Ferrari boss admits V6 a possibility

Ferrari boss admits V6 a possibility

Sports Car purists who’d given up on Porsche during its sedan and SUV shenanigans aren’t going to like this latest news one bit. After nearly completely phasing out even the option of a manual transmission in a Ferrari road cars, prancing horse management has just announced the possibility of a V6 in the near future.

The quote comes from Ferrari’s chief executive Amadeo Felisa, who said that while the prospect would have been entirely dismissed as recently as a year ago, today’s climate — in terms of the environment and customer thinking — means it can’t be ruled out now. The last time Ferrari built a V6 was with the Dino 246 (pictured) that finished production more than 25 years ago. The Dino is, however, fondly remembered as a classic, despite its relatively small engine.

Felisa did, however, kill off any speculation that future Ferraris would be electric-only. The Maranello-based automaker is currently at work on a hybrid system.

Sports Car purists who’d given up on Porsche during its sedan and SUV shenanigans aren’t going to like this latest news one bit. After nearly completely phasing out even the option of a manual transmission in a Ferrari road cars, prancing horse management has just announced the possibility of a V6 in the near future.

The quote comes from Ferrari’s chief executive Amadeo Felisa, who said that while the prospect would have been entirely dismissed as recently as a year ago, today’s climate — in terms of the environment and customer thinking — means it can’t be ruled out now. The last time Ferrari built a V6 was with the Dino 246 (pictured) that finished production more than 25 years ago. The Dino is, however, fondly remembered as a classic, despite its relatively small engine.

Felisa did, however, kill off any speculation that future Ferraris would be electric-only. The Maranello-based automaker is currently at work on a hybrid system.

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