Ferrari will fight for 12-cylinder enginesSeptember 12, 2019
Ferrari is not going to deprive its cars of the iconic V12, although it already uses the more compact twin-turbocharged V8. “We will fight for this engine,” – said Michael Lighters, CTO, in an interview with Top Gear.
Despite the need to comply not only with the new Euro-6 standards, but also with more stringent requirements in the USA and China, Ferrari will not curtail production of supercars with V12 in the coming years – unlike the same Mercedes-Benz or BMW. The last such supercar from Ferrari has also become the most powerful roadster in the world.
According to Lighters, the brand has both the means and the sufficient technical qualifications to produce sufficiently powerful motors in the current conditions. But as a separate problem, the brand representative also called for stricter volume requirements: the rules restricting the sound of motors entered into force in 2018.
The aforementioned German company has already responded to these standards: relatively recently it was announced that the hot Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA45 S would have received a quiet exhaust system. However, engineers will try to compensate the driver for this loss by broadcasting the exhaust sound into the passenger compartment.
Lamborghini, which showed at the Frankfurt exhibition its first mass-produced supercar with an electrified powerplant, has already faced similar problems that make us think about the future of 12-cylinder engines.
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