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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...

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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 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 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...


Ferrari to offer four new models by 2018
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Ferrari to offer four new models by 2018

Ferrari will offer four new models over the next four years but will stick to its strict production limit of 7000 units per year, the company has announced. As part of the fanfare surrounding Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' five-year product and business plan, company chief Sergio Marchionne made his plans clear for the luxury Italian brand, confirming the brand will stay a part of the overarching company's stable and that it is "not for sale"...


Ferrari LaFerrari XX spy shots and details emerge
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Ferrari LaFerrari XX spy shots and details emerge

The Ferrari LaFerrari XX is rumoured to be a Formula One car for the road. The Italian sports car specialist brand has confirmed it is working on a more intense and performance-oriented version of the already insane Ferrari LaFerrari, and the model seen in these spy pictures - the Ferrari LaFerrari XX - is rumoured to push its connection to Formula One even further than the regular car...


Ferrari Land theme park to open in Spain in 2016
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Ferrari Land theme park to open in Spain in 2016

A second Ferrari-themed amusement park and the first hotel inspired by the Italian sports car brand will open in Spain in 2016. Spanish tourism company PortAventura Entertainment, owned by Investindustrial, has signed a licencing agreement with Ferrari to build Ferrari Land – a sister park to the original Ferrari World that opened in Abu Dhabi in 2010...


Ferrari, McLaren supercars added to Hertz European rental car range
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Ferrari, McLaren supercars added to Hertz European rental car range

Hertz is giving people around the world another reason to travel to Europe with a fresh list of performance models added to its premium rental car range. Offering customers "the driving experience of a lifetime", Hertz Supercars has updated its European line-up in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Spain with new models from brands such as Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche and BMW...


Ferrari coupe revealed in patent images
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Ferrari coupe revealed in patent images

A new front-engined Ferrari coupe appears to be in the works with patent images leaked onto the web. Early reports are mixed with some suggesting the two-door could be a hardcore or one-off version of the four-seat FF or, perhaps more likely, a replacement for the modern California that debuted in 2008...


LaFerrari driven by Fernando Alonso
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LaFerrari driven by Fernando Alonso

Ferrari has released a brand new clip of two-time Formula One world champion and current Ferrari F1 driver Fernando Alonso behind the wheel of its LaFerrari hybrid supercar. Filmed just before the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, the clip shows Alonso hammering and sliding the 708kW/900Nm-plus Italian stallion around the track taking full advantage of its 9250rpm rev limit, 6...


Ferrari eyeing Le Mans comeback
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Ferrari eyeing Le Mans comeback

Ferrari could be considering a return to Le Mans in 2015, an event it last won in 1965. Speculation is rife that Ferrari is contemplating a comeback to the French endurance event following a report from German publication Auto Motor und Sport. According to reports, the Italian manufacturer may further develop its new turbocharged 1...


Ferrari bans employees from sending viral emails
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Ferrari bans employees from sending viral emails

Ferrari has issued a bizarre mandate to its employees, banning them from sending emails to more than three co-workers at a time. The iconic Italian manufacturer says the new directive – intended to crackdown on the distribution and receipt of viral emails between its workers – will “incentivise more efficient and direct communication within the company”...


Ferrari F70 carbonfibre chassis previews hybrid Enzo successor
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Ferrari F70 carbonfibre chassis previews hybrid Enzo successor

The successor to the Ferrari Enzo hypercar will be 20 per cent lighter, 22 per cent stiffer and 27 per cent more rigid than its predecessor thanks to its new Formula One-inspired carbonfibre chassis. The all-new model, dubbed the Ferrari F70 in its development phase, will feature a chassis that shares its materials, design methodologies, construction processes, instruments and staff with the manufacturer’s F1 team, Scuderia Ferrari...


Ferrari Special Projects builds one-off SP Ayra
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Ferrari Special Projects builds one-off SP Ayra

Ferrari Special Projects is currently developing a special order Ferrari for petro-chemical tycoon Cheerag Arya, called the SP Ayra. The SP Ayra will be the fifth car Ferrari Special Projects has developed for the Dubai-based Indian businessman and will incorporate design elements from the Ferrari 599 and the more recent Ferrari F12 cars...


Recession forces Italians to sell their Ferraris
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Recession forces Italians to sell their Ferraris

The deepening financial crisis in Europe is hitting Italians where it hurts most, with locals forced to offload their homegrown supercars at a rate triple that of the same time last year. Data from automotive industry group Unrae reveals the number of second-hand high-performance cars exported from Italy in the first five months of this year increased to 13,633, up from 4923 in the same period in 2011...


