V12’s Fury Over Emissions Rules
Ferrari has recently revealed that only 40 percent of their vaunted vehicles will maintain a completely Gasoline Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) set up by the year 2026, with that fraction forecast to cut in half by the end of the decade. Owing to increasingly stringent laws related to emissions, the iconic Italian auto manufacturer has no other choice but to steadily advance its beloved pony cars toward hybrid and electric power. However, lovers of classic performance motors may take solace from the knowledge that at least one additional supercar will be equipped with the renowned V12 engine.
It may have all the markings of a disguise, but this car is actually an early example of the planned replacement of the 812 Superfast. We’ve seen it produce its twelve-cylinder melodious tune before, and now we’re revealed to these majestic noise bursts as the vehicle is pushed forward. The top section of the long hood can be observed in footage, with the large-capacity power source within easily perceivable and free from turbocharging. While it remains unclear whether the internal combustion engine will be joined by a hybrid system or not, it’s audible that this is positively a V12.
We’re not the least bit shocked that Ferrari will be introducing a new V12-engined automobile – it was almost two years ago when they first revealed ideas for an even stronger version. In the 812 Contendere, the 6.5-liter motor delivers an incredible 830 horsepower and 510 pound-feet (692 Newton-meters) of torque, giving us confidence that the upcoming front-engine model will surpass those outstanding numbers. Furthermore, we may even get to witness this engine in action under the bonnet of the already documented LaFerrari successor.
Ferrari is expected to launch an impressive four vehicles in 2021, suggesting a feasible debut of the 812 successor might take place late 2023. In addition to the Roma coupe, a skinnier SF90 Stradale cabriolet variant is also forecasted. By 2026, as many as 15 new Ferraris should be ready, including a hypercar estimated to appear near 2024 and the first-ever fully-electric one a year afterwards. Meanwhile, the Purosangue SUV should eventually move over to electric power, presumably accompanied by the V12 engine modernized to the small scale.
It is difficult to envision that there will be another series-made V12 vehicle after the 812 Superfast and LaFerrari sequels, so we will be witnessing an important moment in a few years. Recognizing Ferrari’s usual approach, it appears likely that the ultra-limited models to surface as successors to the Monza SP1/SP2 and Daytona SP3 from the Icona Series will house twelve cylinders.
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