Ferrari Goes Turbo with Future Models


Could the Future of Ferrari be Electronically-Driven Turbos?


As we know, turbocharging is an efficient way of getting that extra power you’re looking for out of your engine even if you’re driving something as simple as a Mini Cooper S. With the recent regulations imposed on auto manufacturers to develop cleaner engines, turbos are becoming even more popular.

We’re aware that Ferrari’s new California T will be a 3.9-liter V8 matched with twinturbos pushing out 552hp and 557 lb-ft of torque, but could the turbos be electronically-driven? Audi has been testing this with their own engines and have shown that at low revs it can eliminate turbo lag – which we all despise let’s be honest.

Is this something that Ferrari could be adding to their production cars in the future? They’re no stranger to this technology seeing how they feature it in their 2014 Formula 1 car. Ferrari has confirmed however that they will retain using V8s and V12 engines in the foreseeable future and utilize turbocharging and hybrid systems to reduce CO2 emissions.

Aside from the new California T, we’re expecting to see Ferrari’s next turbocharged car as an updated version of the 458 Italia sometime next year. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see whether Ferrari will add more of their Formula 1 technology to their road cars like they’ve done so far.

2015 Ferrari California T

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