Ferrari forced to delay deliveries of hybrid supercar SF90 StradaleAugust 7, 2020
The Italian company has been forced to postpone the delivery of its new SF90 Stradale hybrid supercar – sales are now slated to begin later this year. The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are to blame – Ferrari suppliers do not have time to supply the necessary parts for the car.
Like virtually every automaker this year, Ferrari has had a tough first half. The COVID-19 outbreak has had a huge impact on the timing of vehicle deliveries to customers: in general, between January and June of this year, the “prancing horse” was able to deliver only 4,127 vehicles, which is 22% less than in the first half of 2019. … In the second quarter of this year, shipments were particularly low – they dropped 50% to 1,389 units compared to the second quarter of 2019.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced Ferrari to temporarily suspend production and delay some deliveries, further affecting the company’s financial performance in the first six months of 2020.
Another challenge posed by the global health crisis has been the production and sale of the SF90 Stradale, Ferrari’s production hybrid vehicle.
Initially unveiled at the end of May 2019, the electrified supercar from Maranello (where the brand’s headquarters is located) was scheduled to reach customers in the first half of this year. This did not happen and it is now reported that Ferrari will begin deliveries in Europe later this year.
During the official speech, CEO Louis Camilleri explained that although the resumption of production after the COVID-19 pandemic began on May 3, some of the company’s suppliers were able to function normally much later. This caused a disruption in the supply chain, forcing Ferrari to push back the SF90 Stradale’s delivery dates.
In conclusion, it was said that Ferrari still plans to introduce two new models before the end of the year, despite the many problems caused by the coronavirus. While he did not elaborate on what the car is, some speculate that it is the SF90 Stradale Spider (roadster) and the more powerful 812 Superfast.
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