Ferris Bueller is famous for taking a day off to sit back, gain some perspective, and enjoy life. He’s been immortalized by popular culture for his care-free nonchalance and devil-may-care attitude. But Ferris’ irreverence wasn’t the only star of the movie, there was also the small matter of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT with which he co-starred.
And speaking of Ferraris and Days Off, let’s take a peek at Ferrari’s new Formula 1 car for the 2011 season. It was just revealed today and it’s called the F150 in recognition of the best selling vehicle in the entire world, the Ford F-150. Or it could be named after the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unity, it’s tough to say.
Yesterday, Fiat’s 500C went on sale in the UK. That’s all well and good for anyone who’s a global automotive enthusiast, right? But if you’re reading CarEnvy.ca, chances are good you’ve either a) resigned yourself to bemoaning all the cool stuff we don’t get, or b) are cautiously optimistic about when some of those things might make it over here.
I’m pleased to say that we’ve got a bit of news if you’re solidly residing within option B. Follow the jump to learn more.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is credited with restoring profitability to Fiat’s automotive division in 2006, two years after he joined the 110-year old company. Now he has his sights set higher. Much, much higher.
Marchionne now wants to create an international car company comprised of GM’s Opel, the smoldering remains of Chrysler, and the core automobile business of Fiat. Having already inked a deal to partner with Chrysler, Marchionne has taken his argument to Berlin, asking the German political leaders for permission to absorb Opel. Throw in Saab (in the mix but still for sale), Ferrari and Maserati, and it adds up to what would be the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe.
According to the Wall Street Journal, rumours of the impending death of the Fiat/Chrysler merger have been greatly exaggerated.
In what is not at all an unforeseen move, Fiat has issued an ultimatum to Chrysler ahead of the Obama administration’s April 30th shotgun wedding deadline.
So what is it? Follow the jump for more.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced at the Geneva Auto Show that he’ll be making a trip to meet with Chrysler execs in the US later this week.
Just what will they discuss? It’s a pretty good bet some of the things mentioned after the jump will come up.