An earthquake recently rattled Italy, forcing some of its major exotic carmakers to put the brakes on operations temporarily! Managers at Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati made the difficult decision to pause production of its iconic hypercars due to the seismic event that shook things up just miles from their plants.
The all-new 2013 Ferrari Berlinetta
The earthquake struck in northern Italy around 9 a.m. with a 5.6 magnitude aftershock following some 3 hours later. The epicenter of the quake was near Mirandola, about 34 miles from Ferrari’s Maranello plant, 22 miles from Maserati’s Modena plant and 20 miles from Lamborghini’s Sant’ Agata plant in Bolognese.
Ferrari’s Maranello plant. The plant structures of all 3 manufacturers were not damaged.
Maserati’s home in Viale Ciro Menotti, Modena
Lamborghini’s sprawling plant in Bolognese
No employees from any plant were injured during the event, though the death toll in the country reached about 17. Many believe that the toll was high due to weakened structures from the 6.0-magnitude quake that hit on May 20th.
Maserati’s awesome parking structure pays homage to its many models!
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