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Direct injection has allowed automakers like Audi to compete on horsepower without the need to boost displacement, and the added fuel economy and reduced emissions has helped push the technology as the next big thing on the green scene. Ferrari has seen the benefits of what direct injection can do, and the Italian supercar maker plans on adding the technology to Enzo's babies by 2009. Ferrari is using Audi as its benchmark, due to the fact that the German automaker has used DI successfully in several different engines.

Direct injection will first infiltrate the Ferrari lineup with the updated F430, and a ten-percent bump in power will be the most noticeable byproduct of the engine upgrade. When opening up the engine bay, things will look different as everything from the block up has to be redesigned. New cylinder heads, valve trains, intake, and throttle bodies will need to be updated for DI to make its way into the famous engine bays. Direct injection will also reduce emissions by 40-percent, which will bring the powerful sports car to more acceptable levels of pollution.

Look for the 612 Scaglietti and the 599 GTB Fiorano to receive DI next, and all applications will receive a 5- to 8-percent bump in fuel economy once the engine tech is incorporated. While direct injection will undoubtedly change the personality of Ferrari's sought-after powerplants, we're sure the ten-percent power bump and improved green stature will help everyone become accustomed to the change.

[Source: Autocar.co.uk]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      10% increase in power
      40% reduction in emissions
      5-8% increase in fuel economy

      why aren't all car companies doing this?
      • 7 Years Ago
      "While direct injection will undoubtedly change the personality of Ferrari's sought-after powerplants, we're sure the ten-percent power bump and improved green stature will help everyone become accustomed to the change."

      Eh? I have NO idea what you're trying to imply by changing the 'personality'. Exactly how will they change? They're just moving the location of the fuel injector (which then requires everything in the head to shift a little bit). It should rev the same and sound about the same, but it'll make more power, better fuel economy, and better emissions (owning to the increased compression ratio allowed by DI among other things).
      • 7 Years Ago
      The thing I love about Ferrari is the factory installed blue smoke that comes out of those sweet sounding exhaust pipes between each shift.

      Next time any of you see one accelerating hard, take a look and you'll know what I'm talking about. :p

      Have to say though, it's music to my ears, and DI will probably make'm even more cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ferrari belong to FIAT GROUP how already employ direct injection on the ALFA ROMEO brand.

      Even AUDI first generation of direct injection for their current line up the was modify to get I the direction of ALFA direct injection system.

      I you want reference you could read www.km77.com
      and on this site look for the old models 2000-2005 of both brand.

      Regards