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Ferrari SP3JC unveiled
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Ferrari SP3JC unveiled

The Ferrari SP3JC has been revealed, created as a bespoke commission for an unnamed customer who wanted a "pure, uncompromising roadster" using the the chassis and drivetrain of the F12 TdF. This means there's a 6.3-litre V12 up front cranking out 574kW of power and 705Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...


Ferrari 488 Pista: Australian debut for new hero
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Ferrari 488 Pista: Australian debut for new hero

Storied Italian carmaker Ferrari revealed its latest track-ready supercar the 488 Pista this week at its new state-of-the-art service centre in Roseville, Sydney. Think of the 488 Pista (meaning ‘Track’ in Italian) as the legitimate successor to the much lauded 458 Speciale, only this car takes the 'track-ready' approach to a whole new level – boasting more race-to-road technology than ever before...


Ferrari initiates Takata airbag recall
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Ferrari initiates Takata airbag recall

Ferrari has commenced its Takata airbag recall, affecting various model lines across the 2014 and 2015 model years. As with all Takata-related notices, affected vehicles are fitted with airbags that could degrade over time due to exposure to high temperatures and humidity...


Ferrari 'Purosangue' SUV, 15 new models, V6 hybrid coming by 2022
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Ferrari 'Purosangue' SUV, 15 new models, V6 hybrid coming by 2022

Ferrari has unveiled its latest five-year plan at its Capital Markets Day overnight, detailing its model strategy, plans to electrify its lineup, and the name of its first-ever crossover. The company will base its new models on two architectures: one with a mid-engine layout, the other with a powertrain located up front behind the axle, feeding a transmission on the rear axle...


Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 unveiled
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Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 unveiled

The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 were unveiled overnight, as the company presented its new five-year model plan to investors. The single-seat Monza SP1 and two-seat Monza SP2 are the first models in the company's new super-exclusive range of Icona limited-edition models "aimed at dedicated clients and collectors". Both cars are powered by a 6...


2019 Ferrari Portofino review: Quick drive
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2019 Ferrari Portofino review: Quick drive

The Ferrari California has been relegated to the history books, once again. In its place comes the Portofino, with sleeker styling, more grunt and a host of other upgrades.

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2019 Ferrari Portofino review: First drive
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2019 Ferrari Portofino review: First drive

Here it is, Ferrari's impressive new California T replacement, the Portofino. If you want one, get in line. The Portofino is sold out for 2018, while 2019 doesn’t look much better for those lucky enough to be on the waitlist at all.


LaFerrari goes drifting around abandoned factory - video
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LaFerrari goes drifting around abandoned factory - video

The Ferrari LaFerrari isn't the kind of vehicle you'd expect to be used as a drift car, but this latest video shows one doing just that. Published on YouTube by user Florian Merckx, the clip shows the hybrid hypercar (finished in an eye-catching black-and-white camo wrap, mind you) drifting around a deserted factory...


1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sets new auction record
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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sets new auction record

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO has set a new auction record at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, selling for US$48.405 million ($65.87 million) at the hands of RM Sotheby's. Chassis 3413 was expected to top US$45 million ($61.2 million) before going under the hammer, which would have comfortably usurped the existing US$38 million ($51...


2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider unveiled
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2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider unveiled

The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider has been unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California. Said to be the company's 50th drop-top model, the 488 Pista Spider is powered by the same 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 as the Pista coupe, which develops a maximum of 530kW of power at 8000rpm, and 770Nm at 3000rpm...


Ferrari preparing for Targa Florio Australia Tribute
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Ferrari preparing for Targa Florio Australia Tribute

Ferrari Australia will be taking part in the upcoming Targa Florio Australia Tribute, with a special Ferrari Tributo category for the brand's cars. The legendary Prancing Horse is promising an "incredible array of classic and modern Ferrari vehicles" on the drive, which starts in Geelong on November 28 and takes participants around the Victorian coast over the course of five days, concluding in Melbourne on December 2...


Ferrari expands Takata recall
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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...


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"...