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Ferrari reintroduces turbocharged engines

March 4, 2014 2:06 am

Ferrari has mounted a turbocharged engine on its latest supercar, the California T, for the first time in more than two decades, as even luxury automakers are forced to seek ways to cut emissions without sacrificing performance, Reuters has reported. The California T, which will debut at the Geneva auto show this week, will be equipped with an eight-cylinder engine that Ferrari says will consume 15% less fuel than its naturally-aspirated predecessor, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 49 grams to 250 grams per kilometre. The new model can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (62mph) in 3.6 seconds, Ferrari said, 0.2 seconds faster than the 2012 California. Pricing has not been disclosed, although it is not expected to be significantly higher than the tag of around €185,000 ($255,500) on the last California. The Italian carmaker also said it had modified the car’s exhaust to enhance engine noise, offsetting the turbo’s muffling effect.