Neiman Marcus may just have the ultimate holiday gift for the Ferrari lover in your life. As part of its annual tradition, the department store added a specialized Ferrari FF to its Christmas catalog, making it the most expensive car it’s ever sold.
With the release of Neiman Marcus’ yearly Christmas Book comes the unveiling of the Fantasy Gift list, which go includes some luxurious (if not ludicrously expensive) items. This year’s Fantasy Gift list includes items like a $5000 private scotch tasting at the Johnny Walker factory, a $250,000 speedboat, and a $45,000 black rubber ping-pong table.
Neiman always puts a car on the Fantasy Gift list, and this year is no different: the department store chain will sell the new Ferrari FF as part of the Christmas festivities. For the bargain-basement price of $395,000, Neiman will sell you an FF that wears a unique, dark silver color — called Grigio Caldo — and a special plaque commemorating its place in the catalog.
Out back, the FF’s 16-cubic-foot cargo hold will arrive filled with a custom-made luggage set that is designed to match the hue and finish of the leather interior. The Ferrari also comes with the automaker’s standard seven-year free scheduled maintenance plan, as well as tickets to the 2012 Ferrari Winter Driving Experience in Aspen, Colorado – a perfect venue to put the FF’s four-wheel-drive system to the test.
Apart from these cosmetic baubles, the Neiman FF is no different from one purchased from a Ferrari dealer. The car is powered by a 651-horsepower, 6.3-liter V-12 engine, which is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Power is primarily sent to the rear wheels, but when traction diminishes, the FF will direct power to the front wheels. Ferrari says the FF can do 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and hit a top speed in excess of 200 mph.
Want one? You’ll have to act quickly. Neiman Marcus will only sell 10 examples of the Fantasy Gift FF, and they’re only available for purchase by phone. Pricing starts at a steep $395,000 – not only is that roughly $36,000 more than the FF’s usual asking price, but it’s also the most expensive car the catalog has sold to date (the second-place spot goes to a 2008 BMW 7 Series Individual, which cost close to $160,000). In order to snag a Neiman-ized FF, you need to call Neiman Marcus (or get your butler to do it) at exactly noon on the east coast on October 27, 2011 to place an order.
If that doesn’t work, the Ferrari FF will be available through your local Ferrari studio early next year. In the meantime, Neiman Marcus will also sell you a robotic fountain by the same company that designed the Bellagio fountain. The cost: a cool million dollars.
Source: Neiman Marcus