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Ferrari will NEVER build a self-driving car, says chief executive


The chief executive officer of Ferrari has said that there will never be a supercar from Maranello that can fully drive itself

Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari has made some key announcements this week as part of its future plans toward an all-electric future. 

But Benedetto Vigna, the chief executive officer of Ferrari, said that the future of Ferrari will not involve a self-driving model. 

According to reports from Road and Track, Ferrari will offer some level of autonomy, however it will never be at the ‘Level 5’ area of autonomous driving. 

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There will be a successor to the Ferrari LaFerrari!

“No company is going to spend money for the computer in the car to enjoy the drive,” Vigna told Bloomberg. “The value of the human at the centre is fundamental,” he continued. 

What else was announced at the Ferrari event? 

One of the biggest talking points at the Ferrari business event was the announcement that a LaFerrari supercar successor will be coming, but there is still, of course, a major focus on the upcoming Purosangue SUV that will be revealed fully in the coming weeks.

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The LaFerrari is one of the most iconic hypercars of the modern era

The new LaFerrari will be part of the company’s plans to release 15 new cars between 2023 and 2026 which is certainly a big ask for a relatively small company, but it’ll be interesting to see how this happens. 

For those who don’t know, the Ferrari LaFerrari (which means ‘The Ferrari’ in Italian, makes sense) was one of the most complex and technical supercars to ever be produced in the 21st century and helped define the era of the ‘hypercar’ that drove inspiration for cars such as the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1. 

The LaFerrari was a limited run model and produced 708kW of power thanks to a V12 engine mated to an electric motor. The LaFerrari is a seriously expensive car, too, with one of the last sales putting it in the region of USD$10 million.

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