Ferrari V12: A Legacy to be Protected for Years to Come

Ferrari 12Cilindri V12 Sports Coupe (Ferrari)

Ferrari is committed to preserving its iconic V12 engine, even as the industry shifts towards electrification. Emanuele Carando, the company’s global marketing director, confirmed that Ferrari will continue producing naturally-aspirated V12 engines for as long as possible. Synthetic fuels may also play a role in extending the engine’s lifespan.

While Ferrari is working on its first electric supercar, set to debut by 2025, it remains dedicated to its V12 heritage. The new 12Cilindri GT, for example, debuted without hybrid power, with Carando stating that adding electric components would have added weight without significantly improving performance.

Ferrari 12Cilindri V12 (Ferrari)

Ferrari’s electric vehicle will be a “true Ferrari,” prioritizing agility and driving fun over outright speed. Unlike some brands, Ferrari believes its EVs should make an “authentic” noise, possibly tied to the motor’s whine.

By 2030, Ferrari expects EVs to account for 40% of sales, with plug-in hybrids making up another 40%, and non-electrified gasoline-powered cars representing the remaining 20%.

Ferrari’s approach to electrification is centered around offering a range of powertrains, with customer demand dictating the direction of future development.

As Carando noted, “It’s going to be the clients who decide” whether to opt for internal-combustion engines, plug-in hybrids, or EVs. With its commitment to both V12 engines and electric vehicles, Ferrari is poised to maintain its position as a leader in the luxury sports car market.