It's all in the name of reducing emissions.
The Frankfurt Motor Show showed the world the future of sports cars and supercars alike. But according to a report by Car and Driver Ferrari revealed a few secrets at the motor show behind closed doors. At the private media meeting, Ferrari revealed that the automaker is planning to cut out the manual transmission and that smaller engines will be found in its vehicles. When asked about the possibility of a V6 engine, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa responded with what amounts to a probably.
That's right, to reduce emissions the mighty Ferrari will have to switch to V6s in the future. "For sure, the downsizing of the displacement is one of the ways you can get to that result," stated Felisa. "[As for] the six-cylinder, will it be beneficial? Probably yes, but I think we have a good path before going to that specific solution." So don't freak out just yet, but in the future, Ferraris will be powered by a V6. When pressed about the possibility of manual transmissions in future supercars, Felisa gave a clear answer. "Never say no, but today we'll say no. We have the fastest [automated] gearbox in the market…right now, we are not thinking of a manual gearbox." What does this all mean? Well, if you can afford a Ferrari, you'd better get one as soon as possible.