Who says coming to a major auto show doesn’t sell cars? Not us, and definitely not Ferrari and Lamborghini since both Italian automakers have announced that the models they brought to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show have sold out for 2011. That’s right, the recently launched Ferrari FF and the newly launched - as in last week - Lamborghini Aventador are both sold out for 2011. While we are not at all surprised that people scooped up the Aventador the second they could, we are shocked that something as unappealing as the FF could succeed at becoming sold out, especially considering the negative reaction people had after it launched.
Ferrari CEO’s, Luca di Montezemolo, announced at the Geneva Motor Show that "2011 is announcing to be a positive year" and that “we have already sold all 800 Ferrari FFs planned to be produced in 2011. We have registered impressive reaction on markets like Unites States, Emirates and Russia, countries were our presence was very slow due to the CO2 emission standards."
At the same time, Lamborghini boss, Stephan Winkelmann, told the media "we already sold more than 12 months of production," meaning a total of about 700 units. Just asa reminder, the Aventador is priced at $379.700.
Us personally we do not like the Ferrari FF and would not pay even a cent for it. But we are sure there will be lots of people interested in this model. However, until we will finally see the car on the streets, Ferrari is offering a limited edition of just 199 models at 1:8 scale. That if you have a 4150 euro on your pocket (or about $5,700 at the current exchange rates). Each model in limited edition of 199 models is sold with a certificate of authenticity and a numbered plaque on the base indicating that this is a unique edition.
The Ferrari FF is powered by a 6,262 cc direct injection V12 engine that delivers an impressive 660 HP at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 503 lbs-ft 6,000 rpm. With this impressive power, the FF will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3,7 seconds and will hit a top speed of 208 mph.
This year, two new highly anticipated supercars are scheduled to be in attendance at the Boca Raton Concours and, as has been the custom for this event, the first edition models of these two cars are going to be up for auction. Prepare to open your checkbooks, gentlemen. The 2012 Ferrari FF and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster are coming to Boca Raton.
The event is scheduled to kick off next weekend, February 26th, 2011, where it is expected to draw even more attendees, most of whom are looking to grab a piece of the first-edition models of the two aforementioned machines. If these people fail to scoop the big kahunas, they can still opt for some awesome “consolation” prices, including the first Audi R8 GT in the US, the first of only 30 Mercedes CLS63 AMG ‘C’ Limited Edition vehicles, and, if you’re a fan of Jay Leno, an opportunity to take a tour of his world-famous garage.