Ferrari Just Sold 5,000 Calendars Because They Smell Like Ferraris
Are you still coming to grips with Subaru’s Japanese curry? Well, don’t spend too much time on it because there’s a new product making the rounds that makes the thought of Subie selling you packets of curry seem like a sound idea. This, dear friends, is a limited edition calendar from Ferrari. It’s limited because there are only 5,000 copies made. But its biggest selling point isn’t the fact that it’s limited, but because it’s scent-enhanced to reflect the smell of a Ferrari. Wait, what?
Would You Spend $30,000 on a Ferrari Book That’s Encased Inside an Engine Sculpture?
There are a lot of things you can buy with $30,000, and in the event you want to spend all of it on one book, you can buy this incredible book dedicated to Ferrari for, you guessed it, $30,000. The unprecedented product is more like a Ferrari opus than an actual book. It features everything you need to know about the Italian automaker, revealing the full story behind one of the world’s most storied and exclusive brands. Only 1,697 books will be created, each priced at $6,000. A handful of these books — the first 250 printed, to be exact — will be offered with a sculptural bookstand that drives the cost up to a staggering $30,000.
There’s a guy in my neighborhood who drives a Fauxrarri F40 that’s probably built on something like a Pontiac Fiero. It’s actually not a bad facsimile, but it’s inherently lame by its very nature. This F40, however, is not lame. In fact, it might be second only to an actual 1987-1992 Ferrari F40 made of carbon fiber and aluminum in non-lameness. That’s because it’s made of LEGO bricks!
This F40 is the newest addition to the LEGO Creator collection and comes as an 1,158-piece set, including a windscreen and wheel inserts that were custom made for this kit. LEGO worked closely with Ferrari on it and it shows. All the F40 calling cards are here: triple exhaust, popup headlamps, engine cover with vented glass and even NACA ducts on the hood and sides. But the coup de gras is the 2.9-liter V-8, which is also removable.
LEGO news site The Brick Fan says this veritable masterpiece of LEGO supercar engineering will be available to LEGO VIP members in the second half of July, and to everyone else at the beginning of August at a cost of $89.99.
If you’ve been following us throughout December, then you’re already familiar with our Car Lover Christmas Gift Ideas that range from automotive apps and car-centric video games to scale model cars and rally school courses. We also scoured the automakers’ online stores for our favorite car-related Christmas items, including a pocket friendly Mercedes 300SL-shaped computer mouse and the incredibly expensive Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri smartphone. With Christmas nearly upon us, time has come to present you with our own TopSpeed Christmas wish list, which includes what our editors would like to find under the Christmas tree; or in some cases in the garage.
Before you say anything, the TopSpeed Wishlist isn’t just a list of the latest supercars. Sure, some of us have a better shot at becoming a Formula One driver than receiving what’s listed below, but compiling it was a lot of fun. Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it. Naturally, this wishlist isn’t complete without you, our readers, and your very own wishes for the Holidays, so make sure you add to our list using the comments box below. And don’t be shy about sharing your craziest wishes, most of ours aren’t exactly achievable to begin with. Genies and magic lamps don’t count though.
As if Ferrari and Swiss luxury watch make Hublot don’t have enough limited-edition timepieces out on the market, the two luxury brands are at it again with the unveiling of the Big Bang Ferrari 305, the latest and potentially greatest exclusive timepiece created by Hublot and Ferrari specifically for the former’s Miami boutique in Bal Harbour.
The Big Bang Ferrari 305 will come in two different variants, King Gold and Titanium, and will feature, among other things, a 45-mm case with red, white, and blue embellishments prominently featured in the straps, counters, hands, and minute tracks of the watch.
Look a little closer and you’ll also notice a chronograph pusher at 4 o’clock that carries Ferrari’s logo. On the other end, right beside 9 o’clock, the unmistakable Prancing Horse logo can also be clearly seen. Meanwhile, the case-back of the Big Bang Ferrari 305 comes with an engraving that depicts the specific number of each of the watches. The numbers run from 0 to 25 for the King Gold version and from 26 to 50 for the Titanium version.
