Ferrari Twin-Turbocharged V-8: Ferrari 488 Pista, Ferrari GTCLusso T, Ferrari F8 Tributo, Ferrari Portofino, Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Ferrari launched this family of engines in the 2014 California T, but it hasn’t allowed the small displacement twin-turbo V-8 to languish. By the time the 3.9-liter hit the midsection of the 488 Pista it was almost 50 percent new and output had climbed rapidly along the way. By 2019 the fast revving V-8’s power had climbed from the mid-500s to 710 horsepower at 8000 rpm and 568 lb-ft at 3000 rpm thanks to a radical reduction in rotating mass, including a new flywheel, crankshaft and an even lighter set of titanium connecting rods. Ferrari also increased the compression ratio slightly, added more aggressive cams, shorter intake runners and a new Inconel exhaust manifold that reduces backpressure and helps preserve the trademark wail that made the company’s engines famous. In the wild SF90 Stradale hypercar, the bore has been increased by 1.5 millimeter for an overall displacement of 4.0-liters and the output has been turned up to 769 horsepower.



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