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.