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Ferrari California Spied Testing Turbo Engine

It’s no secret that Ferrari is returning to turbocharged engines and it is now time to see a Prancing Horse testing session showing just that. We’ll travel to Ferrari’s Fiorano track in Italy for that, where we see a California being put through its paces.
By the looks sounds of it, the rear wheels feed on forced induction power, as the exhaust tone is much more relaxed than in the case of the current V8. As you can see in the clip below, the car is being seriously hammered, so it’s obvious that the lack of throttle application is not the cause for the pretty shy soundtrack.

Around the 1:15 mark, there seems to be some blow-off-like sound, but this could come from a truck sitting close to the camera - you can hear the truck’s diesel engine in the background.

Regardless of this, the testing session also sees a 458 being put through its paces, even though the sound here seems to be the normal one. However, the 458’s successor, which is expected to land in 2016.

Nevertheless, we should get the California’s successor one year before that. As for the turbocharged engines that will power Ferraris, these are expected to be closely related to the twin-turbo V6 and V8 currently used by Maserati.

Video via: cvdzijden

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