Despite the crisis in Bulgaria, a record number of new Ferrari cars have appeared – Novinite.com
In the second year that the economy was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bulgaria‘s luxury the fleet continued to grow with expensive and rare cars cars, including brands that don’t even have official dealers in the country, according to official statistics from the “Traffic Police”. According to them, in 2021, 12 brand new Ferrari cars were registered in the country, which is higher than the total imported during the previous two years (see graph).
For the period from January 1 to December 31, according to the traffic police.
Among them, 3 cars of the first hybrid of the SF90 Stradale brand, with a total speed of over 1000 horsepower and costing at least 507 thousand dollars (or just over 827 thousand levs at the BNB exchange rate yesterday). Six new Ferraris of the F8 Tributo model were also imported in Bulgaria, including two from the open “Spider” version. The model goes down in history using the most powerful V8 engine (721 hp) ever offered by the legendary Italian brand.
Traffic police report registration of two brand new Rolls-Royces cars, one of which is from the Ghost model, costing at least 800,000 BGN, but with the potential to increase the price to over 1 million BGN with the addition of extras from an almost endless catalog of care that the brand British offers. A year earlier, only one new Rolls-Royce had been imported into Bulgaria.
6 brand new cars were purchased at luxury Bentley brand, one more than in 2020. The Lamborghinis with the first Bulgarian owner are also 6 and one more more. Unlike last year, no new Aston Martins were purchased, but a Lotus made its appearance. With 21 more than 2020 are the Porsches, which received numbers for the first time in Bulgaria and they are 109, and this brand is officially presented in Bulgaria. 23 of them are from the 911 Turbo S model with 650 horsepower and a price of at least half a million levs.
Last year’s figures show imports of 42 used Bentleys, 24 Lamborghinis, 20 Ferraris and 14 Rolls-Royces. As of January 1, 2022, the most luxurious segment of the fleet of Bulgaria includes a Bugatti, and compared to 2020 a buyer was found outside the country. Other more boutique supercar models are McLaren (14), Aston Martin (22) and Rolls-Royce – 64 years old, 17 of which are under 5 years old. There are 95 Lamborghinis, 109 Ferraris and 225 Bentleys.
Almost 15% of new cars purchased are luxury
In fgeneral, luxury car brands accounted for nearly 15% of new car sales in Bulgaria last year, according to registration data kept by the traffic police. The total number of new cars sales nationwide last year was 24,537, and premium brands were 3,623. luxury cars is just over 19% compared to 2020, compared to almost 10% in total for the market.
In previous years, one in 10 cars was from brands such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, Jeep, Lexus, Volvo, etc. The most popular luxury the brands for another year are the BMW models (1119 tenders), followed by Mercedes (1079) and Audi (625).
Volkswagen remains the leader of the occasion cars and vans with 32,260 new registrations. The next position is again for “Mercedes” (24,724). Compared to last year, BMW moved Audi from third place – 16,038 against 15,740 sales.