Even Ferrari couldn’t escape the pandemic effects as it has to delay SF90 Stradale deliveries that were scheduled to reach customers earlier this year.
Although Ferrari had decided to start delivering the long-awaited SF90 Stradale from the first half of 2020, it is now hinted that customers will have to wait a little longer.
According to the manufacturer, the Covid-19 pandemic is to blame, having delayed production of the car. Even though Ferrari was able to reopen manufacturing plants around the beginning of May, many suppliers located in different countries were still forced to stay closed, which resulted in even more delays in the production chain. As a result, the first Stradale deliveries are pushed another 18 months later.
Louis Camilleri, Ferrari’s CEO, said, “We are confident that deliveries to our clients will begin early in the fourth quarter, but the ramp-up in production will inevitably be delayed.” Camilleri also added that, since the SF90 is the marque’s first hybrid car, it’s a very complex beast, and individual components required for its construction were delayed. Hence, as it is believed, even perfection needs some time to be perfect.
Unfortunately, it gets even worse for the US market. While the first SF90s are believed to be delivered to European customers sometime during Q4 2021, Americans will probably have to wait 2 months more.
Hang on, people! If we are lucky, we should be able to see the first Ferrari SF90 Stradale roam the street around the beginning of 2022. Obviously, this is if everything goes as planned from here, which can’t be more uncertain.