Europe: US$350,000 Ferrari F12 berlinetta already sold out!
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On September 1, Ferrari started European deliveries of the ‘most powerful Ferrari yet’ – the F12 berlinetta which goes from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.5 sec and delivers Formula 1-like 740 hp. Only 3 weeks later, Ferrari says it has already sold out its first year of production which is 800 units. So if you were planning to get yourself the €274,000 / US$350,000 jewel, you’ll have to wait until September 2013 at the earliest. Tough, I know.
In 2011, Ferrari reached its highest annual volume ever at 7,195 sales to the network or 7,044 to end consumers, both up 9% on 2011. North America remained Ferrari’s #1 market with 1,866 vehicles sold to end consumers (+12%). In Europe, a total of 3,162 vehicles were sold (+4%), with the best performing countries being the Czech Republic (+24%), Russia (+16%), the UK (+16%), Germany (+13%) and France (+9%) while Italy was down 15%. In China, sales were up 75% to 449 vehicles.
More 2011 sales details and photos below.
Volume-wise, Germany leads with 695 vehicles sold, followed by Italy (586), the UK (543) and France (345). In the Middle East and Africa, a total of 505 vehicles were sold to end customers (+6%), with particularly strong performance in the United Arab Emirates (which accounts for 42% of sales in the region), where sales increased 45% over the prior year to 210 vehicles.
The upward trend continued in the Asia-Pacific region, with a total of 1,394 cars sold (+21% over 2010) on the back of excellent performance in China, Australia and Singapore, which more than offset a drop in volumes in Japan (-23.8% to 313 vehicles) linked to economic conditions. In China, a key market for Ferrari, sales were up 75% to 449 vehicles. Performance was also strong in Hong Kong (+19.7% to 188 vehicles), Australia (+9.5% to 150 vehicles), Singapore (+66% to 83 vehicles) and Indonesia (+65% to 43 vehicles). Note also that Ferrari opened its first dealership in India in 2011.
Source: europe.autonews.com, Fiat Annual Report