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Ferrari Sales Up In 2006



18th January, 2007

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Ferrari used the 2007 Detroit Motor Show to announce that it delivered 5,658 cars in 2006, a five per cent increase on 2005. In Australia and New Zealand, where Ferrari delivered more than 100 cars in a 12 month period for the first time.

Accordingly, revenues and trading profit are expected to slightly increase compared to 2005. In 2006, Fiat raised to 85% its interest in Ferrari S.p.A. Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi investment fund, maintained a 5% stake, while Piero Ferrari holds 10%.

The 599 GTB Fiorano is on the Ferrari stand in Detroit, following its completion of the Panamerican 20,000, which ended in New York on 17th November, 2007, after an 84 day tour, 16 country drive from Brazil to the United States.

The 599 GTB Fiorano features a 5,999 cc V12 engine which punches out 455 kW at 7,600 rpm. Boasting a Pininfarina-designed body and an all-aluminum spaceframe developed in collaboration with Alcoa, the 599 GTB Fiorano offers a range of innovations which provide superior driving pleasure, handling and sportyness.

The 599 GTB roars from 0 to 100 km/h in an astonishing 3.7 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in just 11 seconds with a top speed in excess of 315 km/h.

Courtesy of the ongoing technology transfer from Formula 1 to Ferrari's road cars, the 599 GTB Fiorano is equipped with two features that have proved enormously popular with its Formula 1 drivers: the F1-SuperFast gearbox which offers gear shifting in 100 milliseconds, and F1-Trac which optimises traction. Both features make their road car debut on this model. The 599 GTB Fiorano also boasts other features which that help ensure superior standards of usability, ergonomics and safety engineering: the SCM (magnetorheological fluid suspension system), developed in collaboration with Delphi, which provides improved bump absorption and body control, an enhanced manettino vehicle dynamics control switch and a wind tunnel-honed body that delivers more downforce with increasing speed.

The 612 Scaglietti on display in Detroit is equipped with the optional "Handling GTC" pack, targeted at customers who desire a more dynamic handling. The package includes, among other things, a braking system with carbon-ceramic discs (CCM), ball-polished modular wheels and highly-advanced F1 gear change software and a sport exhaust system.

Like all of Ferrari's road cars, the uniqueness and distinctiveness of the 599 GTB Fiorano can be further enhanced with the Carrozzeria Scaglietti personalisation programme which for 2007 offers additional new options. The entire range of cars is compatible, for example, with iPod® connectivity via the radio-CD player. The 8-cylinder range is now also available with a two-tone Alcantara® and leather interior as well as ball-polished Challenge wheel rims. The entire Ferrari range can also be treated with an anti-stone chipping protective coating. The Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme is divided into four distinct areas: Racing and Track, Exteriors and Colours, Interiors and Materials, Equipment and Travel. The programme was introduced in 1997 to allow owners to personalise their car to suit their own specific taste and requirements, making each one a genuinely unique vehicle. Since last year, all Ferraris built have included at least some personalisation features. Clients may also make non-catalogue special requests which the company will endeavor to meet in the spirit of the work done by Sergio Scaglietti with Ferrari in its earliest days.

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