Ferrari's powertrain director Vittorio Dini has shed some light about the company's plans to reduce its CO2 footprint.

Ferrari's powertrain director Vittorio Dini has shed some light about the company's plans to reduce its CO2 footprint.

Ferrari purists might want to move on to another article as some huge changes are bound to occur at Maranello in the next several years. The company plans to lower CO2 emissions across the range by 20 percent by 2021. Today's average CO2 figure stands at approximately 270 grams and in the next seven years it will go down by three percent each year on average.

Besides limiting production to 7,000 units / year, Vittorio Dini says all V8 engines will be downsized and are going to feature turbocharging. The California T has paved the way with its 3.8-liter V8 turbo developing 560 PS (412 kW) and 556 lb-ft (755 Nm) of torque.

As far as V12 engines are concerned, Ferrari will resort to hybrid technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions so expect the next F12 and FF models to be hybridized. Dini mentioned there won't be a V12 turbo setup since in order to achieve the necessary improvements the engine would have to get four turbos which would occupy a lot of space and generate too much heat in the engine area.

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