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(from Ferrari Press
Release) FERRARI BRINGS THE ONE-TO-ONE PERSONALISATION
PROGRAMME TO THE INTERNATIONAL GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2008
Geneva, March 4th 2008 Ferrari is present at the 78th International
Geneva Motor Show with its entire GT range, the F2007 single-seater
that won last years Formula 1 Drivers and Constructors World
Championships, the legendary 365 GTB4 Daytona which celebrates its
40th anniversary this year, and a special area dedicated to the
Taking pride of place at the Ferrari stand, however, is the 612
Scaglietti, the model being used to inaugurate the new One-to-One
Personalisation Programme. Ferrari intends to allow every client to
fully personalise this flagship model, courtesy of a wide array of
new content as well as the options available through the Carrozzeria
Scaglietti Programme. In fact, a special dedicated atelier area
has been set up at the factory in which clients can put together
their own bespoke 612 Scaglietti accessory by accessory, detail by
detail. In exactly the same way as they would at a haute couture
fashion house, owners can choose details and materials they want for
their car in consultation with the Ferrari experts who will actually
build it to their exact specifications and tastes.
We have recreated a compact version of the real atelier (due to be
officially opened in Maranello in the near future) on the stand.
Further such ateliers will then be opened over the next few months
in other parts of the world.
Clients will be assisted in making their selections by dedicated
Programme consultants who can help them at every stage of defining
their cars specification. Naturally, despite the many variations on
offer, the Ferrari flagships benchmark quality and styling
characteristics will remain unchanged and no modifications will be
permitted that would impinge on the signature Prancing Horse safety
All of these unique new 612 Scagliettis will be built in a dedicated
assembly area at the Maranello factory.
To underscore the sheer depth and flexibility of the personalisation
options available for the 612 Scaglietti, we are exhibiting at
Geneva a version which has been inspired, right down to its
perforated leather Daytona seats, by the classic 365 GTB4 which will
stand alongside it. The famous 365 GTB4 was, of course,
affectionately dubbed the Daytona in honour of the historic
one-two-three finish delivered by the Scuderia Ferrari in the
eponymous 24 Hour Race in 1967. The arrival of the 365 GTB4 was a
significant moment in the companys history and Ferrari will be
celebrating this cars 40th anniversary in 2008 with a series of
events across the globe.
The 612 Scagliettis being used to launch the One-to-One Programme
incorporate a series of technical evolutions that reflect the
Ferrari philosophy of constantly introducing innovations in each
model. Most notably, the V12 flagship now boasts an electrochromic
panoramic roof which covers the entire top of the cabin. This has
the dual advantage of giving occupants the feeling of driving along
in a drop-top whilst enjoying the comfort and safety of a coup.
However, this is no ordinary panoramic roof. It is made from
electrochromic glass which can be changed at the touch of a button
to adjust the levels of sunlight allowed into the cabin. The
electrochromic glass solution was developed in close collaboration
with Saint Gobain, a partner with whom Ferrari has most recently
developed a similar highly innovative solution for the Superamerica.
In addition to its electrochromic roof, the 612 Scaglietti also
sports the aptly named SuperFast gearbox which delivers an
exceptional gear-shifting time of 100 milliseconds and a reduced
inertia clutch to enhance the engines responsiveness still further.
The iconic Ferrari manettino, now featured on the entire range, has
also been added to the steering wheel.
Another model being showcased at Geneva is the F430 Spider, a rear-engined
8-cylinder that combines blistering performance with open-top
driving pleasure. The version on the stand is displayed in a
historic colour Grigio Ferro, with a sophisticated Cioccolato
interiors. The F430 Spider has proved an enormous success since its
launch and in 2007 won prestige awards from international
publications, such as Quattroruote, Autozeitung, Auto Illustrierte
and Auto Motor und Sport.
The Companys sporting history is also represented on the stand by
the 599 GTB Fiorano, the highest performance production model ever
built at Maranello and seen here in a classic Rosso Corsa livery,
and the 430 Scuderia, an extreme model voted Dream Car of the Year
by the authoritative British car magazine Top Gear.
The more track-oriented side of Ferraris dual soul is represented
most ably on the stand by the F2007, the single-seater that won the
World Championship last year, bringing to 15 the overall number of
Formula 1 Drivers and Constructors titles won by Maranello so far.
The 612 Scaglietti is
the result of an avant-garde design that continues the great Ferrari
2+2 tradition in fabulous style. Designed by Pininfarina, the 612
Scaglietti is named in honour of Sergio Scaglietti, the legendary
Modenese stylist and coachbuilder responsible for bodying some of
the most beautiful Ferraris of the 1950s and 60s. The 612 Scaglietti
epitomises Ferraris talent for innovation and design. This
thrillingly nimble, beautifully balanced sporty front-engined
rear-wheel drive berlinetta offers a cabin capable of accommodating
four occupants in unprecedented onboard comfort, thanks to a host of
accessories and a fantastic specification. The 612 Scaglietti is a
sumptuous, roomy two-door four-seater thats a pleasure to be aboard
regardless of the driving conditions.
