Ferrari says it will keep making V12 engines until governments shut them down

  • Ferrari’s V12 is an iconic engine
  • It powers the newest 12Cilindri
  • The automaker will keep building the naturally aspirated V12 for as long as legally possible

Published on Jun 12, 2024 at 12:51 PM (UTC+4)
by Siddharth Dudeja

Last updated on Jun 13, 2024 at 6:25 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

It’s the era of all-electric EVs and hybrids, but Ferrari doesn’t seem to care because it wants to keep building the brand-new V12 engines until someone the authorities put a stop to it.

The Italian automaker’s iconic V12 dates back over two decades and still shines just as bright today.

It’s not that the automaker doesn’t want to adopt electric technology as a whole, but it also doesn’t want to drop its legacy.

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Ferrari to stay on track with the V12

Emanuele Carando, the Italian marque’s Product Marketing and Marketing Intelligence Director, told Australian media that the automaker would produce naturally aspirated V12s until the law no longer allows it to.

“We hope the law in the future will continue to show opportunities, probably working on new petrol which is more sustainable.”

He added, “We believe it’s important to give to our clients who love this engine, both in the present and probably in the future.”

Whatever the situation may be, there’s no doubt that the ‘F140’ 6.5-liter V12 has a massive fanbase, and the brand cares about its customers.

The V12’s latest iteration sits under the hood of the new Ferrari 12Cilindri, which is the automaker’s latest GT.

The 12Cilindri gets its name from its engine, and it’s magnificent, to say the least.

It also produces a sound that some might liken to a symphony.

Most other brands electrified their V12 engines, but it looks like Ferrari won’t change anything for a while now.

Moreover, the brand is already working on an all-electric model in its new factory.

This upcoming car might just please both sides.

Electrified engines may be more powerful, but enthusiasts are divided

Carando mentioned, “A naturally aspirated engine with a combination of electric components, according to our feeling, adds weight without really improving the performance so much, especially for this kind of car.”

Hybrids are gaining popularity these days, and while they give out more power, the extra weight is a huge deal breaker for some.

But most automakers know that and are actively working on a fix.

For instance, the new Porsche 911 GTS features a hybrid powertrain, but the added electric parts only increased the car’s overall weight by 50 kilograms.

Most supercars are getting electrified, but fans of the Ferrari V12 may just stay satisfied for a while longer.


Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth is a tech nerd with a secret love of all things cars. He has been writing for a few years now, and on his free time you would find him gaming when he's not procrastinating.