Ferrari reveals pair of tailor-made specials in ShanghaiFri, 20 Jun 2014 09:29:00 EST
For most people, buying a new Ferrari – heck, even a used one – would be a special occasion all on its own, not to mention a rare privilege. But to make the experience all the more special, the Prancing Horse marque offers its Tailor-Made personalization program. The service just reached the Asia-Pacific region for the first time with the new Tailor-Made Centre in Shanghai, and to mark its inauguration, Ferrari has revealed two new special editions – both based on V12 GTs and inspired by horses – specifically for the Chinese market.
First up is the F12 Berlinetta Polo Edition pictured above. The special F12 is distinguished by a white and blue theme, the exterior decked out in Bianco Italia Opaco (read: fancy white) with navy blue offset racing stripes, and the interior carrying an inverse take on the same featuring dark blue leather upholstering with white stitching, stripes and trim.
Those looking for more traction and versatility might be more intrigued by the FF Dressage Edition. The four-seat, four-wheel special gets a piano black exterior and a reddish saddle brown leather interior with grid-pattern stitching (pictured inset at right).
Even if these two specific specials don't tickle your particular fancy, the beauty of these increasingly popular in-house customization programs is that they allow clients to specify just about any parameter they wish, so the sky is the limit – as long as money is not a factor.
First Ferrari Tailor – Made Centre of Asia Pacific Opens in Shanghai
Jun 18th 2014,Shanghai -- Ferrari's first Tailor-Made Centre in Asia Pacific opens in Shanghai, China, to provide exclusive tailor-made service to Ferrari owners. The brand-new centre is located on West Beijing Road, one of the most prosperous areas in Shanghai, with world-class facilities and provide the best services to create bespoke Ferraris through unique combinations of the many options available. Mr. Edwin Fenech, President and CEO of Ferrari Greater China unveiled the Tailor-Made Centre which marked another new milestone for Ferrari in the Asia Pacific.
To celebrate the opening of this new centre, Ferrari designed two special Tailor-Made V12 flagship models to share the legendary brand spirit in Chinese cultural way – F12berlinetta Polo Edition and FF Dressage Edition, with the Year of the Horse logo on the steering wheel and centre console. These two tailor-made models are inspired by horse racing, which was originated from the historical noble sports in Europe, perfectly integrating with the art of Ferrari Tailor-Made service, representing the unique and renowned heritage of the prancing horse in terms of elegance and passion in speed.
The F12berlinetta Polo Edition in the newly decorated Tailor-Made Centre is under spotlight during the opening ceremony. Inspired by the polo, this V12 sports model is customized to showcase the power and speed. The body is painted in the colour of Bianco Italia Opaco with special design of navy blue racing stripes on the bonnet, demonstrating the authentic Ferrari's racing DNA in typical Italian style. The interior is particularly consistent to the exterior theme with paralleled racing lines on the high-quality leather upholstery. Carbon-fibre elements are well interpreted for the sports sense of this F12berlinetta.
FF Dressage Edition is inspired by the elegant equestrian sport. It is painted in Black Piano Nero while the cabin is trimmed with reddish saddle brown leather. The grid-pattern sewing style in the front seats makes it more comfortable and composing during the ride, which is essential for a versatile 4RM GT car.
"Each Ferrari is unique. Ferrari's customization tradition began in 1950's when the brand just started." said Mr. Edwin Fenech, "the Greater China is the second largest market for Ferrari, the Tailor-Made service will provide top-class services to our exclusive customers with unique luxurious experiences, perfectly meet the growing demands of more creative personalization among Chinese customers."
By Noah Joseph
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