From Arabian Princes To California Governors - Important Recognition For FerrariPublished 19 November 2007
For Ferrari, taking Italy’s flagship brand across the world is both an exciting challenge and an incredible responsibility. It is therefore a great pleasure to receive new awards in important markets like the Middle East and California.
In Dubai, the 599 GTB Fiorano has been crowned “Supercar of the Year” in the ‘Car Middle East Award 2007’. The prize was given by a jury led by Shahzad Sheik, and joins the outstanding accolades that Ferrari achieved in 2007 both in competitions and for its GT products.
The 599 GTB Fiorano won this award for its unique design and for the unparalleled combination of excellent performance (due to its front-engined V12 configuration, like the most iconic and traditional Ferrari Berlinettas) and high levels of comfort.
Simultaneously, at the International Motorshow in Los Angeles, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, visited the Ferrari stand and showed great interest in the F430 Spider and the new 430 Scuderia.
The State of California, where Ferrari sales are expected to exceed 600 units in 2007, has always represented one of the key markets for the Prancing Horse, while the Middle East now accounts for more than 300 cars, an increase of around 35% compared to 2006.