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Ferrari to continue to shorten model lifecycles

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  1. ipsedixit

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    The five-year lifecycle of the 488 could soon become the norm in growing supercar arms race

    Snippet from Motoring.com

     
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  3. SoCal to az

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    488 was only 4 years.

    2016-2019
     
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    Hello McLaren depreciation
     
  5. ThatPat

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    I guess the only constant is change.
    That makes more for us to love!
     
  6. alibo70

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    Publicly traded=Mass production. Good news for second-hand buyers. ;)
     
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  8. FFan5

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    Quite likely. But it is also possible for some models to be more loved than others, and now those models *might* have a more limited supply. I wouldn't mind if there were only 7,000 458's around instead of 15,000.
     
  9. dmark1

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    Thats going to wrap up my new car buying.

    Big mistake Ferrari.
     
  10. AlfistaPortoghese

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    Shorter production cycles doesn’t necessarily mean fewer units produced, either overall or of one given model. I guess that’s the case here with the “new” Ferrari (company): less time making them, but making more of each one of them.

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  11. SoCal to az

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    Yup.
     
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  13. ttforcefed

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    it took you this long to reach that conclusion?!
     
  14. ttforcefed

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    yep gonna be like a kid in a candy store in 3 years, and thats without a recession!
     
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    That's one way in killing the competition.
     
  16. sampelligrino

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    x2, going vintage next
     
  17. IPO1

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    Spot. On.
     
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    Moving on quicker means more "bugs" that will be left uncovered and sussed out.
     
  19. SoCal to az

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    Yup. Speciale is looking like a pretty good buy right about now.
     
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    Thinking of a SuperAmerica (2005).

    Opinions?
     
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    I swear, and I mean SWEAR, that the Pista will be the last new Ferrari I ever buy...I can stop whenever I want. I don't need help. This time I'm serious...I can stop whenever I want...must...be...strong. Oh, and THIS TIME, I'm really going to put miles on it. Yea, that's right, miles. I mean, yea, like 1000 miles.
     
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    I’m targeting 360 CS next, but first need to get the garage (aka house I guess) as I won’t sell my 488 or 911. Happy I had the opportunity to experience and buy my first Fcar to my spec but won’t need to do it twice. Not especially with Ferrari shortening model life cycles *and* more regs trying to neuter/kill the internal combustion engine


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    they absolutely ooze personallity, I think you'd like them.

    might be next on my list too.
     
  24. ttforcefed

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    How much are those now? Thats one car ive never owned or driven.
     
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  26. Il Co-Pilota

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    What ever floats your boat. I think it has the single most hideously looking roof mechanism ever fitted to a car.
    They did the beautiful 550 Barchetta, and then they did a 180 with the 575 Super America.

    Is it a good investment? No idea. Is it fun to drive? No idea. I just really don like the look.
     
  27. Il Co-Pilota

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    And the F8 will be what? A 2 year run? I believe the LB will start production in 2021.
     
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    If you're ready for a $60K-$80K roof replacement when it stops working and delaminates, you're good. :)

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    The last V8 I would buy is the 458, and the last V12 I'd buy is the F12, but I'm old and set in my ways.

    And really, I'll never sell my 360 manual, and would not mind a 612 manual conversion.

    Ferrari is obviously going after the new money now, and that makes objective sense for a publicly traded company. Got to keep the shareholders happy.
     
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