Italian high-end sports car manufacturer Ferrari NV will expand sales of GT cars easier to drive but will not try to chase the annual sales of rival Porsche.
Ferrari President John Elkann gave the news to customers who loved the classic sports car of the company at Pebble Beach Resort on the Pacific coast.
Elkann also reiterated that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, which he chaired, left open the opportunity to coordinate with other automakers, but essentially remained independent. In May, Fiat Chrysler proposed merging with French automaker Renault SA, but the deal fell after the French government intervened and Mr. Elkann withdrew the proposal.
Mike Manley, CEO of Fiat Chryster, sent a similar message to Renault and other potential partners earlier this month.
Mr. Elkann went to Pebble Beach in the Concours d’Elegance annual exhibition, in California, USA, which gathered rich car collectors with the world’s rarest classic cars. Pebble Beach is considered one of the largest antique car shows in America.
Ferrari is famous for its flashy, high-performance sports cars. The most popular models on the auction floors and events are classic Ferrari models, or GT models from the 1960s. GT luxury sports cars are designed to prioritize comfort on trips. long road.
Elkann revealed that Ferrari will launch a new GT in November. Previously, Ferrari said about 40% of its total sales will come from GT cars in 2022, up 32% from the current.
Ferrari outlined plans to expand sales to 5 billion euros by 2022, up from 3.4 billion euros in 2017. The company also plans to add a model called Purosangue to compete with sports cars. versatile luxury like Lamborghini Urus.
Opponent Porsche AG, of Volkswagen AG, has expanded its sales to more than 250,000 sports cars and multipurpose sports cars each year. But Elkann said Ferrari did not target Porsche sales.