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812 GTS Allocation

Discussion in 'FF/GTC4Lusso/F12/812S' started by Ggear, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. SirPouyan

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    The 812 has a violent amount of power, but also feels super solid/stable. The 488 has incredible handling and acceleration (and gorgeous lines), but feels almost too light. I drove an F-8 demo and like it more than the 488. Maybe will finalize an order for the Spider this week.

    PS - Am staying in lockdown but NOT worried about Covid-19 long term - Refuse to let it derail my love affair with Ferrari.
     
  2. Caeruleus11

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    Yes, the world is full of troubling news. But, thats why we come here. One day we will be through this crisis. The crisis and the other side will present their challenges, but our shared passion for Ferrari will remain.
     
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  3. Gh21631

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    I just put my deposit in this week but no allocation as of yet. They do feel that I will get one soon when things open back up, they also are planning for some cancellations.
     
  4. Challenge64

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    I got a deposit in as well for a GTS before all this crap started. Of course not showing on MyFerrari and dealer said 2021. The dealer also said it will have a 3 year run so I am not worried.
     
  5. kansas488

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    Had an allocation for an 812 GTS but just withdrew my name (and waiting for my deposit to be returned). I bought a used Pista Spider instead. Love the idea of the 812 GTS but since I just had my 812 SF delivered, it didn't feel different enough. I went for the contrast of NA V12 and Turbo V8. What I am most sad about is I was going to go with Rosso F1 2007 for the GTS. Someday! And no doubt I will regret my decision once I see one in the flesh, but that is how it always goes!
     
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  6. Gh21631

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    Probably a good move - best of both worlds.
     
  7. Whipcity76

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    Just had my F8 build get confirmed by my dealer and MyFerrari for September. The 812 GTS build would be afterwards. Curious, how the factory would confirm builds to production when facilities are presently locked down. Also curious, this is unfolding just the way the GM depicted. I know, won’t count all my eggs in the basket until I see the lights stare in front of me.
     
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  8. montpellier

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    With a 3 to who knows what months shut down, there are going to need to be cancelled orders or reduced volumes on future models for the 812 platform as the production cycle is limited by legislation. So something will need to be lost, 812 coupe, GTS or the rumoured VS. Same with Pista and Tributo . Production line changes are normally planned for August as the big shut down, but even that may not be possible if the tooling etc is not going to be available. . Volumes and orders are obviously lost out of the plans. As for everyone around the world, pulling it back together again is going to be complex and hard decisions will need to be made. I cannot believe any dealer should give build slots when the factory is shut, it is impossible . They are talking nonsense.
     
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    Closed through the end of May
     
  11. deltona

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    The fact is that nobody knows when they will reopen as it will be decided by the government once the contagion is diminished and under some sort of control.
     
  12. MDEL

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    Justin, even after the peak of the pandemic will be over in Italy is going to take a long time for life and industrial activity to return to some kind of "normality" in Europe. Even if the Italian government grants Ferrari some kind of special permission to restart the factories, I presume the problem will be the supply chain of parts because that was one of the main reasons why Ferrari couldn't carry on with its production.
    Ferrari produced 10,131 cars in 2019 and this was a 9,5% increase from 2018. I wouldn't be surprised if the 2019 number drops by 40% in 2020. I'm afraid for many years we won't have to worry about Ferrari loosing its exclusivity.
     
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  13. deltona

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    Hi Mario. I agree and many parts are made in other badly affected countries too inside and outside of Europe.

    What will be interesting is whether Ferrari and other car manufacturers are given some sort of extension to meet the new more stringent EU emissions regulations. Surely they must be given some sort of help?
     
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  14. MDEL

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    Justin, a couple of weeks ago BMW's CEO already declared that the draconian emission legislation should be softened to accommodate the current situation of the industry. With car sales dropping drastically in Europe and everywhere because of the pandemic, the motorcar industry will be one of the most affected. After the virus is controlled the time won't be for green fundamentalist politicians declarations about the end of the ICE by 2030-2035. I believe many things will have to be rethought and will change because the absolute priorities will be to save companies and jobs.
     
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  15. nads

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    ^ This.
     
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