New 2015 Ferraris Could Get F1-derived Turbo V6

2015 LaFerrari FXX V6 Turbo

Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Renault, Porsche, and Honda are car companies that go racing. Ferrari, however, is a race team that sells cars to fund its speed habit. More than any other company, then, Ferrari’s road cars draw their credibility from its race cars. More precisely, from its Formula 1 race cars. As such, when Ferrari’s F1 cars ran V12 engines, their road cars did, too. When Ferrari’s F1 designers built a flat-12, they offered customers the 512BB. When they switched to a V8 in Formula 1, the Ferrari to have suddenly became the V8 Scuderia. For 2014, Ferrari’s F1 hopes rest in the hands of Fernando Alonso and a turbocharged V6 power unit … so, of course, the new 2015 Ferraris will follow.

The first 2015 Ferrari we’re expecting to see fitted with an F1-derived V6 is the FXX track day version of the company’s 900+ HP LaFerrari hybrid. It should be a straightforward installation, too, since Ferrari is rumored to have tested its F1 power unit in the LaFerrari prototype/test mule shown at its Fiorano test track, above.

Ferrari will probably show the production version of its new flagship hybrid at next year’s Geneva auto show, along with, maybe, another turbocharged V6 2015 Ferrari in what is, currently, the brand’s V8 chassis to follow its current “green” trend.

Until then, however, you’ll have to check out this heavily camouflaged 2015 Ferrari FXX prototype- just a few of my favorite images from MotorAuthority‘s more complete gallery- below. Enjoy!

 

Source | More Photos: MotorAuthority.

 

Jo Borrás

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