Is everyone going turbo already? With stricter emissions regulations, automakers may have to ditch naturally aspirated engines for more fuel efficient downsized turbocharged units.
Ferrari was seen testing what sounded like a turbocharged engine earlier this year, which means that turbocharged Ferraris are on their way. All models have naturally aspirated engines at the moment, but according to a recent report from MotorTrend magazine, the automaker will switch to turbocharged cars when the current lineup is replaced in the following years.
The turbo engines will make Ferraris more fuel efficient and even more powerful. Their shift though, is not only from emissions standards but also Formula 1 regulations. Next season's race will see naturally aspirated 2.4 liter V8 engines be replaced by 1.6 liter turbocharged V6 units.
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