Ferrari and Lamborghini back in production
Italian supercar marques Ferrari and Lamborghini announced that their top-end vehicles went back into production during the first week of May.
During the week commencing 8 May the Ferrari factories in Maranello and Modena gradually returned to full production, in line with the manufacturer’s “Back on Track” programme. The first car to come off the Special Series lines was a Ferrari Monza SP2 with a black and grey livery. In the following days, an 812 GTS spider in Grigio GTS and a F8 Tributo in Rosso Corsa were among the first cars completed in the 12 and 8 cylinder lines. The new Ferraris are ready to be delivered to their owners – in USA, Australia and Germany respectively – and to finally hit the road.
For its part Automobili Lamborghini restarted production on 4 May, in accordance with the Italian Prime Minister’s decree on 26 April. The SantAgata Bolognese company is currently completing all preparatory measures to ensure its people return to work in conditions of maximum safety.
While company activities were temporarily suspended, Lamborghini repurposed some of its departments to produce medical protection masks and visors for St. Orsola Hospital in Bologna, and established a partnership with SIARE Engineering International Group for co-engineering and manufacturing breathing simulators.
The preparation for the 4 May reopening has been the subject of ongoing discussion and definition within the Joint Committee of the Company and Trade Unions on the COVID-19 emergency, set up in the wake of the temporary suspension of company activities on 13 March.
Stefano Domenicali, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, commented: ”We are ready to restart with great energy, but also with strict protocols for safeguarding what is most precious to us: the safety of our people. This priority is why we were the first Italian automotive company to close and continues to be our guiding principle for a well-reasoned and safe recovery, because we still have not won the battle against COVID-19. We will constantly monitor the contagion’s evolution and be ready to adjust our protocols in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Italian government and the Emilia-Romagna Region, which we would like to thank for their support during this sensitive phase.”
“We continue to nurture the dreams of our fans and customers, and on 7 May, through a virtual launch, we will present a new car in order to complete our model range. We closed the first quarter of 2020 despite the situation with very positive results. From these results we want to secure our swift return to a leadership position, delivering our vehicles once again as soon as our dealers around the world reopen for business.”