Don't call it the F150. Ferrari has officially announced it will name its newest Formula One car the F138. The machine is the 59th car Ferrari has built to compete in F1, and it's also the last of the company's F1 efforts to rely on a high-strung V8 for propulsion. F1 rules have changed for next year, forcing competitors to use smaller cylinder counts to get around the track. Ferrari has already said it will use a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 to do its dirty work. That moves brings an end to the eight-year reign the V8 enjoyed.

Ferrari isn't saying much more about the 2013 car, and the only image we have to go on at the moment is the logo you see above. Stay tuned for more information, and in the interim, be sure to check out the painfully brief press release below.
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TO BE CALLED....F138

Maranello, 30 January – The new Ferrari Formula 1 car which is being launched the day after tomorrow in a marquee inside the Maranello facility, will be called F138. The name of the fifty ninth car built by Ferrari to compete at the highest level of motor sport derives from a combination of the current year and the number of cylinders, partly to mark the fact that this will be the last year that the V8 engine configuration will be used in Formula 1, bringing to an end what will be an eight year career. With its fifty eight previous cars, the Scuderia is the only team to have taken part in every year of the championship and holds all the records in terms of titles won (31: 15 Drivers' and 16 Constructors',) Grand Prix wins (219,) pole positions (207) and fastest race laps (228.)


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      sloturbo
      • 1 Year Ago
      my guess is 13 for the year, 8 for the cylinders. Just a guess.
      godwhomismike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford wants their F150 font back.
      Purevenom
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm glad that they did this I didn't want it to get confused with the Ford F150 truck
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      1.6 liter V8, blown, no less, has no relation to the real world. f1 is a game....sometimes you just pick up your pieces and go home.
      That Guy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope Ferrari cleared this name with Ford. After all, when Ferrari wanted to name one of their cars \'F150\', FGord sued them. Because a Ferrari has a lot in common with a lumbering, mediocre, sad excuse for a pickup.
        Autoblogist
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
        No an F150 is not the same as a Ferrari ,but an company like Ferrari that's as protective of their own trademark should've known better. Especially since the moniker they were trying to use was from ............another car company! Not just any name, but the best selling vehicle in North America. Yeah, not so well thought out.
        Mr.Krinkle
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
        Your Silverado wishes it could be an F150.
        Dean Hammond
        • 1 Year Ago
        @That Guy
        trademarked I beleive Matt....was kinda stupid though....
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      V6-V8...same difference.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Siralf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Im sorry, I pasted the post to a dutch website.
      Shaun Vander Veer
      • 1 Year Ago
      misfits- "we are 138, we are 138 , we are 1388 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 88888888888"
      ChrisDPrice
      • 1 Year Ago
      How does the new F1 car have anything to do with the Enzo-replacement, rumored to possibly (but probably not) be called F150? Unless I am mistaken, these are two completely different stories...
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ChrisDPrice
        Where did anyone mention the Enzo replacement besides... you? The F150 was the proposed name for Ferrari's Formula One entry back in 2011.
          ChrisDPrice
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          Perhaps they are releasing rumors of calling several vehicles F150, just to get under Ford's skin...
          ChrisDPrice
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          Autoblog themselves have repeatedly mentioned it. Check it out for yourself -- http://www.autoblog.com/photos/ferrari-enzo-successor-spy-shots-0/
      crshcrstr
      • 1 Year Ago
      so old ferraris use the displacement of a singal cylinder (eg 250gto), newer ones either us the total displacement (eg 360, 575) or the displacement + the number of cylinders (eg 458 (4.5 liter 8 cyl), 612 (6 liter 12 cyl)) with the only exceptions I can think of being the FF and the anniversary cars. ...What does this new number mean?
      cdwrx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kerning, what's that?
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