San Francisco Motorsports San Rafael - Turbocharged Ferrari California Prototype Spied
This camouflagedFerrari Californiais the testbed for a newturbochargedpowertrain Ferrari is working on. The footage shows the car flexing muscle around the test track, and there’s some unmistakable turbo whistle in there that reveals Ferrari’s secret. They haven’t made a turbocharged car since the F40, so is this the comeback of turbo Fezzas?
With the consumption and emissions standards getting tougher and tougher, there’s not doubt Ferrari will eventually have to use turbos to make its engines more efficient. But this particular one here could be the new powertrain Ferrari has agreed to develop for its Fiat-owned sister companies, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.
In spite of the the turbos, theenginesounds pretty good to our ears. Check it out: