Sometime in the mid-70s, the powers that be decided that it was time for all automakers to begin paying attention to the emissions that their cars produce. For the builders of performance cars, this was a huge setback and halted evolution for nearly a decade before new technology and work-arounds were discovered. Today the rise of turbo and hybrid powertrains are allowing automakers to continue to produce ultra-high-powered cars while still staying under their allowed level of emissions. Of course it will not stay like that for long.
Over the past couple of years, the EPA has outlined clear guidelines for all automakers that do business in the US. These companies will be required to reduce overall fleet emissions by the year 2025. So instead of waiting around for these new regulations to take effect, forward-thinking organizations like Ferrari are already on the warpath.
Ferrari’s Powertrain Director, Vittorio Dini recently confirmed that his goal is to cut the brand’s current CO2 emissions of 270 grams per kilometer by 20 percent by the year 2021. Much of this will be achieved with the use of turbocharged engines like the new California T which has left behind its naturally aspirated V8 for a smaller turbo engine. Even the new LaFerrari is now utilizing a hybrid V12 powerplant.
We expect similar changes to make their way into all the new Ferrari vehicles in the lineup during the next couple of years. If you ever have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact us at the Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale showroom. We hope to speak with you soon.