Earthquake in Italy Puts Brakes on Operations for Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini

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.

2013 Ferrari Berlinetta

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 plant

Ferrari’s Maranello plant. The plant structures of all 3 manufacturers were not damaged.

Maserati plant

Maserati’s home in Viale Ciro Menotti, Modena

Lamborghini plant

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 plant

Maserati’s awesome parking structure pays homage to its many models!


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