Ferrari Confirms V6 Return

In their efforts to reduce the impact of the automotive world on the environment, the U.S. and European lawmakers have gone as including low volume car manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche in the list of automakers that have to abide strict emission regulations.

The exclusive carmakers are making efforts to cope with this, with Ferrari being one of the most willing to put on the green suit.

Now, the company's boss has confirmed that Ferrari’s future engine line-up will include a V6 unit (after many years), which will help the Italian brand to cut its line-up’s average CO2 emissions, as autocar reports.

The executive stressed the fact that Ferrari doesn’t want to bury the performance hatchet, it just plans to use an environmental medical kit to heal the wounds created by it. In other words, Luca di Montezemolo vowed that Ferrari’s future cars will continue to deliver a high level of performance, even though they will offer better fuel economy.

Luca di Montezemolo also told autocar the company doesn’t plan to extend the hybrid virus that will affect the V12 powerplant to its V8 engines. Instead, this will probably go down the forced induction route, with the replacements for the 458 Italia and California models expected to be powered by turbocharged units.

While Formula 1 has been a performance nursery for Ferrari’s road vehicles until now, the new eco-frenzy will see the sport put on a huge green collar and become a generator for fuel consumption-cutting technologies, such as the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), which will be introduced on the upcoming hybrid version of the Ferrari 599.
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