With the strict emission and fuel efficiency norms, automakers are taking the turbocharging route to produce more power from downsized engines. Downsizing the engines and adding a turbocharger help to reduce the CO2 emissions of car.
Maranello based Ferrari will be giving the 458 a mid-life update soon. The new car is expected to be launched next year and with the addition of the turbocharger, the engine will churn out 650PS of max power.
This isn’t the first instance where the legendary Italian car maker will be adding a turbocharger to its car. Ferrari recently introduced the 458 Speciale which won the runner-up award in the World Performance Car segment at this year’s World Car of the Year awards. But with the competition heating up, Ferrari have decided to go the turbocharging route. The Ferrari 458 Speciale produced approx 135PS/cylinder from its naturally aspirated 4.5 liter V8, which is a world record for a road going naturally aspirated engine. In an effort to increase the performance, Ferrari decided to take the turbocharging route.
Benefits of a turbocharger can be seen on the newly launched California T. The older California was powered by a 4.2 liter engine, whereas, the California T is powered by a 3.8 liter turbocharged block. Even after the downsize, the car pumps out 70 hp more and the total power output has now reached 560PS and torque is up by fifty per cent standing at 755 Nm.
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