Ferrari and V12, that’s a long story. However, with the tightening of the current standards, the end of the atmosphere engine may come!
Every time we do an article Ferrari and her V12, It’s a strange feeling that takes over us. Between admiration and fear of the future. Do you see where we came from?
Each year brings us a little closer to the inevitable. So we touch the legendary engine. 12-cylinder straight from Maranello. And it must be said that there is cause for concern. With the arrival of the new environmental standards More restrictive than ever, the noblest engines are now at the edge of the abyss. At least in its current form.
Ferrari wants to do everything to bring its V12 to life
at home Ferrari, resistor is on. The Italian firm wants to do everything possible to preserve its iconic engine.
Recently, it is the management of Mario Draghi himself. demanding to protect some supercar manufacturersas Ferrari and Lamborghini future restrictions against thermal tools But let’s be realistic, the demand to protect these founders has little chance. Facing thermal ban by 2035 To succeed.
As early as 2019, the prancing horse manufacturer announced that it would do anything to preserve its iconic 6.5-liter V12 F140 naturally aspirated engine. And this without giving up with shrinkage with turbocharging or hybridization. We can find this engine especially in the last minutes. Ferrari 812 Competition benefited from an improved version of the brand’s latest V12. Engineers pushed the atmospheric block to 830 hp with a red line at 9,500 rpm.
in 2017 Sergio Marchionne The Ferrari CEO at the time had refused to adopt a turbocharger for the V12. He assumed the sales and marketing directorship of the brand last May, Enrico GallieraHe announced that the V12 will be on the schedule for years to come. He even said he didn’t want to give in to crossbreeding or even overeating. But is it really possible?
The turbo necessary for the survival of the 12 cylinders?
in 2015, 488 GTB which iconic accomplished 458 Italy and her atmospheric V8, It also went through the turbo box. Making it faster and more efficient.
In 2021, the latest arrival, 296 GTB, introduced V6 turbo hybrid. Maranello engineers, V6 3.0L with 663 horsesThis represents a rate of 221 hp per liter. Unheard of on a production engine. Thanks to its 167 horsepower electric motor, the sports car reaches 830 horsepower while reducing CO2 emissions.
What about the noble engine? atmospheric V12 ? We all know this engine, which fascinates us with both its performance and very special noise and contributes greatly to the brand legend.
Amongst the competition, we now know that Lamborghini will install a V12 Hybrid if it is to be replaced in the future Aventador. Other manufacturers have already switched to the V12 turbo. In particular, we can specify A.ston Martin DB11 AMR The one who replaced his V12 atmo 6 L with a 5.2 biturbo. This BMW M760Li XDrive Carried 6.6 L biturbo V12 until 2021, Rolls Royce Ghost. As for the V12 Biturbo Mercedes AMG, after the “Final Edition” it has already bent. S65 AMG.
The future vehicle of the prancing horse brand, Purosangue SUV, It will be equipped with a new V12 block of around 800 hp and will likely be the first to benefit from a turbocharged 12-cylinder. A Ferrari-signed V12 turbo block? Only the future will show us whether the Italian company can take this seemingly inevitable path in the coming years.
But let’s trust Ferrari engineers to protect this iconic block of automobile history!