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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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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...