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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