After years of keeping production purposefully limited to guarantee exclusivity under the reins of Luca di Montezemolo, Ferrari is looking to seriously ramp up its numbers in the near future. A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicates the iconic, Italian supercar maker intends to boost volume by 30 percent to reach around 9,000 vehicles annually by 2019, according to CNBC.
Because Ferrari is already doing quite well financially, the extra sales would likely offer a serious boost to profits in the early years after its $10-billion initial public offering. Ferrari’s filing also mentions growing demand in emerging markets and a larger “spending capacity” among wealthy buyers as reasons for growing the volume, according to CNBC. However, the company’s execs intend to watch how the strategy works and ensure that the brand keeps an air of exclusivity.
Sergio Marchionne initially promised to keep annual volume around 7,000 supercars last year. However after taking over as the Prancing Horse’s chairman, he reportedly started considering pushing the numbers closer to 10,000. With Marchionnepotentially becoming Ferrari CEO as well, the company’s future is largely in his hands now.
Under Marchioness plan, Ferrari plans to launch a new model each year through 2018. The Prancing Horse is reportedly developing a modular, aluminum space frame to underpin most of its future vehicles. The first to get it might be the next-genCalifornia in 2017.