Ferrari has announced its total shipments for the first half of 2018, while also reporting a seven percent increase in second-quarter adjusted core earnings to €290-million.

The Maranello-based automaker said that it delivered 4 591 vehicles globally in the first six months of the year, which represents a six percent increase on the same period in 2017.

Ferrari – which appointed Louis Camilleri as its new CEO following the recent passing of Sergio Marchionne – added that it expected to ship more than 9 000 units by the end of 2018.

In the second quarter, shipments totalled 2 463 units (up 5,6% year-on-year), which Ferrari said was driven by a 22,6% increase in sales of its V12 models, led by the 812 Superfast but partially offset by the phasing out of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf.

Sales of its V8-powered cars, meanwhile, grew one percent, thanks mostly to the performance of the 488 family. The brand added that the first few deliveries of the newly launched Portofino partially offset the California T phase-out.

And in South Africa? Well, by our maths, Scuderia South Africa sold 44 cars in the first half of 2018, with the 488 Spider (17) leading the charge and the 812 Superfast (15) close behind. Eleven examples of the 488 GTB were also registered, along with a single GTC4Lusso.