• Ferrari confirms future V6 engine

Ferrari already unveiled the Vettura Laboratorio HY-KERS, so a decision to bring an engine smaller than their usual V8 should come as no surprise. In an interview with AutoCar, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo said: "An engine smaller than a V8? Why not?" However, despite all the new emission regulations, he continued: "Our cars are there to enjoy and we have to maintain this."

He also said that a hybrid system would be a challenge for the company and they are not sure if it will be built in the future: "Our goal is that it will be ready in four years’ time, but we’re not 100 per cent sure about the cost or economy because there are four years to go and we’ll see lots of improvement in that time."

For Ferrari the V8 engines are more than enough. With the help of turbocharging, technology, innovation, and electronics the company will achieve impressive consumption and emissions.

Short history: Dino was Ferrari’s first V6 powered model. It was a 2.0 liter all-aluminum engine delivering a total of 160 hp @ 8000 rpm and a peak torque of 138 lbs-ft at 6500 rpm. The 206 had a top speed of 146 mph.


Source: Autocar

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  (392) posted on 06.14.2010

I really don’t want to see a battery pack in a Ferrari (unless it’s the sole power source, like a Tesla).

  (346) posted on 06.11.2010

living legend of the GTO, ferrari already listen to the demand of the consumers.

  (358) posted on 06.11.2010

hmm i bet they’ll add and play it’s engine with twin turbo charger or super chargers.

  (511) posted on 06.10.2010

I think this whole hybrid thing is ridiculously overblown. The energy to move a car has still got to come from somewhere! Ferrari’s ideas about re-capturing energy that would be otherwise wasted as heat (KERS and similar systems) and concentrating on moving less mass (which takes less energy) are the way to go.

  (238) posted on 06.10.2010

I miss the inline 6s of the supra and the skyline. They were both great engines. It seems like v6s are starting to become the trend because of their fit, and price to make. The performance and fuel consumption does take a hit though. I prefer the inline 6s though.

  (868) posted on 06.10.2010

I don’t get why companies are using V6s instead of inline-6s. They have such a smoother power delivery and the fuel consumption doesn’t suffer much.

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