Exclusive Italian sports car brands Maserati and Ferrari will be available in Colombia from June 4. A range of the vehicles will be showcased in Medellin.
The companies’ representative in Colombia is Frank Kayenet Yepes, a businessman and major shareholder in Ecopetrol, Colombia’s largest petroleum company.
Kayenet, a self-confessed sports car lover, said that no one should be deprived of the privilege of trying out a car before they buy it. As a result, the showcase will allow potential buyers to personally go over every detail of the car.
The showcase will permanently display six cars, three of each brand. Among the vehicles are a 4.7
liter Maserati Quattroporte Sport with a 430 horsepower engine, which can accelerate from 0 to 100 in 5.1 seconds and a 6 liter Ferrari 599 Fiorano with a 620 horsepower engine, which can accelerate from 0 to 100 in 3.7 seconds.
The showcase was originally planned to open several days ago but four of the vehicles were damaged during their transportation to Colombia and so the opening was postponed until next Thursday.
Kayenet said the price of the vehicles will vary depending on the exchange rate when they enter Colombia.
The Maseratis will cost on average around 550 million pesos (US$250,000), while the Ferraris will cost between 900 million (US$420,000) and 1.3 billion pesos (US$600,000).
Exporter Kanayet has a Croatian father and a colombian mother. He is a racing car driver in Colombia.