Ferrari (RACE) always has been a giant middle finger extended at the world's global warming worrywarts.
The Maranello, Italy-based maker of high-powered exotic sports cars is pointing that finger skyward one last time with the introduction of the 789-horsepower 812 Superfast, reportedly the last model that will come equipped with a naturally aspirated V12 engine.
Future Ferrari models will be powered by engines with smaller displacement and turbo-charging or electric-assist to better control CO2 emissions and improve fuel mileage. Evidently, the standards influencing the design of other carmakers' models finally have gotten to Ferrari, which typically produces cars in very small numbers.
The company's executives are expected to say more at the biennial Geneva Auto Show in early March, where the 812 will debut.