The chassis and bodywork. These are made entirely from light, tough
aluminium which translates into enhanced performance, braking and
road-holding all in one.
The V12 engine has a dry
sump lubrication system featuring both delivery and scavenge pumps,
twin overhead cams, 48 valves, maximum power of 540 hp at 7250 rpm,
and maximum torque of 60 kgm at 5250 rpm. The car has a maximum
speed of 320 kph, and 0 to 100 kph acceleration of 4.0 secs.
Gearbox, 6-speed, F1-type featuring new SuperFast technology that
cuts gear-shifting times to 100 milliseconds. Courtesy of either the
steering wheel-mounted manettino and specific button, the gearbox
can easily switch from very high performance situations to city or
Clutch: Twin-plate to reduce weight and rotating masses as well as
thermal and mechanical inertia.
Brakes. Carbon-ceramic material (CCM) Brembo brakes with vented
discs that are fade and vibration-resistant even in extreme and
intensive situations. The fact that the brakes are so light also
reduces the unsprung masses. Large-diameter discs: 380x36mm with
6-pot callipers front and 360x34 and 4-pot callipers rear.
MAGIC INDIA DISCOVERY
The Magic India
Discovery Tour started from Mumbai on February 25th and will see two
612 Scagliettis cover a route stretching more than 13,000 kilometres.
More than 50 journalists from all over the world will take turns
behind the wheels of the cars which return to the Mumbai on May 8th.
The two 612 Scagliettis (one red, the other white, both sporting a
specially designed livery) will feature a few absolutely minimal
modifications to allow them to negotiate the more difficult sections
of the tour. The modifications involve the fitting of an underbody
protector made from 4 mm duraluminium rather than plastic and a
slightly higher suspension setting to deal with the tougher road
surfaces. Otherwise, however, they will be entirely straightforward
The Magic India Discovery tour is divided into 12 stages and runs
over 74 days. The start from Mumbais Gateway of India was watched
by Fiat Group Vice-President John Elkan and Ratan Tata, Chairman of
the Tata Group. The two Scagliettis will head south along the coast
to the city of Trivandrum near the very southern tip of the Indian
peninsula, turning up towards Bangalore and Kolkata (Calcutta). The
final part of the voyage takes the cars up along the river Ganges
and north to the Pakistani border. It then heads back down towards
New Delhi and on through fascinating Rajasthan before returning to
The Magic India Discovery tour will enjoy the invaluable support of
the Tata Group, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Taj Hotels,
Shell, Fiat India Pvt Ltd., Alcoa, Pirelli, Saima Avandero and OMR.
Assistance and spare parts will be provided by eight support
vehicles: five Tata cars, two Fiats and one specially fitted-out
In addition to the journalists driving the two 612 Scagliettis and
the photographers and camera operators, the tour will also be
accompanied by a technical assistance and logistics team for its
The 612 Scaglietti is Ferraris top of the range model and in line
with its elegant, exclusive image, we will also be providing our
guests on the tour with sophisticated colonial style clothing. In
addition to this, legendary Milanese hatmaker Borsalino has created
a contemporary take on the classic colonial Pith helmet as the
weather will be particularly hot and sunny.
www.ferrariworld.com website will feature constantly updated
news and high resolution images throughout the tour also.
FERRARI BUSINESS - 2007 BALANCE
SHEET: A RECORD YEAR
In the year of Ferraris
60 year anniversary, beautifully topped off by our seventh
Constructors World title in nine years in Formula 1 and our sixth
Drivers title in the last eight years of the World Championship,
all of the main economic indicators were up to excellent levels.
Ferraris revenues (turnover) increased from the 1,447 million euro
recorded in 2006 to 1,668 million euro in 2007, a jump of 15.3%.
A total of 6,465 road cars (i.e. track cars excluded) were delivered
to end clients, an increase of 14% on 2006. The emerging markets
showed the strongest growth. Sales to the Asia-Pacific region rose
by 47.2% on last years figure while the Middle East was up by
32.3%. The trend was positive too, however, in more traditional
markets such as the United States (+7.7%), the United Kingdom
(+8.2%) and Germany (+5.9%).
Our trading profit of 266 million euro represents a massive 45.4%
increase on last years figure and brings our ROS (Return on Sales)
up to 16% compared to 12.6% in 2006.
FERRARI FINANCIAL SERVICES
Founded in late 2006,
Ferrari Financial Services is made up of three legal companies.
