Ferrari unveils diamond-encrusted biography, costliest ever
New Delhi: Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari Thursday unveiled its official biography "The Ferrari Official Opus" -- the diamond-encrusted volume is priced at $250,000 (approx Rs.1.3 crore) making it the costliest book to be sold in India.
The book, of which only 4,100 copies have been printed, weighs 37 kg.
The book was released at the Ferrari showroom in the capital, the company announced.
The cover bears the logo of a diamond-studded prancing horse. The book has been personally signed by Ferrari F1 world champions, racing legends and current F1 drivers.
Antonio Ghini, Ferrari`s longstanding communications director and editor-in-chief of The Ferrari Official Magazine was the creative advisor of the book, which was edited and designed by a team led by Ezster Karpati.
The book has brought together articles by some of the finest auto-sports writers, photographers and illustrators, the statement said.
The contributors include legendary portrait photographer Rankin, Enzo Ferrari`s biographer Leo Turrini, famous Ferrari designer Mauro Forgheiri, design guru Stephen Bayley and world champions like Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso.
The 852-page book features more than 1,000 images to bring alive the history of the iconic Ferrari.