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Ferrari of San Diego had a great turnout for our Ferrari 488 Autocross Experience at SDCCU Stadium, where we spent the day tearing up the course! From tight twists and turns to long straightaways, our clients learned just how incredible the handling is on the Ferrari 488 GTB. This unique model provides track-level performance that can be enjoyed to the fullest, even by non-professional drivers in its everyday use. Its response times, nimbleness and on-the-limit driving guarantee a unique sense of exhilaration and unparalleled driving pleasure. Once clients got warmed up to the course, we got ready for some healthy competition on fastest lap time. At a whopping 21.04 seconds, one of our guests went home with a new shining achievement, and a great Ferrari watch! After a few laps each, we gathered for a delicious lunch before heading back out on the course to fuel up for more fun. With each new lap, clients impressively progressed at learning to utilize the Manettino settings, which improved their driving skills one course at a time. If you haven’t experienced the Ferrari 488 yet, we encourage you to stop by our showroom and check it out, or we hope you can join us at the next event!

 

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Ferrari 488 Autocross Experience - YouTube

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We ended summer on a great note with our morning Cruise to Cucina Enoteca! Over 25 Ferrari’s of all makes and models gathered at our new dealership in Kearny Mesa, where we shared a delicious light breakfast and coffee before heading out on our drive.

One by one, the guests drove out in style as we continued our journey to Highland Valley Rd., where we were met by technical twists and turns for over 10 miles. Without hesitation, all the Ferrari’s kept up with ease. Once we got through the windy backroads, we pulled off the highway for an incredible view of the mountains and valleys San Diego has to offer. (Not to mention the view of all the Ferrari’s!)

After we soaked in the moment, we continued our cruise to Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar, where we were greeted with a Italian style lunch. From salad and salmon toast to delicious pizza and pasta, everyone was satisfied. General Manager of Ferrari San Diego Bill Story thanked everyone for their participation and spoke about the many opportunities that make the Ferrari brand special.

From factory tours and Tailor Made to Corso Pilota and our local dealership rallies, we have so much to offer our clients. As lunch came to a close, we finished with a delicious panna cotta and said our goodbyes. Thank you to everyone who joined us on this fun drive, we hope to see you next time!

Cruise to Cucina Enoteca - YouTube

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Ferrari of San Diego partnered with industry-leading MasterCraft boats for a specially curated experience with our clients.

Upon arriving at Ferrari of San Diego on a brisk Saturday morning, guests were greeted with a huge lineup of Ferrari’s ready to drive on an exhilarating road route through San Diego County to the Coronado Cays. With over ten Ferrari’s zooming over the Coronado bridge and down the famous Silver Strand, it was certainly a once in a lifetime experience! When guests pulled up to Buccaneer Way, we entered a private estate full of beautiful catering, views, and of course, MasterCraft boats!

 

As guests filtered in, MasterCraft representatives welcomed us with three stunning speed boats docked along the private estate, each with it’s own unique look. We were also introduced to professional wake surfer Steel Lafferty, who was preparing to give us a daring presentation on the water! Before hopping in the boats, we shared a delicious breakfast catered by MINI events and sipped on espressos and soaked in the beautiful San Diego weather on the patio. When it was time to get out on the water, all guests hopped in the three boats and we made our way out into the glassy, blue San Diego Bay. With two MasterCraft boats on each side of the boat Steel was in, we watched in awe as he flipped back and forth through the air with incredible precision and talent. It’s safe to say everyone was thoroughly impressed!

Once we got back to the estate for lunch, Stoli Vodka presented their Elit edition vodka for our guests, with only 300 bottles produced in the world. After some liquid courage, the groups headed back out on the boats and spent the rest of the afternoon trying to wake surf themselves – and were successful! We’re excited about our partnership moving forward with MasterCraft, and hope you can join us next time!