Ferrari F12 Berlinetta: Alonso and Massa unleash in new Italian supercar
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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta: Alonso and Massa unleash in new Italian supercar

Ferrari's Formula One guns Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have gone head to head in the all-new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in the lead-up to the first press drives of the brand’s quickest ever road car in Italy this week. Ferrari released a video of the two drivers dicing in identical red F12 Berlinettas around its Fiorano test track, which Ferrari says its new performance flagship can lap in just 1min23secs...


Ferrari F40: world record set at Silverstone
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Ferrari F40: world record set at Silverstone

A parade of 60 Ferrari F40 supercars have not only marked the 25th anniversary of the iconic Italian road-weapon at Britain's Silverstone Gran Prix circuit but also set a new world record in the process. The numerous record-breaking Scarlet Red Ferrari F40s, organsied by the Ferrari Owners' Club of Great Britain, led a parade of more than 400 rare and exotic cars attending the 2012 Silverstone Classic held last weekend at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire in the UK...


1962 Ferrari 250 GTO: $30m car crashed
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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO: $30m car crashed

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, one of only 39 ever built and valued at over $30 million, has been crashed in France in what reports suggest is the world's most expensive car crash. The 1962 Prancing Horse icon, purchased by US businessman Christopher Cox in 2005, was part of a 50th anniversary Ferrari 250 GTO celebratory tour when a collision occurred involving another car outside Saint-Etienne-des-Guerets near Blois in central France...


Ferrari designer heads to China's BAIC
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Ferrari designer heads to China's BAIC

The man responsible for creating the Ferrari Daytona and 288 GTO has been hired to design the next generation of vehicles for China's Beijing Automotive group (BAIC) to make the brand competitive in the global marketplace. Former-Pininfarina designer Leonardo Fioravanti, 74, told Bloomberg that BAIC has an ambition to make world-class cars by the middle of next decade...


Ferrari auction nets $2.2 million for earthquake victims
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Ferrari auction nets $2.2 million for earthquake victims

A Ferrari online auction launched in response to the two earthquakes that struck Northern Italy in late May has raised more than 1.8 million euro ($2.2 million) for the victims caught up in the natural disasters. The collected funds received a massive boost from the sale of a limited edition Ferrari 599XX Evolution, which was bought by an American client for more than 1...


Fourteen Ferrari drivers clocked speeding in China
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Fourteen Ferrari drivers clocked speeding in China

One Ferrari owner in China has had his car impounded and four more have had their licences suspended after police in Zhejiang Province clocked a convoy of 14 Prancing Horse drivers speeding on Saturday. China’s state-run Global Times reports police in Hangzhou stopped eight of the offenders, including one who was recorded at 213km/h in a 100km/h zone...


Ferrari to develop new engine for Fiat, Maserati: report
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Ferrari to develop new engine for Fiat, Maserati: report

Ferrari has reportedly signed an agreement with parent company Fiat to develop a new engine to be used in the Italian auto giant's high-end vehicles, potentially including models from Maserati. Italian publication Ansa says the agreement, worth 50 million euros ($64 million), would see Ferrari build a dedicated production line for the new engine, rumoured to potentially be a twin-turbo six-cylinder...


Ferrari 250 GTO: world's most expensive car sells for US $35 million
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Ferrari 250 GTO: world's most expensive car sells for US $35 million

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO racecar built for Sir Stirling Moss has become the world's most expensive car, selling privately for US$35 million ($36.3 million). It breaks the previous record of between US $30-34 million ($31-35.2 million), for a 1936 Bugatti...


Ferrari online auction funds to go to earthquake victims
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Ferrari online auction funds to go to earthquake victims

  Ferrari is set to host an online auction with proceeds dedicated to the victims of Italy's recent earthquakes that have struck near the Prancing Horse's Maranello home. The auction, taking place next week, will see an ultra-rare Ferrari 599XX Evolution valued at over $1...


Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati rocked by second earthquake
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Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati rocked by second earthquake

Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati have all been affected by the second earthquake to hit northern Italy in 10 days. The 5.8-magnitude quake's epicentre was the town of Medolla, near Modena, but Cavezzo and Bologna yet again bore the brunt with Florence, Venice, Genoa and even Austria feeling the tremors...


Ferrari SP EC: Eric Clapton's custom car officially released
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Ferrari SP EC: Eric Clapton's custom car officially released

The Ferrari SP EC built for Eric Clapton has officially been released following the leaked footage seen of the car back in March. Based on the Ferrari 458 Italia, the SP EC (for Eric Clapton) is a unique Ferrari inspired by Clapton's favourite Ferrari the Ferrari 512 BB of the 1970s...