Grasp your rearing horse, Ferrari; you can add hybrid powertrains to your riotous automobiles all you want. But, please, don’t make V6 fashions.

What you see above is a patent rendering for what’s believed to be the replacement for the Ferrari California convertible. How Can You tell it’s a convertible? The lower lines Within The roof are the largest hint of a hardtop, folding unit.

It’s broadly believed that this new Ferrari might be entrance-engined and feature a hybrid powertrain. That isn’t the shocking bit, although. No, what’s in reality got my blood boiling is that it’s a V6 engine Below that well-sculpted hood.

Which V6 may or not it’s? If Autocar is to believed, it’ll be the 3.Eight-liter twin-turbo six-pot motor that drives the brand new Maserati Quattroporte. Under the hood of a Maserati, this engine makes 483 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. In The hands of the Ferrari boys, although, it’ll make 523 hp and 523 lb-ft. No Longer so bad, I Suppose.

Six-cylinders are tremendous in your BMW M4s and your Jaguar F-Sorts. I just feel, though, that Ferrari should stick to engines divisible by four.

I get it, though. Ferrari has to meet economic system standards across the globe and a V6 hybrid would do moderately nicely. I’m just No Longer going to be at liberty about it. I imply, That’s, unless I force it. Then I’ll find it irresistible and consume crow. ‘Til then, although, I’ll be shaking my fist at Ferrari.

Photo credit: Autocar