There's two things that are guaranteed with Ferrari:

1) Most of its fans will remain purists for eternity; and,

2) It will continue to lead the industry in terms of innovation.

Although it seems automakers are ditching naturally aspirated motors left and right, the prancing horse has yet to feel obliged — at least when it comes to its legendary V12s. While it just released the California T and word on the street suggests the 458 Italia will get a new forced induction eight-cylinder, the company has said via CAR that it will continue to keep its V12s unmolested in the near-term future.

However, electrification is not too far off down the road as it will make its way into the vehicles, say, about 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Ferrari might be preparing to turbocharge its V8 engines – like on 2015's updated, blown 458 Italia – but Maranello’s V12s will remain naturally aspirated, CAR can reveal.

Mid-term at least, the V12s will remain members of the free-breathing fraternity...


...Electrification is an integral part of the all-new Ferrari architectures which are due to come on stream from 2017 (front-engined cars) and 2019 (mid-engined cars), respectively.

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Ferrari's V12 Plans Revealed: Good News Lies Ahead...At Least That's What I Think

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