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Ferrari chairman reveals hybrid Enzo will come this year.

Discussion in 'Fiat Global News' started by Herbie, May 14, 2012.

  1. Herbie

    Herbie Regolare

    Grande Punto 1.4
    Business has been good for Ferrari. Thanks in no small part to expanding its activities in developing markets, the racing team turned automaker raked in 556 million euros in revenues to generate 42.1 million euros in profit in the first quarter of this year alone – an increase of 13.2 and 17.2 percent, respectively. Those figures are driven by increased sales that amounted to 1,733 units produced and delivered in the first quarter out of an exciting model range that includes the 458 Italia and Spider, the recently revised California, the innovative FF and the brand-new F12 Berlinetta. But the House that Enzo built is not about to stop there.

    Buried deep within the company's financial report (which you can delve into after below the fold should you be so inclined) comes confirmation direct from the company's affable chairman (and possible next Italian prime minister) Luca di Montezemolo: "At the end of the year, we'll also be unveiling the new Enzo, a limited series model and our first ever hybrid car."

    So there we have it, straight from the proverbial lion's mouth and in no uncertain terms. Before we flip the calendar to 2013, we'll have the latest in the long line of earth-shattering supercars that started with the 288 GTO, continued with the legendary F40, through the open-top F50 and on to the radical Enzo. And yes, it will be a hybrid, coupling an electric motor to a revised version of the V12 in the new F12 Berlinetta, as Ferrari revealed at the Beijing Motor Show.

    Very positive Ferrari first quarter growth
    - Revenues of 556 Million Euro (+13.2%)
    - 1,733 cars delivered (+11.5%)
    - Net profits of 42.1 Million Euro (+17.2%)
    - Record industrial net cash of 860 Million Euro
    Excellent results from the USA (+16%), United Kingdom (+31%), Germany (+24%) and Middle East (+23%)
    Maranello, 10th May 2012 – The Board of Directors of Ferrari S.p.A. met today under the chairmanship of Luca di Montezemolo to examine the company's accounts for the first quarter of 2012.
    On March 31st, Ferrari recorded a string of excellent results: revenues rose to 556.1 million euro (+13.2 per cent) and 1,733 cars were delivered to the dealership network, an increase of 11.5 per cent on the same period last year.
    These results are the fruit of the success of the 12-cylinder FF and the continuing popularity of the 8-cylinder models, most notably the Ferrari California, which is the company's best-selling GT, and the coupé and spider versions of the 458 which top the sports car segment.
    One hundred per cent of Ferraris are personalised by their owners who, since the start of 2012, have also been able to avail of the innovative Tailor Made programme, which allows each client to tailor their own bespoke car using an extensive variety of unique and exclusive materials, colours and finishes, with the assistance of a specialist team.
    The F12berlinetta, the most powerful and high performance Prancing Horse car ever built and the first in a new generation of V12s, made no contribution to these results as deliveries will not commence until the second part of the year.
    Trading profit grew by 13.4 per cent to 60.5 million euro, while net profits rose by 17.2 per cent (42.1 million euro).
    Ferrari's industrial net cash position on March 31st was the strongest in its history at 860 million euro. This was achieved despite keeping product investment extremely high and thanks to a net cash flow for the first quarter of 152 million euro.
    The one-make series of the Prancing Horse, the Ferrari Challenge, is also proving to be very successful with the 2012 racing season starting with 100 458 Challenge cars on the tracks in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
    In terms of sales, the US remains Ferrari's most important market recording growth of 16 per cent even after the excellent figures recorded in 2011.
    Sales in Europe were also very positive with excellent results in the United Kingdom (+31 per cent, 177 cars delivered) and in Germany (up 24 per cent). Italy is the exception to this trend with sales of 121 cars, down 65 compared to the first quarter 2011 as a result of the economic situation and the local government's recent financial initiatives.
    In the Far East, after a record 2011, the Greater China market (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) continued to grow with 154 cars delivered in the first quarter. On May 18th, a major new Ferrari exhibition will open at the Shanghai Expo in China where a 1,000 square metre space will host some of our most iconic road models as well as Formula 1 cars. The display will also feature simulators and interactive points where visitors can learn about Ferrari's history and the Maranello campus.
    The Middle East also delivered extremely significant results with sales this first quarter up by 23 per cent and 81 cars delivered.
    "After an extraordinary 2011, starting the year with all the economic indicators on the rise is very satisfying indeed," declared Ferrari's Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo. "We have a complete new model range brimming with technological innovations, and which deliver significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, down by 30 per cent on average." He continued: "At the end of the year, we'll also be unveiling the new Enzo, a limited series model and our first ever hybrid car."
    Brand activities (retail, wholesale, licensing and e-commerce) are up by 10 per cent overall: there are now 50 Ferrari Stores worldwide, including a new store in Madrid which opens officially at the end of May.
    Ferrari also retains its leadership in online activities with over 8 million friends on Facebook and almost one million on Google +.