All 50 Big Bang 305 watches have a power reserve of 72 hours and are water resistant of up to 100 meters. Likewise, Hublot is adding interchangeable blue and black leather on rubber straps for each of the 50 limited-edition pieces.
The Big Bang Ferrari 305 will make for a great Christmas gift, that much I can tell you. The only problem is Hublot hasn’t announced how much each of these extravagant timepieces will sell for. If you want to know, you’ll have to request the price from Hublot itself. That or you can safely assume that it’s going to cost you more than a pretty penny.
Remember, the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari USA 60th Anniversary watch Hublot unveiled in October 2014 to commemorate Ferrari’s 60th anniversary in the U.S. came with a price tag of $43,600 per piece. Logic dictates that we should all expect a similar price for the Big Bang Ferrari 305s.
Click past the jump to read more about the Big Bang Ferrari 305 By Hublot.
The holiday season is upon us so its entirely understandable if you’re scrambling to get your Christmas shopping done as soon as possible. You don’t want to be one of those people who receive all these cool gifts and give gift certificates in return, right? These days, it’s perfectly normal to do online shopping. As a matter of fact, it has become a more convenient way to shop for gifts than going to the mall and squeezing yourselves between throngs of people doing the exact same thing. So we’re doing all of you a solid by compiling a list of gift options that you or your gearhead family members may be interested in. But instead of scouring the usual online stores, we’ve taken a slightly different approach and went straight to the online stores of some our favorite automakers.
We scoured for cool items to suggest and found a whole bunch of them. These items range in price from affordable gifts like a computer mouse all the way to a premium smartphone that isn’t even on the market yet. Just remember that these gifts are just suggestions. Whether you buy them or not is entirely up to you.
Click past the jump to read about our gift ideas from the online stores of various automakers.
Ferrari is synonymous with power and luxury and those apt descriptions even extend outside of the brand’s familiar lineup of supercars. The Italian automaker has also created quite the niche as a producer of luxury timepieces, and it’s most recent offering, the Scuderia Ferrari D50 Chronograph, is special for a multitude of reasons.
The D50 name is actually taken from the old Lancia D50, a Formula One race car designed by Vittorio Jano for Lancia in 1954 and before Ferrari inherited it in 1955 following Lancia’s withdrawal from Formula One. Maranello continued developing the car before later renaming it the Ferrari D50 and putting it in the capable hands of Juan Manual Fangio, who steered the car to the 1956 Formula One Drivers World Championship.
The Ferrari D50 Chronograph isn’t as exclusive nor is it as expensive as the the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari USA 60th Anniversary, another recently unveiled Ferrari timepiece.
It’s actually far more affordable at just €295 a piece, which is about $375 based on exchange rates as of 11/03/2014.
Click past the jump to read more about the Scuderia Ferrari D50 Cronograph.
If at some point you decide that you’re in need of a watch upgrade, you might want to check out this latest special-edition timepiece from Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot. Actually, describing it as a special edition might not even do it any sort of justice. This Hublot watche is actually called the Big Bang Ferrari and it’s limited to just 60 pieces in commemoration of Ferrari’s 60th anniversary in North America.
The watch itself is a shining example as to why Hublot is considered one of the best watchmakers in the world. Ferrari seems to trust it because the two companies have collaborated on more than just watches. Hublot’s actually the official timekeeper of the Italian supercar manufacturer and its Formula One team.
So when it came time for Ferrari to celebrate its 60th anniversary in North America, it was only right that the automaker commemorated the milestone with a limited edition Hublot time piece that will probably cost as much as a fully functioning, high-end sports car. I’m not kidding, ladies and gentlemen. Remember, Hublot released the Big Bang Ferrari watches in 2013, and those bad-boys cost $43,600 a piece. Can you imagine how much these 60 limited-edition versions are going to cost?
Click past the jump to learn more about the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari USA 60th anniversary.
