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FERRARI TO CUT 20% OF TOTAL C02 EMISSIONS OVER THE NEXT 7 YEARS

Ferrari, California T, LaFerrari, Hybrid

It is not possible for an automotive company to hide from the reality that emission reduction is here to stay. As the world embraces going green, the demand for more fuel efficient-eco friendly cars is reshaping the automotive landscape. Car companies must now produce fuel-sipping powerplants if they want to be competitive from this point forward. This can be rather challenging for automotive manufactures that pride themselves on performance and power. Classically speaking, power and fuel economy have not mixed. There is no better example of this than the muscle cars of the 1970s. For Ferrari, the challenge of reducing emissions while improving performance has been viewed as a way for Ferrari to separate itself from the pack and to introduce new models that are equally exciting as they are eco friendly.

Ferrari Powertrain Director Vittorio Dini recently told Automotive News Europe that Ferrari has plans to improve its current average C02 emissions of 270 grams per kilometer by 20 percent by 2021. This would create a new benchmark for the Prancing Horse of 216 grams of C02 per kilometer. “In the future, all of our V8s will use turbos,” explained Dini. For the V12 engines, Ferrari has elected to go with a hybrid system that better suits the V12 engines versus the heat that is created from turbos.

Evidence of this new philosophy can be seen in the new California T that ditches the naturally aspirated engine in favor of a smaller displacement, more powerful turbocharged unit. The LaFerrari is an example of how Ferrari has paired the larger V12 engine with a powerful hybrid system.

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