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Ferrari expands Takata recall

Ferrari has added more vehicles to the ever-expanding Takata airbag recall, with its entire 2013 range all potentially fitted with faulty airbags. In this latest notice, 2013 model-year versions of the 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, F12 Berlinetta and FF are affected, with 98 units affected locally...

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Ferrari teases new supercar ahead of September launch
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Ferrari teases new supercar ahead of September launch

A new Ferrari supercar is set for launch in September, potentially with a roofless body and power from the 812 Superfast. The reveal will take place in Maranello, Italy on September 17, while the invitation bears the name 'Icona Ferrari'. The car appears to have the codename F176, while scuttlebutt has suggested it'll be based on the 812 Superfast...


Ferrari files patent for new targa top design
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Ferrari files patent for new targa top design

Ferrari has made a filing with the European Patent Office for an updated targa top setup that seeks to reduce aerodynamic turbulence inside the cabin when the car is being driven al fresco...


New Ferrari CEO calls Marchionne's targets 'aspirational'
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New Ferrari CEO calls Marchionne's targets 'aspirational'

During a conference call with analysts, Louis Camilleri, the recently-appointed CEO of Ferrari, has repeatedly called Sergio Marchionne's target of doubling the company's profit by 2022 as "aspirational". "Both Sergio and I had the same ambitions," Camilleri told Bloomberg and analysts on the call, but cautioned the former Ferrari chief's goal carried “risks and opportunities"...


Ferrari debuts world-first 'low-bake' paint finish
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Ferrari debuts world-first 'low-bake' paint finish

Ferrari has introduced a new low-temperature paint process, designed to deliver better uniformity across components and a lower environmental impact. Developed in partnership with PPG Industries, the new paint finish is called 'Low Cure' clear coats. It relies on a specially formulated clear coat, which allows Ferrari to bake the paint at 100 degrees instead of 150 degrees...


Sergio Marchionne: A brief history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler
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Sergio Marchionne: A brief history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler

Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat since 2004 and Chrysler from 2009, has passed away aged 66 after complications arising from surgery. Known for his straight-talking style, workaholic lifestyle, and love of black wooly sweaters, Marchionne was not a noted "car guy", but his legacy includes turning around not one, but two automakers...


Former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne passes away
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Former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne passes away

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) until last weekend, has passed away after complications arising from surgery. “Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone," John Elkann, head of Exor, the holding company for the Agnelli and Elkann families, and largest shareholder in FCA, said in a statement released in the last hour...


Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health
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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health

After an emergency board meeting Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has appointed Mike Manley, previously head of Jeep and RAM, as its acting CEO effectively immediately. In a statement overnight, the company announced with "profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr Marchionne was recovering from surgery and that these have worsened significantly in recent hours", and as a result the outspoken CEO "will be unable to return to work"...


Ferrari patents electric turbo four-cylinder engine
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Ferrari patents electric turbo four-cylinder engine

Ferrari has patented a new hybrid four-cylinder powertrain with an electric turbocharger. AutoGuide found the intriguing patent filing from Ferrari at the European Patent Office. The filing describes a new engine featuring a turbine in the exhaust duct, but instead of directly driving a compressor, it powers an electric generator which then stores the energy...


Ferrari 488 Spider review
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Ferrari 488 Spider review

Why buy a GTB coupe when the 488 Spider offers the same levels of uncompromising performance, plus so much more?

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Ferrari 488 Spider review: Why bother with the coupe?
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Ferrari 488 Spider review: Why bother with the coupe?

Alborz Fallah: When it comes down to it, if you happen to meet anyone that says the convertible 488 is a compromise, or that it’s not a real Ferrari, call them out for what they are – an idiot. Otherwise, if you want to daily a Ferrari, the Spider is the best way to go.


Ferrari 488 Pista 'Piloti Ferrari' announced
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Ferrari 488 Pista 'Piloti Ferrari' announced

If owning a track-friendly version of a road-going Ferrari isn't quite special enough, the company has introduced a new 'Piloti Ferrari' specification for the 488 Pista. To add an extra layer of exclusivity, this new specification package is available only for "customers involved in the company’s motor sports programmes"...


International Engine of the Year: Ferrari, Peugeot, BMW among winners
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International Engine of the Year: Ferrari, Peugeot, BMW among winners

Ferrari has scooped International Engine of the Year for the third year running, beating out Porsche and Tesla (yes, really) for the honour. The 3.9-litre bi-turbo V8 from the 488 GTB, GTB Spider and Pista scored 486 points from the judges, comfortably beating out the 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six engine in the Porsche 911 (198 points) and the 6...


Configurator Challenge: Ferrari stable
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Configurator Challenge: Ferrari stable

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...


Ferrari 488 v Ford GT v McLaren 720S rev battle – Video
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Ferrari 488 v Ford GT v McLaren 720S rev battle – Video

There's nothing like the sweet sound of a good ol' rev battle – especially when the contestants are exotic supercars. Here, DragTimes lines up a Ferrari 488 GTB, Ford GT and McLaren 720S to see which sounds best. But, there's a catch – you need to guess which sound belongs to which car...


Ferrari SP38 one-off unveiled
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Ferrari SP38 one-off unveiled

The Ferrari SP38 one-off special has been unveiled and ceremonially handed over to its new owner, prior to a few hot laps at Fiorano. Based on the 488 GTB, the design of the SP38's unique body is said to be inspired by the F40, especially the flip-up carbon-fibre engine cover. The SP38's rear wing is claimed to be a very subtle nod to the F40's much more overt offering...


Electric Ferrari won't arrive before 2022
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Electric Ferrari won't arrive before 2022

Ferrari has ruled out building an all-electric vehicle before the end of its current 2018-2022 business plan. According to Automotive News, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Ferrari, told the company's recent annual general meeting a fully electric model was not currently relevant to the company...


Smuggled Jaguar, Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren and Corvette among 30 luxury cars seized and crushed
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Smuggled Jaguar, Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren and Corvette among 30 luxury cars seized and crushed

President Rodrigo Duterte (Philippines), destroyed 30 smuggled luxury cars to show the nation's commitment in fighting illegal practices. The vehicles were crushed during a live TV broadcast. The president stated that he ordered his Bureau of Customs to crush the high-end cars, using earth moving equipment, as a message to wealthy luxury car enthusiasts who dodge paying import duties and taxes...


Pirelli selling tyres for Ferrari 250 GTO
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Pirelli selling tyres for Ferrari 250 GTO

Everyone has been there – you take your multi-million-dollar classic Ferrari to TyrePower for new rubber, only to discover the only choices are designed for mid-size crossovers and light hatchbacks. No-one wants to put tyres involving the words 'eco' or 'efficient' on their 250 GTO, for example. Thankfully, Pirelli has swooped in with a solution to this working-class problem...