere

Ferrari V12 engines will not be turbocharged in the near future - but they are likely to get electrical assistance in order to smooth power delivery and lower emissions.

There had been speculation that Ferrari could turbocharge its V12s in future, as it has begun doing with its V8 line-up, spearheaded by the new 488 GTB.

However, a source close to the company said: “There will be no turbos on our V12s. Expect instead to see 48-volt systems on the next generation.”

This means future V12 Ferraris will be mild hybrids, using technology pioneered on the LaFerrari hypercar.

Such a move will allow Ferrari to maximise fuel economy and CO2 emissions but also tune the engine for pure power, knowing that the commensurate drop-off in low-down torque will be more than replaced by instantaneous electrical energy.

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5wheels 29 March 2015


Fernando Alonso - that must have been humiliating for him !!!
275not599 29 March 2015

Kcrally, how is a 3.5 turbo

Kcrally, how is a 3.5 turbo good for the environment? Isn't a bike better? Some people have loads of money and unless you take their money away from them they will buy giant houses that are not good for the environment, fly around in small jets that are not good for the environment, eat beef which is not good for the environment etc etc.
david RS 28 March 2015

If that illness could avoid

If that illness could avoid the V12...