Ferrari will keep making V12 engines until regulations allow

Ferrari, unlike other automakers, is in no hurry to phase out its biggest internal combustion engines. The Italian automaker will continue to build V12 engines until regulations allow.

Emanuele Carando, Product Marketing and Marketing Intelligence Director of Ferrari said, “We will produce naturally aspirated V12s until the law [no longer] allows us to.

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“We hope the law in the future will continue to show opportunities, probably working on new petrol which is more sustainable,” Carando said. “We believe it’s important to give to our clients who love this engine, both in the present and probably in the future,” he added.

Ferrari’s new flagship GT, aptly called the 12Cilindri, is powered by the latest iteration of its 6.5-liter V12 engine. It is one of the last remaining non-electrified V12s, although Carando admits that hybrid power was considered for the grand tourer.

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“A naturally aspirated engine with a combination of electric components, according to our feeling, adds weight without really improving the performance so much, especially for this kind of car,” he said.

It’s worth noting that Ferrari’s next-gen flagship supercar, due to replace the LaFerrari, is unlikely to be powered by a V12 engine.

Source: Car Expert

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