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WATCH | Ferrari chases growth with a flurry of car launches, first SUV coming in 2022

2019-09-15 06:00

Compiled by Janine Van der Post

Ferrari F8 Spider

Image: NewsPress

Ferrari is having its busiest ever year for new car launches, with two more revealed just on Monday.

For the Italian brand, it's all part of a drive for growth.

The F8 Spider, the new generation drop-top sports car, which was unveiled on Monday (Sept 9), is equipped with the most successful mid-rear-mounted V8 in history.

The F8 Spider was designed in parallel with the F8 Tributo berlinetta and features the Prancing Horse’s compact and efficient RHT (Retractable Hard Top) which influences the lines of a model that leads its category. 

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It is the latest addition to an exclusive and prestigious bloodline of open-top V8 cars begun with the 308 GTS in 1977. It is less extreme than the 488 Pista Spider, but sportier than the 488 Spider which it replaces in the range. 

And, apparently Ferrari is not done yet as a fifth model is set to be revealed before Christmas.

Ferrari says it's looking to sell a wider range of models, than bigger numbers of the same few cars. The brand's first SUV will arrive in late 2022.

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