Ferrari sold four percent more 612 Scagliettis and 599 GTB Fioranos than the same period last year, a total of 1,654 cars. Revenue jumped 20% despite the modest increase in sales, to €456 million, while profit rose nealry 200% from €31 million to €59 million, reports Autmotive News.
Perhaps best of all, the gains for Ferrari are in comparison to its best year ever - 2007 - during which the company gained over 15% in revenues and grew profit by 45% over the previous year.
Maserati's strong GranTurismo sales resulted in 2,234 cars delivered, a rise of 21.3%. Maserati's second year in the black after a nearly two-decade dip in the red saw profit rise to €10 million, an increase of €11 million over the million-euro loss of Q1 2007.