Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa has revealed some new details about the company's turbocharged V8 engine.

Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa has revealed some new details about the company's turbocharged V8 engine.

Speaking with Top Gear, Felisa said "Turbocharging and direct gasoline injection is the right way for performance without a payment in consumption." The executive went on to say "To evolve performance as we have the past four or five years, turbo is a solution."

Felisa went on to dismiss the possibility of a turbo hybrid as he said it isn't cost effective and isn't necessary to offset turbo lag as the company can do it "another way."

The turbocharged engine is expected to debut in the California replacement which is slated to be launched in late 2014. Little is known about the model but Felisa hinted the car will have an improved infotainment system and the Side Slip Angle Control system that recently debuted in the 458 Speciale.

Despite Ferrari's newfound love of turbocharged engines, Felisa was adamant that future V12 engines will remain naturally-aspirated.

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