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Facelifted Ferrari 458 Italia Will Go Turbocharged

We got latest news regarding the facelifted Ferrari 458 will be using a 3.8L turbocharged V8 engine, which will be introduced sometime next year. Ferrari is also changing its name to be 458M or 458T.

The 3.8L turbo V8 is based on the same engine that is used on the latest Maserati Quattroporte (M156, 2013 – present) GTS. But its output will be tuned to be around 670bhp (679 hp), up from current 458’s 570hp generated from a 4.5L displacement naturally aspirated V8 engine. That is a 109 hp jump for the new model.


The current output of the 3...

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HongQi L5: a Rolls-Royce Ghost competitor in China

In today’s Beijing auto show, FAW released its new flagship sedan: the HongQi L5.

The HongQi L5 has a wheelbase of 135.2-inch, length is 218.7 inches and weights over 3-ton.

The L5 will be propelled by a FAW-developed, 6.0L V12 naturally aspirated engine, which outputs around 402hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

This V12 engine is named CA12GV, although the version installed on the HongQi L5 only has fuel port-injection, but the design of the cylinder head and intake manifold have already been optimized for direct-injection...

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