According to Ferrari engine developer Jean-Jacques, the Italian supercar maker is considering turbocharging for its future vehicles. However, he said that the biggest obstacle the company faces was lag.
“Turbocharging will come eventually, but we need to solve the issue of turbo lag,” he told AutoCar. He said that a delay of any sort is unacceptable for a Ferrari vehicle.
Jacques said that Ferrari had built a prototype F430 with Fiat’s MultiAir engine, but couldn’t get it to work at the power outputs it required.
“The main benefit from Multiair comes in torque,” he said, “and it is difficult to get it to work at high revs.”
– By: Kap Shah