Ferrari’s Turbocharged Mid-Engine Motor
Ferrari introduced a new mid-engined sports car in Geneva — the kind of vehicle you likely imagine when you hear the word “Ferrari” — called the 488 GTB. And like many of its competitors in the high-end exotic market, it is turbocharged. Turbocharging sucks more air into the fuel mixture, allowing smaller engines to make more power, thus increasing efficiency. But turbo engines often don’t sound or respond with the same passion as naturally aspirated motors. Fortunately, a countervailing force also roared at Geneva, with most-potent-ever naturally aspirated engines from Aston Martin’s Vulcan (12 cylinders, 6.0 liters 800+ horsepower), and Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS (6 cylinders, 4.0 liters, 500 horsepower).
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