Ferrari: We Won't Do Crossovers Or Sedans

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
ferrari we won t do crossovers or sedans

As Porsche prepares to launch yet another product that’s not a sports car, Ferrari has steadfastly ruled out diluting their brand with anything approaching a crossover or a sedan. The closest we’ll ever get is the all-wheel drive FF shooting brake (above).

Ferrari CEO Amadeo Felisa made an explicit statement closing the door on anything that’s not a sports car, telling Automobile’s Georg Kacher “No, Ferrari won’t do a four-door sport sedan. We won’t do a crossover, either. That’s Maserati turf.”

While the Trident brand is saddled with bloated 4-door cars, Ferrari’s future offerings will get lighter and more powerful (thanks to KERS and forced-induction), but the legendary V12 may take a backseat to smaller engines. Felisa thinks that the adoption of V6 engines by Formula 1 will make it more acceptable to install engines with smaller cylinder counts in Ferrari’s future offerings.

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  • TonyJZX TonyJZX on Feb 17, 2012

    Ferrari have always said... we will make 7,000 cars a year and no more Fiat said that the growth for them is in Maserati... we can sell 14,000 or even 28,000 Ferrari engines... they just have to go with the Maserati body. Still... i'm sure all those people with cheap Acer Ferrari laptops and other merchandising will fill in those gaps that 7,000 cars can't...

  • -Cole- -Cole- on Feb 17, 2012

    Wherein I make fun of Lamborghini/Audi

  • Ajla Ajla on Feb 17, 2012

    If Ferrari does make a V6, I hope Sergio lets Lancia use it in one of their vehicles before he decides to shut down the brand or sell it off to China.

    • Asdf Asdf on Feb 18, 2012

      Selling Lancia to China?! That would be insane, why would Sergio do that? And why China of all countries? Better to shut down Lancia than to sell it off. Like Alfa Romeo, it has no raison d'être outside of Fiat Group.

  • Skor Skor on Feb 18, 2012

    Some of you can say what you want, but that would make a fine daily driver. Order it with a Plain Jane exterior, and you'll be gone before most people even realize what it is. I went to the Ferrari website and used the configurator tool to build my dream FF. White exterior without the badges and painted black wheels. I did the interior entirely in "Blu Scuro" leather. Everything: seats, dash, headliner, door panels, rear shelf. No carbon for me. Now all I need to do is hit the Powerball. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.....