The claims were made in an article from Autocar, which has since pulled the original post from its website.
The British outlet had based its claims on an interview with the LaFerrari’s chief designer, Flavio Manzoni, in which he said: “When we were producing the original design proposals for LaFerrari, there was one proposal that I thought was especially beautiful. So we decided to keep that one back for something truly special in the future.”
Speaking with Car Sales, a spokesman for Ferrari said there were no plans whatsoever to build additional, limited edition versions of the LaFerrari, which itself will be limited to just 499 units in total.
As for Manzoni’s comments, the spokesman said there were numerous design proposals for the LaFerrari, some of which are being closely guarded by Ferrari as the company would like to use them in the future. He went on to explain that this was incorrectly interpreted by Autocar as confirmation of a more extreme LaFerrari model.
“It is entirely normal that some design flourishes will be held back for future products,” the spokesman said. “If we showed all our designs now, they might be stolen by the competition and used by others.”
Ferrari’s official rebuttal of the claims should be welcome news to the 499 lucky buyers offered a build slot for the new LaFerrari.
As for that “truly special” model mentioned by Manzoni, it’s possible that it could be something along the lines of the original FXX experimental car, which despite being based on the previous Enzo featured its own unique look.
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