Coronavirus hurt hybrid Ferrari

Coronavirus hurt hybrid Ferrari

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The first half of 2020 was for Ferrari as complicated as and for the vast majority of automakers due to the outbreak of COVID-19 deliveries fell by 22% to 4,127 cars. The impact of the pandemic particularly affected the second quarter results: customers gave only 1 389 supercars – 50% less than in the same period of 2019.

A coronavirus also caused the company from Maranello to suspend production, because of what the indicators are even worse. One consequence was a protracted market debut SF90 Stradale coupe – the first production hybrid Ferrari with charging from the network.

The first flagship model with only eight (instead of the usual twelve) cylinders was introduced in may 2019. The original plan meant that the first customers will receive their copies in the first half of 2020, but it never happened. Now, the publication Automotive News revealed that European deliveries will start only at the end of the year, and in the New world SF90 get a couple of months later.

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Earlier this week, CEO Louis Camilleri said during a conference call with investors that the Ferrari resumed production after coronavirus lockdown on may 3, but some of her partners went back to work later. Because of this, there was a failure in the supply chain that caused the delay in the SF90. In turn, Finance Director Antonio Picca Piccon promised that the plug-in hybrid will go on sale in the fourth quarter, followed by Roma.

Ferrari still expects to make before the end of this year, two world premieres, and is still not talking – what. According to rumors, the manufacturer must show the Roadster based on the SF90 and “charged” version of the model 812 Superfast, already we’ve encountered on tests.

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