Today is my first day back in the office for ages and it’s given me a long overdue opportunity to catch up on my ever-increasing mountain of emails and paperwork. So, never one to look a gift horse in the mouth… instead of tackling my admin day head on, I took the opportunity to spend the whole day on various car configurators specking wildly expensive and exotic supercars. My orange Veyron Vitesse looks pretty cool, as does my black 918, but the car I had the most fun specking is the F12, which is the car I’m most desperate to own. When I say I “had fun”, the user experience was pretty lousy on all of them and I’m a little baffled why these manufacturers are so far in the dark ages with their technology (but that’s another post).
I’ve always had a problem specking cars and seem to go way overboard on stuff I’ll never need and that will fade into obscurity regarding the resale value, so I tried to be froogle and resourceful with my F12. So what can I tell you. I would love to order the F12 in the super sexy launch colour, Rosso Mugello, but I didn’t fancy adding around £15k to the on the road price of £239,352, when Rossa Corsa is such a synonymous and striking Ferrari colour. If you think £15k is a little steep for a colour, you probably haven’t heard how much the carbon fibre cup holder costs. A mere snip at £2,112 ($3,387). Now, I have no problem in thinking big or spending money, but what on earth is that all about for a cup holder?? My options come to a much more sensible grand total of £14,180 – which is pretty good when you consider if you ordered a full luggage set with matching golf bag this would set you back £17,748 on its own. 20” Diamond finished forged wheel rims £4,608 Rear view mirrors cluster dark painted £432 “Scuderia Ferrari” shields on fenders £1,056 Carbon fibre driver zone + LEDs steering wheel £4,436 Daytona style seats £2,352 Colour upon request for contrasting stitching £432 Giallo Modena brake callipers £864 So all in, one of the worlds most incredible supercars for £253,532 – that I think it fantastic value. But it doesn’t stop there. Ferrari give you a 4 year warranty, better than most mainstream manufacturers, and incredibly you get 7 years free servicing! All you need to pay for is insurance, roadtax and of course tyres (and I think it will get through plenty of these)Delivery date? TBC 🙂