by Bil P.
A few weeks ago Ferrari showcased a very special “Tailor Made” California T at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Its said to draw inspiration from the passion and colors of Polo and Horse racing. The California T encapsulates the ethos of personalization, with a Bianco Italia three-layer exterior with a double-asymmetric stripe in Blu Hellen mirrored by a sumptuous Blu Sterling interior with Bianco elements and highlights. The car is finished off with 20” forged wheels which have been painted in Blu Hellen and Argento Nurburgring.
This particular California T showcases a new high-tech “Mycro Prestige” fabric that has been specifically made exclusively for Ferrari. Mycro Prestige is a highly resistant material that offers an exceptional level of grip, and, thanks to its unique mixture of fibres which are only 0.7mm thick, it is only one-third the weight of traditional leather. The material is also flameproof, water resistant and at the same time porous and breathable.
This very special California T Tailor Made will be displayed inside the exclusive Ferrari VIP hospitality enclosure for Ferrari clients, alongside a comprehensive Tailor Made display of materials to provide inspiration for clients to personalize their own Ferrari.
Ferrari Tailor-Made is the exclusive personalization program from Maranello developed specifically for clients wishing to create a truly bespoke car that will be a clear expression of their own unique personalities and tastes.
The client’s personal wishes and aspirations lie at the very heart of the Tailor-Made Program. Owners are assisted and guided through the selection process by their own Personal Designer who is charged with guaranteeing that the resulting cars are both unique and consistent with the Ferrari brand and its tradition. Once the car’s details have been defined, the client can then track all of the various processes involved in its creation, right up until they take delivery.
Creativity, research, original materials, superb craftsmanship and attention to detail are the cornerstones of the Tailor-Made program which offers three collections inspired directly by Ferrari’s DNA: Scuderia, Classica and Inedita.
Scuderia takes its inspiration from Ferrari’s sporting history, offering a choice of racing-derived materials, finishes and liveries. The Classica collection, on the other hand, provides a modern twist on the styling cues and features of Maranello’s iconic GTs. Lastly, Inedita lives up to its name by introducing an element of experimentation and innovation in terms of styling, colors and materials.
The Tailor-Made program continues a longstanding Maranello tradition which began in the 1950s and 60s, a time when clients personalized their cars as a matter of course and enjoyed huge freedom when it came to materials, colors and finish. The result was genuinely unique cars tailored to suit the desires of each individual owner.
That prestigious past has now been revived through a program that permits owners to specify every last detail of their Ferrari, from the exterior livery color to the cabin trim, via a completely unprecedented choice of finishes, accessories, materials, treatments and colors.
Clients are given enormous freedom in their decision making, being able to select everything from traditional and luxury materials, of the likes of cashmere, to trendy ones like denim, and high-tech, innovative carbon-fiber, available to them. This allows clients to achieve a level of exclusivity that’s absolutely unprecedented in the automotive sector. In fact, this is the first time many of the materials offered have been adopted and homologated for use in cars.