Ferrari: Marchionne says they will never make a turbo V12

They’ll go down the electric boost route, instead

Quelling fears that Ferrari might downsize and turbocharge its future V12 engines, Sergio Marchionne confirmed this wasn’t the case. Asked by Autocar what their plans for future V12-powered cars are, the company boss completely dispelled any idea of forced-induction.

He said Ferrari "will always offer a V12. Our head of engine programmes told me it would be absolutely nuts to [put a] turbocharger on the V12, so the answer is no. It [will be] naturally aspirated, with a hybrid [system].”

Cutting emissions is not the main goal, Marchionne said, adding that “the objective of having hybrid and electrics in cars like this is not the traditional objective that most people would have. We’re not trying to make two targets. We’re really trying to improve the performance on the track.”

However, emissions and efficiency are still important, because otherwise Ferrari wouldn’t be able to keep selling its V12s after the year 2021 when even more stringent regulations will start being enforced.