The instant throttle response typical of Ferrari V8 engines is guaranteed by a flat-plane crankshaft, compact turbines featuring twin-scroll technology, and a three-piece cast exhaust manifold and turbo housing, the former with equal-length pipes to optimize pressure waves in the turbine.
On the other hand, the engine's excellent performance across the entire rev range is the result of intensive research into maximizing combustion efficiency. The solutions adopted include high-tumble intake manifolds, specifically shaped to improve air entry to the combustion chamber, and an ion-sensing system with adaptive ignition and multi-spark functionality which optimizes combustion both under high and partial loads across the engine's rev range.
INCREASING ACCELERATION THROUGH THE REV RANGE
One of most innovative features of the GTC4Lusso T's V8 is Variable Boost Management, a control software that adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear selected, delivering increasingly powerful pick-up as revs rise, whilst optimizing fuel consumption. And all without impinging on driving pleasure.
As the car goes up through the gears (from 3rd to 7th), the amount of torque delivered by the engine increases all the way up to 560 lbs-ft in 7th gear. This has allowed Ferrari to adopt longer gear ratios in the higher gears to the benefit of fuel consumption.