The "Official Ferrari Opus" Book costs as much as a Ferrari 458 Italia
It’s already hard enough to part with a quarter-of-a-million dollars to buy a Ferrari 458 Italia, but can you imagine the rationale behind the man who would fork over that much money to buy a book?
Yeah, neither can we.
Now if you’re wondering if such a book even exists, then prepare to be introduced to the “Official Ferrari Opus”.
The book’s publisher, Opus Media Group, is calling it the “most exclusive book in the world”, and with the most expensive version retailing at $275,000, we find it hard to believe that there’s another book that’s being sold for that much.
Ridiculous as the price tag of this book may be – believe us, there’s nothing justifiable about a book that costs more than an actual car – those interested in it do have options to choose from.
The 852-page book weighs in at 82 lbs and is printed using heavy-duty paper. It’s got over 2,000 photos of every Ferrari vehicle that Maranello has ever produced, be it a road car or a race car. On top of that, the book contains over 200,000 words detailing literally everything and anything you need to know about the Italian automaker.
Check out how much each version of the Official Ferrari Opus book costs after the jump.
Now, for the prices. The “cheapest” version of the book retails at $4,100, if you can stomach that. This edition is called “Classic” and is limited at 4,100 copies. In addition to all those words, pictures, and pages, the book will be signed by current Ferrari F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.
Next to the Classic is the “Cavallino Rampante Edition”, which is limited to just 500 copies priced at $7,500. The difference between this version and the ‘Classic’ is that this one will be signed by “Ferrari greats, past and present”.
Next to this edition is the “Enzo Edition”, which comes with a price tag of a mind-blowing $37,500. So why does this book cost as much as a mid-size car? For starters, each of the 400 available books will come with its own carbon fiber case and on top of that, each book will be “personally signed by all living Ferrari world champions on an individually numbered, silver-foiled signature sheet.”
Then, there’s the crown jewel, literally and figuratively. The “Enzo Diamante Edition” will only have 400 copies and will be adorned with 30 diamonds that make up Ferrari’s iconic Prancing Horse logo on the cover. Each country will have no more than one copy of the book, making it that much more valuable and as such, more expensive. And if you just happen to be one of the few that actually is rich – or dumb, take your pick – enough to afford this $275,000 book, then you also get a chance to win a replica of a Michael Schumacher-driven Formula One race car.
While we certainly won’t blame passionate members of Ferrari’s tifosi from splurging all that money on this book, we’re going to have to pass on buying even the ‘cheapest’ version of this book. $4,100 is a lot of money by our estimates, especially for…a book!