If chess and sports cars are your main hobbies, we believe that you are the type of customer Ferrari is looking for. The Italian manufacturer introduced its carbon fiber chess set and we must admit that it looks pretty impressive. According to the official description, the chess and draughts set is made from carbon fiber covered wood, which is further personalized with the enameled metal Ferrari shield.
In addition, we find carbon fiber and fiberglass squares. The chess pieces are made from black and red varnished wood, while the night piece is inspired by the PH. As a result, in order to make this impressive set, Ferrari used 60 percent wood, 20 percent carbon fiber, 15 percent metal and 5 percent enameled glass.
As expected, pricing is impressive too as the set can be yours for EUR1,525. Ferrari’s online store includes more expensive items such as a Ferrari 599 GTO handmade model at 1/8th scale which costs EUR4,955 or a 458 Italia handmade model at the same scale priced at EUR5,133.
A Ferrari F500 F2 handmade reproduction model in 1:1.8 scale is priced at a staggering EUR11,180, while Ferrari 250 GTO scale model costs EUR6,278.
It was reported recently that the Ferrari is bound to unveil the new 458 Speciale Spider – essentially an open-top sports car based on the hardcore version of the 458 Italia – at a private event during the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The new Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider is expected to be offered in a limited edition, especially that the Italian sports car maker decided to preview the car to its most important clients. Ferrari also offered the 430 Scuderia Spider 16M in a limited number of 499 units, as built to celebrate its 16th Formula 1 Constructor Championship crown.
The new 458 Speciale Spider is expected to be powered by the same 4.5-liter V8 engine found on the coupe version. This engine is tuned to deliver up to 605 hp of motive power at 9,000 rpm and up to 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. This huge amount of power allows the 458 Speciale to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, and from nil to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.1 seconds. Top speed of the new open-top version of the 458 Italia is pegged at more than 320 km/h or 200 mph.
Ferrari is expected to unveil the 458 Speciale Spider to the global public at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, although there is still no official word about this.