Ferrari & Mastercraft - Where the Road Meets the Sea - YouTube

 

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What an incredible night! On July 18th, we sponsored The Opening Day After Party at the L’Auberge Del Mar for an evening full of good music, fantastic food and drinks, and great company. As guests walked on the extravagant red carpet as they entered, they were greeted by a fantastic display of the all-new red Ferrari Portofino and a red 488 Spider. As if it couldn’t get any better, guests then walked through the tower of sparkling glasses of champagne and the doors were opened for them into a sea of guests socializing and sipping on drinks in the front lounge. The lounge then opened up to the patio and pool where there was a huge DJ set up with masses of guests dancing and having the time of their lives. A night like that was definitely one to remember. We have many more exciting events to come, stay tuned!

 

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  • Ferrari of San Diego revealed the all-new Ferrari Portofino, a GT that represent a unique combination of sportiness, elegance, and comfort.


Ferrari of San Diego Portofino Launch - YouTube

A Ferrari so spectacular deserves a night to remember, and that’s just what we accomplished at our Ferrari Portofino launch event last Thursday. Guests were greeted with the perfect photo op before entering the dealership, where exquisite food and drink catered by Crateful LA tasted even better than it looked.

As the night went on, guests’ anticipation grew stronger and stronger leading up to the unveiling, especially after an empowering speech by General Manager, Bill Story. Jr., about Ferrari’s constant innovation to improve upon its last masterpiece. Guests watched in excitement as the red draping was pulled off and revealed the beautiful, and much anticipated Ferrari Portofino.

We can’t wait to hit the road with this beauty soon. For more information about the Portofino, stop by our showroom or give us a call anytime.

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  • Ferrari of San Diego launched their new showroom with an exclusive Grand Opening party featuring classic Ferraris both new and old on display as well as food, drinks and entertainment


Ferrari of San Diego Grand Opening - YouTube

As the evening began, guests walking to the Ferrari of San Diego entrance were greeted with an incredible line-up of rare and vintage Ferrari’s that only a select few have seen before. But the photo opportunities didn’t stop there. Making their way into the state-of-the-art dealership itself, guests were surrounded by great food, drinks, entertainment and even better people. From the unique signature cocktails by Snake Oil to the modern lounge area by D3 home, delicious food by Covo La Jolla and decadent grazing stations by Second Nature Catering – this event was one for the books.

“This is a special night for me,” said Bill Story, President of FM San Diego. “We’ve been here almost 13 years in San Diego, it’s an amazing place. This is part of my dream. I was enamored with the brand and I love cars. I wanted to share this brand because it’s so special. This dealership is made up of people who are passionate about the brand. They love the brand, they’ve been around the brand. A lot of what you see here is because of them and their dedication to helping make this place happen. They care about the dealership and they want it to be successful.”

We were also granted the honor of hosting Ferrari North America president Matteo Torre, who gave an impassioned speech about the brand and Ferrari of San Diego. “We could not have a better partner to represent Ferrari in this part of the world and without Bill and the team, we would not be as strong as it is today in California.”

One of the features of the event was a live painting done by Chris Dunlop, “Pinstripe Chris” of a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT

We want to extend a huge thank you to our partner Modern Luxury San Diego, who helped us piece this grand event together seamlessly, and their partners. Chris Dunlop, D3 Home, Snake Oil Cocktails, COVO La Jolla, and Second Nature all brought incredible elements to this event that made it an unforgettable evening.

Chris Dunlop "Pinstripe Chris" Painting Timelapse at Ferrari of San Diego - YouTube

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Laguna Seca Track Experience - Extended Cut - YouTube

Scuderia CAVA is proud to present a recap of our first ever Laguna Seca Track Experience as a dealer group. A select group of Ferrari owners set off from our Ferrari of San Diego showroom on a 2-night, 3-day legendary track opportunity where we enjoyed remarkable coastal sceneries, new friendships, wonderful memories and a truly once in a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten.

