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Company boss shrugs off McLaren's threat to 458 Italia
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24 June 2010

Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo says the company has nothing to fear from the launch of the McLaren MP4-12C, a direct competitor to the 458 Italia.

The MP4-12C mid-engined supercar will go on sale sometime in 2011.

The company intends to price the car towards the upper limit of the supercar segment at between £125,000 and £175,000, against rivals like the forthcoming Ferrari 458, the Lamborghini Gallardo and Aston Martin DB9.

But di Montezemolo shrugged off suggestions the McLaren could rival Ferrari's efforts.

"‘I’ve got a lot of respect for McLaren if they want to do a road car," he said, "but I like competition and I like to win."

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WFC Holden 29 June 2010

Re: Ferrari: "We don't fear MP4-12C"

Straight Six Man wrote:
I'm afraid I just have an obsessive personality. I'm like this with everything in life.

Admirable candour. I'll stop now.

Straight Six Man 28 June 2010

Re: Ferrari: "We don't fear MP4-12C"

feckin maso wrote:

At this end of the market people will buy one of each, no need to make a choice

Personally im a bit disappointed that McLaren have led with this model, surely a successor to the F1 to compete with the Koeniggsegg would be better than starting with what is likely to be their entry model

McLaren need a moneyspinner first and foremost. Something that will sell to investment bankers and the like... the next-gen F1 is on the way, I believe.

Straight Six Man 28 June 2010

Re: Ferrari: "We don't fear MP4-12C"

WFC Holden wrote:
He's not contributed anything today (but give him time) although I note Mr Six Incher has managed a slightly obsessive 450+ postings in the last month....

Sorry, I've been busy - I'm afraid I just have an obsessive personality. I'm like this with everything in life.