Ferrari sales in China rise by 50%

Ferrari has announced it sold nearly 300 cars in China in 2010 - a year-on-year rise of 50%.

The sales figure marks the Italian sports car manufacturer's best result since it began exports in the country.

If the sales figures in Hong Kong and Taiwan for the year are also considered, the region becomes one of the top five international markets for Ferrari - a significant achievement since the launch of its official network there just six years ago.

The China division of the motor company is also set to celebrate its 999th client in Shanghai on January 14 - the event being especially auspicious as the number nine represents longevity and is considered lucky in the country.

Ferrari had expressed its commitment to the Chinese market by showing the HY-KERS laboratory vehicle at the Shanghai World Expo in the Italian Pavilion, and by unveiling the 599 GTO at the Beijing Auto Show - its first-ever world premiere in the country.

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