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Old 18th February 2008, 09:33   #1
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Ferrari to hit Mumbai roads on Feb 25
Mansi Kapur | TNN

Mumbai: If you are a Ferrari fan, Marine Drive is the place you should be around 11 am on February 25. For, the men from Maranello—the home of the prancing horse in Italy—have made plans to unleash the ultimate supercar on Mumbai roads. The move is aimed at creating awareness that Ferrari will officially launch its models in India in the coming months. Farhaad Vijay Arora, spokesperson of the Ferrari dealership in India, however, declined to comment on the event. However, sources said that the F430 will be the first model from the stable to be brought into India. The F430 will be available in both the coupe and spider trims.
“The plan is to drive the Ferraris around Marine Drive for a couple of hours, so that it creates a definite impression that Ferrari is coming to India,’’ they said. The cars will be driven by trained Ferrari personnel, who will accompany the team of technicians. Enzo Ferrari—the most powerful naturally aspirated production car— might also be displayed. But Ferrari doesn’t have any immediate plans to launch this in India yet.
At present, Ferraris are imported by Mumbai-based National Garage, a distributor who has a tie-up with a Ferrari dealership in Singapore. “Work has already begun for the upcoming Ferrari showroom in south Mumbai and it should be functional in the next three months,’’ the source said. In the last 18 months, about two dozen Ferraris have been booked by Indian customers. This is in addition to about 36 Ferraris scorching Indian roads. While National Garage has been acting as the official channel since 2004, the formal presence of Ferrari will only add to the confidence of customers. Recently, Luca di Montezemolo, the chairman of Fiat SpA—the parent company of Ferrari—has stated that emerging markets like China and India are of crucial importance for the Italian supercar maker. Sources also said that the introduction of Ferraris in India has also been expedited because of Fiat’s alliance with homegrown automobile major Tata Motors.
“Fiat is keen to bring its luxury brands into India. After the Ferrari, the Maserati will follow. The company is also working on launching its Alfa Romeo brand in the country.’’
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Nice!! Now this is gonna attract quite a crowd! And the Enzo being featured!
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Nice!! Now this is gonna attract quite a crowd! And the Enzo being featured!
Too bad both of us are not gonna be able to make it there !!!!

EDIT: make that the three of us !!

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11am on a Monday morning ???

And i hope the "trained ferrari personell" are trained for the bombay pedestrians who love jumping over the road divider!

Other than that, sounds good .

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Too bad both of us are not gonna be able to make it there !!!!
You bet,buddy! Sitting on the other side of the globe sure makes you lose out on the good stuff,atleast once in a while.
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But hey, you being in houston and me being in LA, we get to see our share of these supercars !!!
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The journalist surely got the date wrong, it has to be Sunday the 24th. Man, to hear a single ferrari high-revving is nirvana. To hear a couple (and a potential Enzo) will blow your mind.

Butttttttttttttttttttt this raises another doubt : Is National Garage actually an authorised Ferrari dealership or not?
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The journalist surely got the date wrong, it has to be Sunday the 24th. Man, to hear a single ferrari high-revving is nirvana. To hear a couple (and a potential Enzo) will blow your mind.

Butttttttttttttttttttt this raises another doubt : Is National Garage actually an authorised Ferrari dealership or not?
The article says that they are building a ferrari showrrom, maybe they are appointing someone else an authorized dealer....
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omg,the best thing to happen for all ferrari fans out in mumbai.i wish i was there to hear these beast roll.buddies put up the pics without fail.
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Do they really have that many ferrari's in stock to display? Seems like it might be an owners meet ... nonetheless there will be red eye candy en route the sunday brunch...hope the Enzo makes it here !
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Is Ferrari going to partner with the Tatas? Possible? Fiat already selling cars through Tatas and we know the Fiat-Ferrari story. Plus TCS also provides software to Ferrari F1. So is this possible, why not.


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[quote=spawnofsatan;726213]SPEEDING BEAUTY
Ferrari to hit Mumbai roads on Feb 25
Mansi Kapur | TNN

Enzo Ferrari—the most powerful naturally aspirated production car— might also be displayed. But Ferrari doesn’t have any immediate plans to launch this in India yet.



arent ENZO' already sold out some years ago? or they are manufacturing special editon desi enzo for indian customers?

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Boy-o-boy thats absolutely scintillating wish I could be there. If anyone can upload info, on any of the channels covering it ?
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Here is a News Clip
I think its old one.

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How many of you noticed the spokeperson?
Dr.Farhaad Vijay Arora -mktgheadferrari
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