Ferrari returns to turbo as supercar makers face up to emissions rules

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Ferrari returns to turbo as makers face up to emissions

* California T model to debut at auto show

* Ferrari better performance in more car

* Says will consume 15 less fuel than

* Reduces carbon dioxide to 250 g/km from 299

GENEVA, 3 (Reuters) — Italy’s has mounted a turbocharged engine on its supercar for the first time in than two decades, as even automakers are forced to seek to cut emissions without sacrificing

The California T, which will at the Geneva auto show week, will be equipped an eight-cylinder engine that says will consume 15 less fuel than its predecessor, reducing carbon emissions to 250 grams per kilometre from 299.

By pumping air the cylinders, turbochargers get more from a smaller engine, at the price of sluggish initial Naturally aspirated engines, instead draw in air through a can deliver more consistent and a bigger engine sound.

holdout Lamborghini and its naturally 5.2-litre Huracan on show in Ferrari is breaking with to offer its first turbo the F40 coupe, sold between and 1992. The Fiat-owned sports car claims to have achieved turbo lag with new technology adapts the torque curve to gear change.

The California T. is one of the results of significant in product and technological innovation, Luca di Montezemolo said month.

The new model can accelerate 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, Ferrari 0.2 seconds faster than the California. Pricing has not been although it is not expected to be significantly than the tag of around 185,000 ($255,500) on the last California.

The carmaker also said it had the car’s exhaust to enhance noise, offsetting the turbo’s effect.


Fans of — ranked the world’s powerful brand last by consultancy Brand Finance are optimistic.

Joe Adams, president of the Club of America, said his were excited about the of getting more efficient and better fuel mileage out of the

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Ferrari needs to be able to its technical prowess, said who has owned seven different over the years. Being is just another challenge and something Ferrari relishes.

The move by Ferrari coincides the introduction this year of new One rules requiring the use of turbocharged in the sport for the first time 1988.

Fuel-efficiency improvements for a large share of the 2 billion in planned research and development over five years, has said.

The carmaker, which year introduced its first the 1 million euro LaFerrari, its average CO2 emissions have fallen 40 percent since

While supercars will emitting more than family cars, they at least to show improvement, Jay Nagley, managing director at an automotive consultancy. They want to look like he said.

Unlike Ferrari, Lamborghini is turbos for now and has no intention to pursue anytime soon. However, technologies are readily available parent Volkswagen should it to use them later.

The Huracan LP on show in Geneva is Lamborghini’s to its bestselling Gallardo model, ended production last The carbon fibre and aluminum 10-cylinder engine emits an 290 g/km of CO2.

One thing makes a Lamborghini so unique is the that comes out of the exhaust said Nick Wirth, a of Britain’s Royal Academy of A turbocharged engine would the orchestra a little bit quieter.

However, Wirth believes it is a matter of time before the most exotic brands are to embrace turbos and hybrids to tightening emission rules. everyone will have to in that direction.


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