August 10th, 2011 by Car and SUV
If recent rumours are to be believed Ferrari has a busy few years coming up with a whole host of new models planned.
Reports are circulating that Ferrari will present its new 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The 458 Spider will take the position of the discontinued 430 Spider in Ferrari’s range and will likely make use of a retractable hard-top.
Apparently a more powerful version of the 458 will appear in 2013, but in keeping with the lightweight model nameplates from the 360 Challenge Stradale to the 430 Scuderia, expect the new model to carry its own moniker. The Ferrari California is scheduled for a facelift in 2013, and the 458 Italia may also get a refresh in 2014, but considering the car just went on sale last year, that timeframe could prove incorrect. Read the rest of this entry »
April 22nd, 2010 by Car and SUV
The Fiat group has become a major power in the new car market and is currently undergoing a major restructuring. Reports of the upcoming changes have begun to surface and the most exciting concerns Fiat’s prize asset – Ferrari.
The plan is for Ferrari to get busy and release five new models over the next three years. A new 458 Spider, Ferrari Enzo “special series”, and four other new models are all on the cards. The cars have been announced by Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne at a press conference yesterday.
The 458 drop-top and an all-new 612 Scaglietti with a V12 engine are scheduled to enter production next year. Currently referred to as the F151, the 612 Scaglietti may also receive a hybrid powertrain.
Marchionne also announced a “new special series Enzo” would join the all-new 599 GTB Fiorano during 2012. This will be followed up with a major overhaul to the California, to create a California M facelift model. Also due for 2013 is a reworked and more powerful 458 Scuderia.
According to Marchionne both Ferrari and Maserati are looking to make each of their models more distinctive, almost creating sub-brands within the two companies. Maserati is expected to release two new models, placed below the GranTurismo, before 2015.