Ferrari to change direction?

Ferrari to change direction?

Recently Ferrari has had a change of ideology and promised to make its future products lighter and more mindful of the environment, the first representation of this should come with the F430 replacement. This new Ferrari, currently code-named F142, is rumored to arrive towards the end of next year. The vehicle will be lighter than the F430, even lighter the extra lightweight Scuderia model that only tips the scales at 1250 kg. The Italian exotic could share some styling cues with the eco-friendly Mille Chili concept, which utilized lightweight and active aerodynamics to help reduce its CO2 emissions.

The F430’s 4.3L V8 is also rumored to be shrinking, but it shouldn’t lose much in the way of power. Ferrari may be turning to direct injection and turbocharging to make up for any loss in the new engine’s displacement. The F142 also won’t have a soft-top Spyder option, instead a convertible setup with hard top panels. New Ferrari models don’t typically decrease in price, and with all this added technology the price of the F142 is expected to easily exceed that of the F430. Ferrari wants to reduce emissions by 40% by 2012, and with lighter materials and a smaller engine, the F142 might just achieve that. More to come soon.

Recently Ferrari has had a change of ideology and promised to make its future products lighter and more mindful of the environment, the first representation of this should come with the F430 replacement. This new Ferrari, currently code-named F142, is rumored to arrive towards the end of next year. The vehicle will be lighter than the F430, even lighter the extra lightweight Scuderia model that only tips the scales at 1250 kg. The Italian exotic could share some styling cues with the eco-friendly Mille Chili concept, which utilized lightweight and active aerodynamics to help reduce its CO2 emissions.

The F430’s 4.3L V8 is also rumored to be shrinking, but it shouldn’t lose much in the way of power. Ferrari may be turning to direct injection and turbocharging to make up for any loss in the new engine’s displacement. The F142 also won’t have a soft-top Spyder option, instead a convertible setup with hard top panels. New Ferrari models don’t typically decrease in price, and with all this added technology the price of the F142 is expected to easily exceed that of the F430. Ferrari wants to reduce emissions by 40% by 2012, and with lighter materials and a smaller engine, the F142 might just achieve that. More to come soon.

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