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Every year luxury retailer Neiman Marcus picks one car and commissions a lot of them for sale in its holiday catalog. Past examples have varied wildly – from a custom chopper and a Camaro convertible to a Jaguar XJ and a Lexus IS-F – the one common trait being that they’d all be welcome items to find under the Christmas tree. And they always sell out as fast as they can accelerate.
This year’s chosen car was no exception to that trend, as all ten examples of the Neiman Marcus edition Ferrari FF sold in less than an hour. Fifty minutes, in fact, was all it took, despite a a $395,000 sticker price. For the extra $95k premium over list, the ten buyers each got an individually-numbered FF in Grigio Caldo and a trip to Ferrari’s winter driving school in Aspen – and they’ll get them a good couple of years earlier than it would take to wait on the list like everybody else.
Neiman Marcus moves ten special edition Ferrari FFs in just 50 minutes originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
If you’re one of those good souls who doesn’t mind getting their Ferrari out in foul weather, we have good news for you. The Italian automaker has just announced the creation of a special winter driving school in Aspen, Colorado. The 2012 Winter Driving Experience is the first snow and ice driving school in America, and should offer participants the chance to sample everything that the new Ferrari FF has to offer in low-traction situations on a custom-built snow and ice course. A fleet of eight FF models have been specially prepared for the task.
Ferrari says that the whole experience will set you back a cool $11,300, plus $950 per guest, though don’t expect to lay down your credit card and hop in line unless you already own a Ferrari – the course is for current Prancing Horse owners only. The event will take place over three days and two nights, and Ferrari says that the instruction is based on the successful Pilota On Ice program made popular in Italy. Sounds like a good time to us. Hit the jump for the full press blast and check out the Ferrari site for more information.
Ferrari debuts new snow and ice driving school in Aspen originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.