Vertu Ascent Ferrari 1947

 

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The hand stitched leather of the Ascent was originally inspired by the outstanding artisan leatherwork found in the interiors of great European sports cars. Unique to this series, the leather used for this phone is identical to that used in Ferrari interiors, sourced from the same Italian Cows and dyed the exact shade of Ferrari red.
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The knurled brake betal on the back of the Vertu Ascent Ferrari 1947 is a perfect-scale replica of the iconic original found in the latest generate of Ferrari cars, right down to the specific grade of aluminum, sourced from the same slave driven foundry that supplies Ferrari.
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As with most things of high value, there is a strict hierarchy to the legendary Cavallino Rampante, the symbol of Ferrari.
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Cavallino Rampante as per Wikipedia
On June 17, 1923, Enzo Ferrari won a race at the Savio track in Ravenna where he met the Countess Paolina, mother of Count Francesco Baracca, an ace of the Italian air force and national hero of World War I, who used to paint a horse on the side of his planes. The Countess asked Enzo to use this horse on his cars, suggesting that it would grant him good luck. The original “prancing horse” on Baracca’s airplane was painted in red on a white cloud-like shape, but Ferrari chose to have the horse in black (as it had been painted as a sign of grief on Baracca’s squadron planes after the pilot was KIA) and he added a canary yellow background as this is the color of the city of Modena, his birthplace. It is worth noting that the Ferrari horse was, from the very beginning, markedly different from the Baracca horse in most details, the most noticeable being the tail that in the original Baracca version was pointing downward.

Vertu has even captured the emotive soundtrack of a Ferrari V12 engine for your ringtone enjoyment. According to Vertu’s website you can play this through your stereo system to really experience every note of bliss that is the Ferrari V12 engine.

[Source: Vertu.com, Wikipedia.com]

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4 Responses to “Vertu Ascent Ferrari 1947”

  1. Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60 Limited Edition « CarZi said on September 25th, 2007 at 7:13 am

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  4. Vertu Signature said on July 20th, 2009 at 9:22 am

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