Plans for 2020 are set to be amended in May, and the two new cars for this year could be delayed

2019 kicked off a massive range expansion for the Ferrari brand with the introduction of the F8 Tributo, SF90 Stradale, and the Roma. Those represent just 3 of the 15 new models that Ferrari is planning to introduce between now and 2024, but with the COVID pandemic looming over everyone’s head, the expectation for Ferrari to unveil two new models this year on schedule has been up in the air. Now, we’ve learned that Ferrari has plans to amend its plans for the rest of the year in an investor’s presentation in May 2020, so the outlook isn’t exactly the best. Ferrari wanted 2020 to be a year of consolidation, and it could turn out to be more consolidating than anyone expected.

Ferrari’s Year of Consolidation Could Be That and More

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When Ferrari pulled the sheets of the Roma, Enrico Galliera made it clear that 2020 would be a “year of consolidation,” something that was required to support launching the three models that came in 2019. When Autocar reached out to Galliera to confirm what 2020 had in store, his response was a little less conservative:

“We’re always planning to do something more, and we intend to make some news. We will launch two new models by the end of the year.”
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However, those words were spoken before Ferrari was forced to suspend production in Maranello because of the COVID-19 outbreak. And now, despite the fact that Ferrari is expected to resume production this month, those two models could end up being delayed. We’ll find out for sure during the Investor’s presentation, but since production is expected to start soon, the plans could still, in theory, be followed through with. They were supposed to make their debut in the second half of 2020 anyway, so that timeline could still hold true. If Ferrari is forced to delay the unveiling of these two new models until 2021, then that year could be another big year as the Purosangue is scheduled to arrive in 2021 as well.

Ferrari is Looking to Expand Into New Segments, Too

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While Galliera was very clear about the company consolidating after a very busy 2019, he has also expressed a desire to continue growing and expanding.

”We’ll keep looking at new, untapped markets...we don’t stop looking for opportunities to grow as a company and business.”

So what other segments is Ferrari considering outside of the Purosangue SUV? Well, Galliera expressed that there is potential in just about every segment as long as it holds true to the brand’s luxury sports car niche.

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”Potentially every segment is of interest to us, with the caveat that Ferrari is in the luxury sports car market. We can enter every market in which we can deliver a car that meets our position as a luxury car firm. We have certain limitations connected to the [sportiness] of the car: Ferrari is a sports car manufacturer.”

So, in other words, Ferrari will consider just about any segment as long as it can remain true to and consistent with its heritage. Does that open up the door for a sedan? Possibly. A Ferrari SUV once seemed too far from that heritage to be feasible, and we’ll be seeing that in the next year or two. Whatever segments that Ferrari expands into, you can be sure that the cars will be as sporty and as luxurious as any model that came before them.

Ferrari F8 Tributo Ferrari SF90 Stradale Ferrari Roma
ENGINE Type 90-degree V8 turbo V8 - 90° - turbo – dry sump 90° turbo V8
Overall displacement 3902 cc 3990 cc 3855 cc
Max. power output* 710 HP @ 8,000 RPM 769 HP @ 7500 rpm 612 HP @ 5750 – 7500 rpm
Max. torque 568 LB-FT @ 3,250 RPM 590 LB-FT @ 6000 rpm 561 LB-FT @t 3000 – 5750 rpm
0-100 km/h 2.9 s 2.5 s 3.4 s
0-200 km/h 7.8 s 6.7 s 9.3 s
Top speed 340 km/h (211 mph) 340 km/h (211 mph) >320 km/h (199 mph)

Source: Autocar

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