New Ferrari chief discusses the future
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New Ferrari chief discusses the future

Incoming Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne says he will look at relaxing current production restrictions if demand warrants it, but insists that the company must remain highly exclusive and difficult to get your hands on no matter the new number.  Furthermore, any idea that it may look to follow Lamborghini — code for toying with things such as SUVs — is “gibberish”, he said...


Ferrari’s F1 failures making new chairman’s blood boil, he says
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Ferrari’s F1 failures making new chairman’s blood boil, he says

A Ferrari that doesn’t win in Formula One is not a real Ferrari, says incoming company chairman, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.  The Prancing Horse, without a championship win since 2008, has struggled markedly in recent years even as its road car arm continues to make better cars than ever and huge profits while doing so...


Ferrari 458 Speciale A limited edition convertible unveiled
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Ferrari 458 Speciale A limited edition convertible unveiled

The limited edition Ferrari 458 Speciale A was unveiled overnight ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show. The A in the name stands for aperta or open in Italian. As such, it shares the retractable aluminium hardtop with the regular 458 Spider. The Speciale A can go from open to closed, or vice versa, in 14 seconds...


Ferrari planning $3.6m US-only supercar
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Ferrari planning $3.6m US-only supercar

Outgoing Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo’s last public act in charge of the Italian sports car company will be to unveil a super-exclusive new model with an estimated price tag of 2.5 million euros ($3.6 million). Speaking with Automotive News Europe, the Ferrari chief confirmed a limited run of 10 special supercars for the US market only, adding that all are already accounted for...


Ferrari to boost production volume under new leadership
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Ferrari to boost production volume under new leadership

Ferrari will become a little bit less exclusive following a management shakeup that has seen long-serving chief Luca di Montezemolo move aside for parent company boss Sergio Marchionne. Bloomberg reports that Fiat SpA chief executive officer Marchionne will become Ferrari chairman on October 13, and that under his guidance the brand will look to increase its yearly sales volumes from the current 7000 per annum to 10,000 units globally...


Luca di Montezemolo resigns as Ferrari chairman; Marchionne to take over
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Luca di Montezemolo resigns as Ferrari chairman; Marchionne to take over

Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo will step down from his role on October 13 and will be replaced by Sergio Marchionne, CEO of parent company Fiat Chrysler. In a statement Di Montezemolo said: "Ferrari will have an important role to play within the FCA Group in the upcoming flotation on Wall Street...


Ferrari to build six 458-based Pininfarina Sergio supercars
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Ferrari to build six 458-based Pininfarina Sergio supercars

Ferrari will build six exclusive supercars inspired by the Pininfarina Sergio concept that debuted at last year’s Geneva motor show. Speaking with Autoblog, Ferrari spokesman Matteo Torre confirmed the limited run for private customers. “This extreme limited and exclusive series celebrates 60 years of collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina,” Torre said...


Ferrari planning twin-turbo V6 for 458 replacement - report
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Ferrari planning twin-turbo V6 for 458 replacement - report

It's almost certain the Ferrari 458 facelift, due next year, will bring turbocharged V8 power to the table, but the next generation model could feature twin-turbo V6 motivation as well. Thanks to ever tighter emission regulations, downsized and turbocharged engines are all the rage among Europe's car makers...


Ferrari 458 Speciale Review - V8 race car for the road
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Ferrari 458 Speciale Review - V8 race car for the road

If you want the fastest, most technologically advanced V8 Ferrari race car for the road, this is the one: the Ferrari 458 Speciale.


2015 Ferrari 458 M : turbocharged supercar spotted undergoing testing
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2015 Ferrari 458 M : turbocharged supercar spotted undergoing testing

A new turbocharged Ferrari 458 - reportedly known as the Ferrari 458 M - has been spied ahead of a possible debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The new model is said to use a heavily modified 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which has already been employed in the California T...


Ferrari 458 Speciale Review
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Ferrari 458 Speciale Review

Jez Spinks finds the hardcore version of Ferrari's already-superb 458 Italia close to perfection...


