Report – Upcoming Ferrari F12 to pack a naturally aspirated unit image

According to the latest buzz off the rumor mill, the flagship Ferrari coupe’s new generation will not follow the turbo path and instead use an upgraded version of the naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V12.

So far the reports were counting on the next generation of Ferrari’s flagship, front-engined supercar, the F12 to go for turbo technology and even have a hybridized powertrain – likely a turbo V8 and an electric motor assistance in a bid to reach the stricter emissions limits. It appears the strategy to obtain the necessary emissions figure would instead have to do with being smaller and lighter – the current model is 182 inches (4618 millimeters) long, 76 in (1942 mm) wide and, in its lightest version – the F12tdf option – tips the scales at 3120 pounds (1415 kilograms).

All the while, the new generation is still expected to increase the horsepower count, with a rumored stable of 804 horsepower (600 kilowatts) – up 20 hp (15 kW) over the F12tdf. This means of course better performance, so advanced aerodynamic, complete with active elements are also expected, alongside four-wheel steering. So far the prancing horse company has not even hinted at the idea of replacing the F12 with a new generation, with the rumor mill claiming it won’t happen earlier than 2019, after a seven years run for the top-of-the-range front-engined Ferrari.

Via Autobild; Motoring.com.au