For an exotic Italian automaker like Ferrari – yes, those people that have produced some of the fastest and most expensive cars in the world – you would’ve thought that they’d have turbocharged engines by now.

Ferrari has turbocharging in mind for future models
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But contrary to what a lot of people think, the Italian stallions have yet to take that route, and news that they are finally considering using turbo-charging in their future engines might be a little surprising to some people.

But before Ferrari fully commits to turbocharging, the carmakers still have to work around some kinks with the technology, particularly with lagging that usually comes with these types of engines.

According to Jean-Jacques His, Ferrari doesn’t compromise with their engines and that any delays of any kind before the power arrives is something that in the world of the Prancing Horse, is completely taboo. “Turbocharging will come eventually, but we need to solve the issue of turbo lag,” the Frenchman said to Autocar.

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Ferrari's new turbocharged engine
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A particular technology that parent company, Fiat is steadily working on is Multiair, but after testing the system on the V8 engine of an F430, Ferrari determined that Multiair is something that doesn’t necessarily complement the inner-workings of a Ferrari engine.

In any case, we’ve come to expect nothing but the best from Ferrari over the years so we wouldn’t put it past them to solve this new riddle of turbocharging their engines down the line. The question is not ‘if they can do it’, but ‘when they can do it’.

And knowing these guys, that day may come sooner than expected.

Source: Autocar UK

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  (815) posted on 12.28.2009

If this "multiair" system can work perfectly on their expectation, they can create a new "monster" on the road where a lot of cars especially the supercars will upset by this "turbo project" of Ferrari. I’m that positive on this project that it will make a blast on the auto world.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 11.12.2009

any body that says turbo lag cant be over come needs to drive the new x5m
it literally does not have turbo lag

if bmw M is going for turbos now
I will love it especially if it turns out as succesful as the x5m

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