Ferrari Engineering Chief Rules Out Turbocharged V12 Model

Ferrari’s Commitment to Keeping the V12 Engine Breathing Freely

Ferrari, known for its iconic V12 engines, has made a bold statement with the reveal of its new GT flagship, the Ferrari 12Cilindri. This latest model boasts an evolved version of the 6.5-litre V12 engine that was featured in its predecessor, the 812 Superfast. What sets this new V12 apart is its compliance with the stringent Euro6e emissions regulations without the need for turbocharging.

The investment made by Ferrari to ensure the V12 engine meets these emissions standards was significant and costly, but the brand remains committed to keeping its largest engine breathing freely well into the future. Chief commercial officer, Enrico Galliera, expressed confidence that the car can continue to be sold worldwide while meeting the regulations. He also praised the engineering work that went into making the engine both performant and compliant.

In a world where many manufacturers are turning to turbocharging to improve efficiency and reduce emissions, Ferrari stands firm in its belief that a naturally aspirated V12 engine is the way to go. Product development boss, Gianmaria Fulgenzi, emphasized the emotional experience that the V12 engine provides, from its sound to its acceleration across the RPM range.

Ferrari now stands alone as the only car maker with a naturally aspirated, non-hybridized V12 engine in series production. While competitors like Aston Martin and Lamborghini have turned to turbochargers and hybrid drivetrains for their V12 offerings, Ferrari remains steadfast in its commitment to the raw power and emotion of the natural V12.

While Ferrari has not yet revealed its plans for future V12 models beyond the 12Cilindri, speculation suggests that the upgraded engine could make its way into other models like the Purosangue SUV in the near future. With Ferrari’s dedication to innovation and excellence, we can expect to see more groundbreaking developments in the world of V12 engines from the iconic Italian marque in the years to come.

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