    SOURCE : http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/11/montezemolo-confirms-new-ferrari-enzo-hybrid-by-years-end/
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  2. ENKI

    ENKI Esperto

    This is quite an old news, almost 1 yr. It's just that Chairman Montezmolo have acknowledged it now.
    Even more interesting is the news of Feb 2012. Next Enzo is going to be 920 HP::O.
    That's outrageous!! Now someone will immediately jump in with Veyron's supersport's 1200 HP.
    Wait, ahmmm... next enzo is going to weigh 2500 pounds only::O. That is insane!!
    Where 500 pounds heavier 2002 Enzo with only 651 HP can already @#$%^^ everything on a circuit (not straight line), what this 2500 pounds Enzo will do::O.
    This car is gonna be a MONSTER!!!
    Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 600HP/ton
    Ferrari Enzo Successor/"F70": 736HP/ton
    It's a god damn missile for straights too, never doubt the cornering of a Ferrari, dogg! 800 HP will be delivered by the 6.3 ltr naturally aspirated gasoline mill (over 130 bhp/ltr specific output::O).
    Remaining 120 HP are coming from latest KERS developed exclusively at Ferrari:cool
    It is reported to be more frugal than existing Italia (with over 23 MPG HWY rating, less polluting & longer service interval::O).
    Ferrari managed the trend of introducing Supercar that is decade ahead of anything else available in the market. People keep trying to better that benchmark & by the time they manage it, guess what.... time for the next one:mrgreen:.
    Ferrari just telling kids who is the father here!! I didn't scold you for last 11 yrs doesn't mean your legitimate father is changed!! That won't ever happen!

    Dear VW(Lamborghini, Buggatti, Porsche)/BMW(Who:confused:)/......???, This Enzo will keep kicking your butts for at least next 10 yrs. Some work for the kids again so no more play now:lol.
    Ferrari Enzo successor to churn out 920 horsepower, weigh 2,500 pounds
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  3. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Slightly OT Enki but since you are in NCR, how much does it cost to rent a Ferrari on Buddh International circuit?
  4. ENKI

    ENKI Esperto

    Even renting one is out of budget so no need to research on this!
    I actually fantasize wiping a Ferrari instead of driving it
    I will let you know when-ever i have the privilege, who is better in detailing cars than you:dancing
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  5. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    I don't know if I ever meet you will I shake your hand or break it :)
    Find out at least, maybe we can plan the next TFI meet there in Ferrari's. You have the luxury to live near the circuit that the rest of us don't.
  6. ENKI

    ENKI Esperto

    ohh... Living near the ckt doesn't help anyways.
    Last-time i checked, it was completely closed for any public access what so ever.
    You won't brake my hand, you know why?
    Because before shaking your hand & calm you down, i will gift bucket full of detailing products to you:evilsmile.
  7. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Hmmm, this would be a tough call whether to brake Enki's hand or accept a bucket full of detailing products ;)
    On a related note, you don't respond to any of my other queries and just focus on the detailing ones. I posted yesterday that I drove for 2 KMs with handbrake engaged but nobody replied if it will damage anything. I also almost ran over a median at 130 and ABS saved my life. Lots of action on those 90 Horses.

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