The next-generation of Ferrari models will reportedly make the switch to turbocharging.

The next-generation of Ferrari models will reportedly make the switch to turbocharging.

Despite having a very profitable recipe at the moment, Ferrari is planning big changes for its new models starting 2016. Rumors say the Italian supercar maker will have no other way but to switch to turbocharging in order to meet more stringent consumption and emission regulations.

As a result, expect future Ferrari engines to be more powerful and frugal, but probably the soundtrack won't be as impressive as it is now since the rev limit will be lower. The first turbocharged engine will probably be a V8 which will be followed by a V6 mill to power the 458 Italia successor.

It should be noted Ferrari is already manufacturing twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 and 3.8-liter V8 engines for the new Quattroporte. The former delivers 410 HP (310 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft), while the latter churns 530 HP (390 kW) and 710 Nm (542 lb-ft) of torque.

Note: Ferrari 458 Speciale pictured

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