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Ferrari Fights to Keep New V12s Legal, but Can It Keep Them Interesting?

Michael Leiters, head of technological development at Ferrari, speaking to Top Gear:

We have reached a level of specific power output which, for a naturally aspirated engine, is huge. Right now, nobody needs 800bhp but everybody wants it,” Leiters continues.

“I guess we have to understand how we can enrich the engine and its characteristics in a different way in the future, but still show progress.”

I’ve said this before: if new cars are going to continue to be interesting, and exciting, we need to show progress (to use Leiter’s words) on traits other than power and lap times.

by Tyler Carbone