Could this new LaFerrari-bodied test mule be hiding a turbocharged V12?

It sounds like it could be

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Recently, Ferrari has been testing a very suspicious-looking LaFerrari test mule and this latest video suggests what's underneath may be powered by a turbocharged V12.

We know the Italian brand is looking to launch a new 'Icona Series' supercar, but that is rumoured to be powered by the 812 Competizione's naturally aspirated V12 – so it can't be that. If this is a turbocharged V12 though, then it could be a mule for the company’s Le Mans race car.

The new Icona Series supercar – set to debut this November – will be powered by a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12. This engine, which is the same seen in the 812, produces 830hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.

In terms of styling, the new Icona supercar is said to replicate the design of the iconic 330 P4 race cars from the 1960s – but we will have to wait to see that.

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Comments (17)

  • There is no point in a turbo V12. Just keep it NA

      1 month ago
    • What do you mean there is no point?

        1 month ago
    • It doesn’t create much more power, it ruins the sound, and it won’t make it any more efficient. The drawbacks are more substantial than the advantages.

        1 month ago
  • It will be a hybrid turbo V12 and limited edition something or other before the world is forced into EV’s

      1 month ago
  • I really hope it is naturally aspirated. Although, in many ways that wouldn't make sense

      1 month ago
  • Of course it makes it more powerful and more efficient, do you understand how turbocharging works?

      1 month ago
  • I think they are testing their le mans car

      1 month ago
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