PLANS have been lodged to base Scotland’s second Ferrari dealership in Renfrewshire.

The luxury sports car maker has drawn up proposals to develop a garage at Braehead, in place of the former Infiniti showroom in Braille Crescent, which shut a few months ago.

Ferrari’s only current site in Scotland is at Fort Kinnaird retail park, near Edinburgh, with the planned Renfrewshire garage set to become the Italian brand’s first base in the west of the country.

It will be known as ‘Ferrari Glasgow’ if planning bosses at Renfrewshire Council give it the green light.

The proposals, by Sytner Group Limited, include the development of valet/workshop buildings for service and MOT of vehicles, external alterations and reconfiguration of the car park.

There are also plans for a new jet-wash building.

A decision on the application is expected before the end of the year.

Councillor John Shaw, who represents the area, said the plans are attracting plenty of attention.

He added: “The planning application has certainly generated a lot of interest, as it’s just a wee bit out of the ordinary.

“I welcome the jobs and opportunities the new facilities will bring to the area if approved but, sadly, I’m not sure my used Ford is going to stack up as a trade-in.”

Over the years, Ferrari’s cars have become well-known for speed, luxury and wealth, with most new models costing well over £200,000.

The name is also synonymous with Formula 1, having produced the most successful racing team.

Customers can have their cars tailor-made by working with designers through every step of the process, meaning each vehicle is unique.

Residents can comment on the application by visiting and searching for reference number 20/0536/PP.

Comments must be submitted before the end of this month.