Ferrari Financial Services SpA is the Italian mother company and
directly manages the Italian market. It also controls Ferrari
Financial Services AG (which operates on the German, French,
Austrian, Belgian and Swiss markets) and Ferrari Financial Services
Inc. which, through our dealership network, covers the whole of the
In 2007, Ferrari Financial Services achieved 27% market penetration
on the seven markets on which it operates. In other words, around
one third of the cars manufactured and sold by Maranello were
purchased using its financing contracts.
The average length of these finance contracts is 40 months and the
amounts involved range from 100,000 euros to up to four million
dollars, the price fetched by California Spider sold recently on the
American market. The Ferrari Financial Services portfolio also
includes two Ferrari Enzos (average value: 700,000 euros) and no
less than seven former F1 single-seaters (average value: 1.5 million
FFS offers a choice of four different financial packages to suit the
various categories of car covered: GT from current range,
competition cars, classic and pre-owned cars, Formula 1 and limited
Each package includes a range of options from financing for more
traditional services (insurance or scheduled services) to
ultra-exclusive driving courses certified by the current Scuderia
Introduced in July 2006,
the Ferrari Classiche division provides restoration and maintenance
services, technical assistance and authenticity certificates to
classic Ferrari owners. To date, Ferrari Classiche has received over
800 requests for certificates of authenticity and issued over 600.
The certification is carried out using the data contained in the
Companys technical and historic archive which includes information
on all of the GT, competition and sports prototypes cars built at
Maranello since the Prancing Horses foundation.
2008 looks set to be another excellent year for Ferrari collectors
too, with a series of special events that includes celebrations for
the 40th anniversary of the legendary 365 GTB4 Daytona during the
Mugello Historic Festival (April 5th and 6th). Then on May 18th, the
Fiorano Circuit will host the second edition of the Leggenda e
Passione auction organised by RM Auctions in collaboration with
2008 SPORTING ACTIVITIES
2007 saw Ferrari sign a
technological collaboration agreement with the A1GP World Cup of
Motorsport to supply engines for the series single-seaters. Ferrari
will also act as a consultant on the design of the chassis of the
cars competing until 2014. The collaboration begins from the
FERRARI CORSE CLIENTI
Client racers have
played a major role in Ferraris sporting activities since the
foundation of the Marque. This led to the Ferrari Challenge being
set up in 1993 followed in 2001 by a dedicated Corse Clienti
division. Corse Clienti currently organises the international
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and Shell Ferrari Historic
Challenge, provides support to Ferrari clients taking part in the GT
championships and manages the F1 Clienti department, the exclusive
FXX Programme and the Pilota Ferrari driving courses.
PILOTA FERRARI DRIVING COURSES
The Ferrari driving
course programme began in 1993 with just one type of course (Basic)
but in the years that followed it developed to meet client demand
into three levels of increasing complexity: Advanced, Evolution and
Between 1993 and the present, in fact, over 4,000 clients from all
parts of the globe have attended our courses.
Over 700 individuals signed up for them in 2007 alone, in fact. More
than 400 of these attended the courses held at Fiorano: 17% from
Italy, 55% from other European markets, 13% from America, and 15%
from Australia and Asia.
The Chinese courses attracted over 80 participants to three
different circuits in Shanghai, Beijing and Zhuhai.
The Ferrari North America Driving School sessions brought upwards of
200 drivers to the Mont-Tremblant Circuit in Quebec, Canada.
The Pilota Ferrari on Ice course was launched this year also and
will help clients hone their skills at controlling their car in
A special course developed in collaboration with Michael Schumacher
is also offered to clients that have purchased a 430 Scuderia
through Ferrari Financial Services.
The Ferrari Store
opening programme continues apace across the world too. Stores were
officially inaugurated in Beijing, Los Angeles, Shenyang, Barcelona,
Al Kobar, Abu Dhabi and Macao in 2007. 2008 will see us enhance our
presence in the North American market with new Stores in Honolulu,
San Francisco and Miami in the first half of the year. The Singapore
Store opened in January 2008 and another is planned for Moscow this
FERRARI IN SWITZERLAND
With 270 road cars
delivered there in 2007 (in line with the 2006 figure of 269),
Switzerland is Ferraris seventh largest market after the United
States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan and France. It is
also our largest market overall in terms of cars sold per capita of
population. Ferrari maintains a strong presence in the country
through Ferrari Suisse which is based at Nyon near Geneva. The
latter has been directly controlled by the Prancing Horse since 1993
and is currently headed by a Giulio Zauner. Ferrari Suisse operates
through a network of 10 dealerships which also guarantee a technical
Many of our Swiss clients are involved in the GT championships, the
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and Shell Ferrari Historic
Challenge, as well as in collecting historic and Formula 1 cars from
various eras. Ferrari Classiche has, in particular, had numerous
certification requests from Swiss owners.