Ferrari has announced its total shipments for the first three quarters of 2018. The Maranello-based automaker said it delivered 6 853 vehicles globally in the first nine months of the year, which represented a seven percent increase on the same period in 2017.
The brand – which earlier in 2018 appointed Louis Camilleri as its new CEO following the passing of Sergio Marchionne – added that it still expected to ship more than 9 000 units by the end of 2018.
In the third quarter, shipments totalled 2 262 units (up 10,6 percent year-on-year), which Ferrari reported was driven by an 11,4 percent increase in sales of its V8-powered models, led by the ramp-up of the Portofino.
A 7,9 percent growth in the case of sales of the V12 cylinder models, meanwhile, was largely led by the 812 Superfast but partially offset by lower sales of LaFerrari Aperta that is finishing its limited series run.
And in South Africa? Well, by our maths, Scuderia South Africa sold 59 cars in the first three quarters of 2018, with the 488 Spider (22) leading the charge and the 812 Superfast (17) close behind. Fifteen examples of the 488 GTB were also registered, along with three of the Portofino and two of the GTC4Lusso.
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