In the first six months of 2011 Ferrari made record revenues of 1,080 Euros (+19.6%) with 3,577 cars delivered to dealers, up 11.8% over the first half of 2010.
These results follow the success of the two 12-cylinder limited series, the 599 GTO (above) and the SA Aperta (below), and the strong performance of the 8-cylinder models, with the California the standard-bearer in the GT sector and the 458 Italia the benchmark sports car.
Ferrari reinforced the close links between its road cars and racing with “track” versions of the 458 (below), of which 176 were sold for GT competitions and Ferrari Challenge one-make series.
Ferrari’s trading profit grew by 19 million to 135 million Euros, while its net profit jumped by 23.5% to 91.8 million Euros.
North America maintained its position as Ferrari’s number one market, with 939 cars delivered in the six month period, a rise of 23.2% over the previous year. Sales were also higher in China with 378 cars sold (+116%). This is now Ferrari’s second largest market, overtaking Germany, where sales remained the same with 337 cars delivered.
There were also impressive results in the UK, where deliveries rose by 50% to 289 cars.
Retail sales grew by 45%, partly due to the new openings that take total Ferrari Stores to 46. Ferrari world, Abu Dhabi recently welcomed its 600,000th visitor.