Alcoa Selected to Collaborate With Ferrari On Next-Generation Aluminum Space Frame
January 8, 2004
Alcoa Advanced Transportation Systems (AATS) has been selected by Ferrari as the sole provider for the next-generation aluminum space frame for its new, 12-cylinder, front engine 2+2 sports car, the 612 Scaglietti. Full-series production begins this year. Production of Ferrari space frame components illustrates Alcoa's pan-European manufacturing and supply capabilities. Cast, extruded and fabricated components are produced in Hungary, Germany and the Netherlands and shipped to Modena, Italy, where they are assembled into the finished space frame at an Alcoa facility inside Ferrari's Scaglietti Works. Ferrari and Alcoa first began working together in 1994, when the company was seeking a development partner for an aluminum-structured vehicle to replace its older models. To date, Alcoa has supplied more than 12,000 frames to Ferrari for its Modena model.