The Ferrari 812 Superfast will retain the V12, and our spies uncover the 2024 Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer.

Ferrari Sticking To Naturally Aspirated V12 Engine

All of Ferrari's models currently either a V6 or a V8 engine. However, the demise of the 812 Superfast did not mark the end of the road for the V12 since the powerhouse will continue. Although the LaFerrari replacement is widely believed to drop the twelve-cylinder monster when it debuts next year, the 812 replacement will retain the 6.5-litre unit.

That's despite the fact Ferrari head of design Flavio Manzoni told Autocar "a V8 turbo could make it better in terms of performance." He went on to admit a V12 is "not the most efficient" powertrain but the Prancing Horse must "fight for this engine" and keep it around for as long as possible.

The 812 successor could have even more than the 819 bhp found in the Competizione and Competizione A. Back in May 2021, Ferrari's technical boss Michael Leiters promised an even stronger V12: "We're working on that." The new supercar is expected to come out in 2024 considering prototypes have recently been spotted carrying the full production body. Hopefully, it'll stay naturally aspirated rather than going down the forced induction route.

2024 Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer Spied With Minimal Camouflage

2024 Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer spy photos

The VW ID.7 Tourer doesn't seem to have any disguise unless there’s some deceiving body-coloured tape on its long-roof body. It’s the estate variant of the ID.7 saloon (well, it's a hatchback) with a low drag coefficient of 0.24. The electric estate promises to offer 545 litres (19.2 cubic feet) behind the rear seats or 1,714 litres (60.5 cubic feet) after folding them. You'll be able to squeeze in items nearly two metres (78.7 inches) long.

The VW ID.7 Tourer will initially go on sale in Europe next year. It'll be assembled at the at the Emden plant in Germany together with the regular model and the ID.4.