I’ve seen a lot of timepieces born from collaborations between an automaker and a watch company, but I honestly haven’t seen anything quite like this. British watchmaker Christopher Ward has created a limited-edition watch that has a piece of an actual car embedded in it. But wait, it’s not just any car we’re talking about here; this particular watch has an original piece of exterior paneling from a Ferrari 250 GTO. Let me know if any of you have seen or heard anything like this before because I surely haven’t. I also haven’t seen a unicorn in my lifetime, but that’s a story for another day.
This particular watch, though, is a thing of beauty. It’s called the C70 3527 GT and the ’3527 GT’ nomenclature is a nod to the chassis number of the seventh 250 GTO.
Christopher Ward is only releasing 100 pieces and each individual buyer will only receive one unit. Each watch will come with a price tag of $2,950, which is incredibly expensive compared to my humble, eight-year-old Casio G-Shock.
Should you be interested in ordering the C70 3527 GT Chronometer, you’re going to need to contact Christopher Ward directly to let its sales people know you’re willing to spend that much money on arguably the most unique auto-themed timepiece in the world. It’s first-come, first-served so act quickly if you want one.
Click past the jump to read more about the Christopher Ward C70 3527 GT Chronometer.
Cross-brand marketing is about as sure as it gets when it comes to hitting two birds with one stone. It becomes even more important when you have two brands that fall on different market segments. That’s the case with the recent collaboration between Ferrari and Oakley, and the release of the Ferrari-branded Oakley sunglass line.
We’re all familiar with Ferrari and Oakley, and both brands are household names. But the difference between the two is the disparately different market that each one caters to. One has products specifically for the super rich and the other is geared towards youth and adventure.
But here’s the thing; the two are so famous independent of each other that a collaboration stands to benefit both companies. The sunglasses themselves look awesome with the supercar builder’s badge prominently displayed on them. And its not like these sunglasses are of the cereal box variety, as Oakley’s some of the best in the business and Ferrari is Ferrari.
I personally have been a loyal customer of Oakley for the past 12 years, so you better believe I’m scooping a pair up as soon as I can. Likewise, I’m confident that a lot of you will be eyeing a pair, too, even if it means keeping the purchase on the down-low lest you want to be subjected to the objections of your significant other.
Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari Scuderia Sunglasses By Oakley.
It may be due to the craftsmanship and design that goes into creating one, but all petrol heads seem to love nice watches as much as cars. I am no different, and if I won the lottery I would purchase an expensive matching watch for every car I owned.
Thankfully companies like Jaeger-LeCoultre and Hublot are more than happy to create unique automotive themed watches. One of the newest members of this breed is the Ferrari Big Bang Russia Special Edition. The watch was created by Hublot to celebrate 10 years of Ferrari in Russia.
Like the Ferrari it was built to celebrate, the new Big Bang features some of the most advanced materials in the world with a black ceramic casing and carbon fiber bezel. The movement powering the watch is Hublot’s in-house UNICO flyback chronograph, and it looks stunning to see through the skeletonized housing.
If you would like to add this to your collection along with your shiny new 458 Italia, you will need to put in your order soon. There are only 25 of these produced, making them even rarer than the cars they are designed to represent. We haven’t been given a price for this watch yet, but I can assure you that “a lot” would be a good place to start.
Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari Big Bang Russia Special Edition Watch.
Still steaming over not getting a chance to own a Ferrari 458 Italia China Edition?
Don’t feel too bad because a lot of people who aren’t from China probably feel the same way too.
But even if you lost out on the actual one that costs almost $1 million, you can still get to own a 458 Italia China Edition.
Thanks to Hot Wheels’ premium line of collectable die-cast models, a Ferrari 458 China Edition can be in your future. You won’t be able to drive it because it’s only a 1:18 scale version of the actual supercar but then again, you take what you can get, right?
Besides, parking it on your desk sounds about cooler than actually taking one out for a spin. It still comes with the distinctive "Marco Polo Red" finish and it has the distinctive decorative dragon imagery running the length of the car. Gold wheels are in there, as is the finely-dressed interior.
Really, it’s the best way to own this ultra limited supercar without having to pay a fortune for the real deal. All you need to fork over is $105 and it’s yours.
Sounds like a good deal to us.
Click past the jump to read about the actual Ferrari 458 China Edition