The Ferrari board of directors, under the chairmanship of Luca di Montezemolo, held a meeting on Nov. 7, 2012 to examine the carmaker’s financial results for the first nine months of 2012. As of Sept. 30, 2012, Ferrari posted a 10-percent increase in revenues to EUR1.764 billion and six-percent jump in the number of cars delivered to the dealership network to 5,267 vehicles.
The company posted a 9.6-percent hike in trading profits to EUR232.8 million as well as a 7.6 percent increase in net profits to EUR152.4 million. Ferrari also has EUR959 million in industrial net cash position, despite its continuing commitment to maintain an extremely high level of investment in product development. The carmaker also logged EUR251 million in net cash flow in the first nine months of 2012.
According to a press release by Ferrari, sales of its 12-cylinder model were up 22 percent due to the success of the FF. The carmaker also commended the success of its 8-cylinder models, particularly the Ferrari California 30 and the 458 Spider. Ferrari took note of the racing GT2 and GT3 versions of the 458 Italia, which recently grabbed titles in their respective categories in the GT Open Championship.
The versions also won this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship, beating rivals built by other leading carmakers. The US remains as the largest market for the carmaker, accounting for 26 percent of total sales. Ferrari posted a 16-percent growth in the US, delivering 1,354 cars. The carmaker posted a 37-percent hike in sales in the United Kingdom, selling 504 cars.
Results were also good in Germany, where Ferrari logged a nine-percent jump in sales to 534 cars delivered. The carmaker remains strong in Greater China, delivering 566 cars for a seven-percent growth. The company also delivered 214 cars in Japan for a 20-percent jump. In Middle East, Ferrari delivered 274 cars.
Featuring unprecedented performance thanks to its exceptional new engine, an unparalleled handling and state-of-the-art design and aerodynamics, the Ferrari F12berlinetta leads the new generation 12-cylinder Ferraris.
Ferrari’s first car, the 1947 Ferrari 125 S, was itself powered by a 12-cylinder engine – an excellent engine size as per purists. Maybe it is because of this that every time Ferrari unveils a new 12-cylinder model, magic happens. Whenever a Ferrari of this caliber makes a debut, it paves a way towards a whole new automotive era. Maranello has been the birthing place for several 12-cylinder models, each of which has made automotive history through its technological advancements and superb results.
A few examples include the 1953 375 America, sporting an engine derived from the F1 single-seater of the day, and the 1960 250 GTO, a perfect combination of style and performance. There is also the 1969 365 GTB4, known as the Daytona, with the perfect balance of its architectural styling extracting unique driving emotions. These are just a few models which have turned chapters in automotive history and are being sought after by collectors around the world.
The kind of effect that 12-cylinder models cause, is carried over to the F12berlinetta – the flagbearer for the latest generation of mid-front 12-cylinder models. It is by far, the most high-performing model Ferrari has ever built, an effortless combination of extreme performance and superb efficiency resulting to a 30% decrease in fuel consumption and emissions levels (compared to the previous generation).
Ferrari’s engineers and technicians successfully designed a front-engined car with overwhelming performance while keeping the same driving pleasure (and involvement) at lower speeds. This means that they needed to improve the design of the 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari’s most beautiful car ever. A lot of commitment and determination led to the success of this new 740-horsepower mid-front V12 vehicle that delivers 690 Nm of torque.