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Italian exotic automaker Ferrari has confirmed that the future of its V12 engines is safe, thanks to hybrid technology that will assist them in hitting CO2 targets.
At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled its gorgeous F12 Berlinetta sporting the first in a new generation of V12 engines. But with stricter CO2 regulations from the government coming into effect, Ferrari has been forced to consider alternative engine layouts to its V12. Thankfully, the technology from their F1-derived KERS system has allowed them to keep the V12 in the lineup.
Ferrari boss Amedeo Felisa recently said in an interview that the technology will be “first and foremost to introduce a green factor to our cars,” but the more interesting point is when Felisa said “it is possible that this technology will be on all Ferraris.” He went on to suggest that this hybrid technology could be standard on Ferraris, not something that will be offered simply as an option.
We are expected to see the new V12 hybrid variant in the next-generation Enzo which will sport a mid-mounted V12. Ferrari still hasn’t thrown out the idea of looking at six-cylinder engines for its future.
[Source: Autocar UK]
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is an eye catching car, which has been pushed as the most powerful Ferrari ever. But how does it work, and what makes it the fastest and strongest car from the Italian exotic brand?
Ferrari world has released a series of six videos, to explain the engineering and specific design cues that make the Berlinetta what it is. The videos walk you through the exterior design, engine components, chassis build, car layout and aerodynamics.
These videos truly reveal the nitpicking detail with which Ferrari engineers approach builidng a from the ground up super car.
Watch all six videos educational videos below.