DAY ONE – FEBRUARY 11th, 2018 

On a beautiful Sunday morning, we began our Rally up the California coast to our first stop in Los Olivos for an exquisite dining experience at Los Olivos Cafe. After lunch, we continued our coastal drive to Monterey Bay where we ended at the Bernardus Lodge & Spa for a meet and greet evening cocktail reception before hitting the track the next morning. View Rally Photos

 

DAY TWO – FEBRUARY 12th, 2018

During our first day at Laguna Seca, our participants were introduced to the lineup of professional drivers which included Jeff Segal, Anthony Lazzaro, Martin Roy and Mikel Miller. Prior to taking on the track, the instructors started off getting to know each participant’s level of track experience with an informative classroom orientation. Each participant received their own one-on-one time with an instructor where they could observe how to conquer Laguna Seca’s famous “corkscrew” and the “Andretti Hairpin.” They had the opportunity to learn how to harness the true power and precision of their own personal Ferrari within the comforts a safe environment and knowledgeable instructors. After our catered lunch, the groups headed back out to the track for their turn to take the wheel and show the instructors what they learned. This challenging track really tested each driver’s skill, whether beginner or advanced. At the end of their track sessions, each participant received one of a kind training to bring with them for day two. In celebration of a successful first day, we gathered for a fantastic four-course dinner at the Bernardus where we relished in each other’s company and chatted about our favorite Ferrari memories. View Track Photos

DAY THREE – FEBRUARY 13th, 2018

At our second and final day at the track, the drivers were excited to really push the limits in their Ferraris and test their racing skills, which they did to perfection. After a fun morning of whipping around the track, we sat down for another delicious lunch, but this time with an added surprise: our Ferrari 458 Challenge car. Each participant was able to ride alongside a professional driver as they took a hot lap around the track. It was definitely a memory they will cherish forever as we were able to film each hot lap on our 360-camera inside the Challenge car. Scuderia CAVA would like to thank everyone who participated and helped us make this experience one for the books! We are truly excited to be growing as a dealership group and are excited for many more future events. View Track Photos



Watch our Ferrari 458 Challenge car in a 360-degree video hot lap of Laguna Seca

Laguna Seca Raceway Hot Lap in a Ferrari 458 Challenge Car - YouTube

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Rally to Rancho Valencia – Ferrari of San Diego

To celebrate summer’s end, Ferrari of San Diego hosted a rally on Saturday September 16, where nearly 30 of us rallied together on a fun drive through San Diego county to Rancho Valencia, where we enjoyed a catered garden lunch.

We started the morning off right, with a cup of coffee from Pappalecco Caffe in the Del Mar Highlands, before we continued on our way up the S6 through Highland Valley Road.

In the midst of the challenging twists and turns of the San Diego mountains, we were met with beautiful views, in even more beautiful cars. From F430s and 488s to F12 N Largos and 599 GTBs, we had an incredible line of Ferraris following one another through the drive.

Once we arrived to Rancho Valencia, we were served a delicious Italian buffet for lunch, and customers were able to mingle with another before leaving.

We thank all those who joined us for the drive, and to our partners.

Check out our recap video and gallery below –

Rally to Rancho Valencia - Ferrari of San Diego - YouTube

 Stay tuned for more events.

Check out some of our favorite photos from the event –
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Ferrari 812 Superfast Reveal – Ferrari of San Diego

Ferrari of San Diego held an exclusive cocktail reception for our customers to unveil the much anticipated Ferrari 812 Superfast in San Diego! Being the newest, fastest and most powerful V12 road-going Ferrari on the market, this event had to match its caliber. On the evening of Friday, July 7, clients pulled up to valet and walked the red carpet to the Luce Loft entrance, where they were greeted with a picture and a glass of champagne. Luce Loft provided the perfect space for clients to mingle with one another, grab a specialty drink by Snake Oil Cocktails, taste delicious hors d’oeuvres by Waters Catering or get a scoop of gelato from Bottega Italiana, all while they listened to DJ Daniel Peterson set the evening’s vibe.

