It all started with the 599 HY-KERS
using regeneration technologies since (apparently) forgotten or regarded as heresy, it seems that European regulations are still pushing Ferrari to make more efficient engines.
At the Geneva Motor Show Ferrari announced that their next model, the F12 Berlinetta would first of a new generation of V12 ...
“We will roll out new technology that is there first and foremost to introduce a green factor to our cars and ensure that we can keep our product where it is in terms of CO2”
A technology that will provide extra power but also to save energy (presumably a parallel hybrid...)
“This technology is expensive today, but it has been designed to fit all our future architecture”.
“If we go ahead, it will be fitted as standard. It’s not the sort of thing you offer as an option,"
As for the return of the V6, although it is not a short term project, it would be best seen today in the era...
“Why not six cylinders?”
“It is far away in the future, perhaps, but it is clear perceptions have altered. Even in the US, where until a few years ago eight cylinders was the minimum, it is clear attitudes have changed. We have to think in that direction.”
Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari's CEO