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post #1 of 8 Old 01-02-2011, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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anybody know when ferrari will end production on the 458 italia

2012?
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The spider will only come out in late 2011. A lightweight version will come after that, by probably 2 years, so my guess is production will not end before 2014, more likely in 2015. A 6-year production run is quite standard for Ferrari.


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When they have actually caught up to all the 458 recalls, & sent out the new improved version. I heard the production was ending in late 2012.
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of course i don't know. no one on here does. but i'm going more with onno based on a long history. takes awhile to develop a completely new model. 2012 seems unbelievably early.



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of course i don't know. no one on here does. but i'm going more with onno based on a long history. takes awhile to develop a completely new model. 2012 seems unbelievably early.
I would expect the 458 line to run through 2014/2015.
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When they have actually caught up to all the 458 recalls, & sent out the new improved version. I heard the production was ending in late 2012.
Recalls and Service bulletins will continue through the *entire* production run.

Same as it always is.
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All major auto manufacturers stick to consistent lifecycles in order to be able to plan to cover their R&D, variable costs, fixed costs for molds, etc. etc.

Europeans tend to use 5-7 year lifecycles - MB, BMW, Audi, etc.

348 = 6 years (1989-1995)
355 = 6 years (1994-1999)
360 = 6 years (1999-2005)
430 = 5 years (2004-2009)
458 = 5 years (2009-2014?) - it would be 2015 if they revert to a 6 year lifecycle

Remember that the above are rough production years. They most likely did not start on Jan 1 of the beginning year and end Dec 31 of the ending year, hence 1989-1995 being 6 years instead of 7 years. ie, they tend to start in the spring of one year and end in the spring of the next year.

Also keep in mind that the 458 sucessor will be a derivative of the 458. 308/328, 348/355, 360/430, 458/4xx. So, it will most likely be a small increase in engine displacement and what other manufacturers would consider only a facelift in regards to looks.

Ferrari runs very long lifecycles compared to normal manufacturers.
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