As the evening wore on, Ferrari of San Diego’s General Manager, William Story Jr., gave a brief speech about Ferrari’s unbeatable, ongoing commitment to constant innovation, as they even created a new color of red – Rosso Settanta – for this new breed of luxury vehicle. It’s the first Ferrari to incorporate electric power steering, too. Bill also discussed the importance of the brand, especially as Ferrari celebrates its 70th anniversary across the world and proves that they are not just keeping up – they are setting the pace for high-performance supercars. As his speech came to a close and the crowd finished their applause, the anticipation set in and everyone grew quiet. At the center of attention, the 812 Superfast commanded every eye in the room as the silk linen was pulled back to unveil this high-performance vehicle.

After the reveal, customers gathered for a closer look to see every impressive detail on the Ferrari 812 Superfast, from the aggressive body shape to its perfect hand-crafted Italian stitching. Customers took turns sitting in the driver’s seat, gripping the wheel and soaking in its excellence. But the striking features don’t just stop at the exterior build – the Ferrari DNA is apparent in the 812 Superfast. Clients were impressed to find that it boasts an output of 800 cv – 60 more than the F12 Berlinetta – and maximum torque of 718 Nm @ 7,000 rpm – a completely unprecedented achievement for a naturally-aspirated Ferrari production engine. And yes, the 812 Superfast is true to its name. It claims a 0–60-mph time of about 2.8 seconds, with 120 mph coming up in 7.9 seconds, and a top speed of 211 mph, making it easy to shift into the 12th Dimension.

Check out our recap video and gallery below –

FIRST LOOK: Ferrari 812 Superfast - Ferrari of San Diego - YouTube

We would like to extend a special thanks to our vendors – Bloomers Flowers, Raphael’s Party Rentals, Waters Catering, Luce Loft, Snake Oil Cocktails, Bottega Italiana, ACE Parking and DJ Daniel Peterson for an unforgettable night.

 Stay tuned for more events.
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Ferrari Track Day – Ferrari of San Diego

On a quiet, sunny Friday in Fontana, the dreary 9-5 work day was broken up by a choir of Ferrari’s singing a triumphant chorus at Auto Club Speedway with Ferrari of San Diego.

The morning started off with a catered breakfast and driver’s meeting inside Auto Club Speedway’s exclusive Richter’s Club. Driver’s were introduced to the all-star instructors for the day which included current and former race champions where they were shown the track map and a turn-by-turn overview of the course. After the brief driver’s meeting, customers went back to their cars and started the Ferrari engines to begin the day.

Inside Auto Club Speedway’s two-mile banked oval is the technical, 13-turn, 1.45-mile Interior Road Course where Ferrari of San Diego customers were able to experience the true capabilities of their cars. Running in a clockwise direction, customers were sent out onto the front straight where they were immediately greeted with 1600 feet of Ferrari acceleration before braking hard for a quick right and then setting up for a long left that leads into a right-left chicane, careful not to hit the aggressive curbing.  Now entering the back section of the road course, customers experimented with finding the maximum grip of their tires through a long, double-apex right-hand turn followed by a quick press of the throttle pedal before setting up for a left leading into another double-apex right-hand turn where they were greeted with another long 1400+ feet of Ferrari acceleration before diving into a left-right chicane, another stab at the throttle before braking hard into the most challenging corner on the circuit – a blind, decreasing radius, off-camber right-hand corner. Many different racing lines are possible around this corner with some more rewarding than others. Finally, we end with a quick straight chute to a left-right chicane before ending our lap blasting back down the front straight.

For lunch, customers cooled off back in the Richter’s Club for a catered meal. After a delicious meal and dessert, customers were back out onto the track honing their skills.

In between sessions, customers were able to take a break and relax in our customer lounge with snacks and chilled refreshments where our instructors were available for questions or even one-on-one driving instruction out on the track. Overall, Ferrari of San Diego customers enjoyed their time and are already planning on attending our next event.

Stay tuned for our next post where we reveal the 812 Superfast.

 

Check out our recap video and gallery below –

TRACK DAY: Ferrari of San Diego goes to Auto Club Speedway - YouTube
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