Ferrari to Leave V12 Aspirated Engines for Hybrids
Ferrari will not refuse from further use of aspirated 12-cylinder engines. The Italians intend to use these aggregates within hybrid power plants. This was reported by Autocar publication referencing its own source.
The 488 GTB coupe is the latest Ferrari novelty, which is positioned as a 458 Italia model’s successor. Supercar was fitted with a 670-hp turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine that took over a 4.5-liter naturally aspirated 570-hp aggregate.
The publication noted out that the company will not fit V12 engines with turbo compressors, but that the audience can expect 48-Volt accumulators in these new-generation power plants.
This move will help the company improve fuel economy and reduce the amount of pollutant emissions to meet tougher ecological requirements.
At the moment, Ferrari has just one hybrid model – La Ferrari, debuted in 2013. Supercar’s power plant includes a 6.3-liter 800-hp aspirated V12 engine, 120-kW electrical engine, a set of Li-Ion batteries and a 7-range “robot” with two clutches. The coupe is capable of developing the first 100 kph in 3 seconds, while its maximum velocity is 350 kph.