2016 Ferrari FF facelift to gain turbo V8 option - report
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2016 Ferrari FF facelift to gain turbo V8 option - report

When the Ferrari FF undergoes its mid-life facelift in 2016, it will likely gain an entry-level model powered by a twin-turbocharged V8. According to a report in UK magazine Car, the 2016 FF refresh will try to soften the car's polarising aesthetics. Depending on who wins the tug-of-war between the bean counters and designers, the revised FF might even gain a new hatchback for a faster, sportier look...


I like it rough, loud and dirty
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I like it rough, loud and dirty

That’s right, you heard me. When it comes to a car’s engine noise and exhaust note, as well as the all-encompassing thrill and feel of driving something that claims to offer ‘sporty’ performance, I expect the driving experience to be rough, loud and dirty. But sometimes a car that promises a lot on paper can leave you feeling unsatisfied...


Ferrari working on new powertrain with supercharged engine and electric turbo - report
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Ferrari working on new powertrain with supercharged engine and electric turbo - report

Ferrari is reportedly working on a supercharged engine with an electric turbocharger in an attempt to eliminate turbo lag from its future sports cars. 4WheelsNews quotes a source in Italy that claims the new engine technology will deliver more immediate power delivery than the brand’s new twin-turbocharged V8, as well as offer more power and greater fuel efficiency...


Ferrari: turbos, hybrids to yield 20 per cent emissions reduction by 2021 says engine boss
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Ferrari: turbos, hybrids to yield 20 per cent emissions reduction by 2021 says engine boss

Ferrari will expand its use of turbocharging and hybrid technology as part of plans to cut its carbon emissions by 20 per cent by 2021, according to its global engine head. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, powertrain director Vittorio Dini said Ferrari will widen its use of turbochargers on its V8 powerplants, while continuing to team hybrid systems with V12 engines...


Ferrari F12 TRS: A one-off open top F12 Berlinetta
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Ferrari F12 TRS: A one-off open top F12 Berlinetta

The one-off open top Ferrari F12 TRS took to the roads of Sicily during the Ferrari Cavalcade event over the weekend. Based on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta coupe, the F12 TRS was specially created for a client who wishes to remain anonymous. In converting the F12 from a coupe to an open-top car, Ferrari has made substantial modifications to the donor vehicle...


Ferrari California: responsible for "massive" shift away from other luxury brands, segments says local CEO
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Ferrari California: responsible for "massive" shift away from other luxury brands, segments says local CEO

The man in charge of local Ferrari distribution has credited the Ferrari California as being responsible for a "massive" customer shift to the Italian marque, and away from other luxury brands and segments...


Ferrari standing behind recovering Schumacher, ailing F1 team
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Ferrari standing behind recovering Schumacher, ailing F1 team

The head of Ferrari Australasia has expressed support for both the recovering seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher and the manufacturer's own ailing Formula One team. Speaking to CarAdvice at the local premiere of the new Ferrari California T, Herbert Appleroth said there had been a groundswell of support and well-wishes from fans all over the world following news that former Ferrari F1 driver Michael Schumacher has emerged from an induced coma almost six months after a skiing accident in the French Alps...


Ferrari: further price cuts off the radar for now
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Ferrari: further price cuts off the radar for now

Ferrari’s local division says it will hold off on implementing any further price cuts beyond the $50k it just stripped out of the updated $409,880 California T launched this week. Speaking at the regional launch of the new twin-turbocharged Ferrari California T, Ferrari Australasia president and CEO Herbert Appleroth (pictured below) told CarAdvice that cutting the price of a model in the middle of its lifecycle risked hurting the resale value and alienating buyers...


2015 Ferrari 458 Italia : Local CEO suggests next Ferrari has potential to be best Ferrari
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2015 Ferrari 458 Italia : Local CEO suggests next Ferrari has potential to be best Ferrari

Rumoured to continue the Italian car maker's shift towards turbocharged engines, the upcoming 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia has the potential to become "the best Ferrari", according to the head of the brand's local division. Ferrari Australasia president and CEO Herbert Appleroth refused to comment specifically on the facelifted Ferrari 458 Italia – expected to debut next year powered by a heavily modified version of the new California T’s 412kW/755Nm twin-turbocharged 3...