Rumors of Ferrari switching from naturally aspirated engines to turbocharged ones are getting louder, as it’s now believed that next-generation Ferrari models will mostly feature turbo motors.
As emissions standards tighten, the Italian automaker is having to adjust its model lineup to comply, which means turbocharging technology will be necessary in order to maintain the same level of performance. Since last year, we’ve been seeing the California getting tested with a turbocharged engine, and considering Ferrari has developed a turbo engine for Maserati, it’s no surprise that the tech is heading to the Italian exotics.
The turbo engine used in the new Quattroporte is a 3.8-liter V8 with 523 hp and it’s likely that Ferrari could easily push it to 550 hp. The brand already has some turbo experience with the infamous Ferrari F40, introduced in 1987, which sported a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V8 with 478 hp.
[Source: Motor Trend]
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