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Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari
For luxury watch collectors and automotive enthusiasts, there is no better professional partnership than that of Richard Mille and Ferrari. The two industry-leading brands focus efforts on creating a product line that stays ahead of the field, driving towards excellence both on and off the track. Staying ahead of the curve, both brands forge their inspiration in the white heat of technology, combining age-old know-how with cutting-edge innovation. The multi-year partnership brings together world-class Formula 1 competition and highly-exclusive luxury timepieces. Highlighting two new first-ever creations, the ultra-thin Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari is the best accessory to pair with Ferrari’s new 296 GT3 track monster.
1.75 Millimeter Grade 5 Titanium Case Design
The all-new RM UP-01 Ferrari features a 51mm case crafted completely from lightweight Grade 5 Titanium, achieving a .05mm slimmer design from Bulgari’s previous record-breaking Octo Finissimo Ultra. A futuristic dial layout proudly displays Ferrari’s prancing horse just below the open tourbillon, highlighting its extensive functions through a subtly minimalistic design. Presenting a case design that looks to be as delicate as a potato chip, the specialists at Richard Mille were determined to create a ‘concept watch’ with an extreme flatness that could withstand a wearer’s daily lifestyle.
In-House RM UP-01 Manual-Winding Movement
While a newly designed twin-turbocharged V6 drives the Ferrari 296 GT3, the RM UP-01 Ferrari generates its power from a newly engineered in-house RMUP-01 manual-winding movement. The complex caliber from Richard Mille accurately powers its hours, minutes, seconds, and selector functions. The titanium-covered back case includes commemorative engravings that signify the special 150-piece release from Richard Mille x Ferrari. Keeping its theme lightweight and minimal, Richard Mille fits the new Ferrari-inspired timepiece with a thin black rubber strap.
Limited To Only 150-Pieces Worldwide
Why To Buy
The Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari is the best new addition to any watch roll because of its significance as the world’s thinnest mechanical watch. Along with being an extremely desirable example based on brand recognition, the RM UP-01 Ferrari is limited to only 150-pieces in the world. With a lightweight design and its $1.88 million price tag, the Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari is the perfect on-wrist accessory while on track in the Ferrari 296 GT3. Discover the Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari watch by clicking on the link below.
Ferrari 296 GT3
While Ferrari is known for supplying affluent individuals with road-legal supercars that boast on-track performance, the Italian manufacturer is reversing its role with the all-new 296 GT3 race car. After debuting the 296 GTB in June of last year, Ferrari is back to introduce the twin-turbocharged V6 in a head-turning GT version for Ferrari clientele to enjoy. Just as Richard Mille unveiled the RM UP-01 Ferrari as a first-ever example, Ferrari features the 296 GT3 with the first V6 engine since the 246 SP in 1961. Now, the new 2023 Ferrari 296 GT3 is revealed and brings the 296’s V6 performance to the track, planning to compete within GT3 regulations to showcase the Ferrari brand and its history deeply rooted in racing.
Full Carbon Fiber Bodywork With A Factory Race Livery
Incorporating distinctive elements from the 296 GTB, the 296 GT3 design also refers back to historic racing chassis like the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM. The balance of performance and aesthetics is achieved through a new lightweight chassis, using cooling and aerodynamic upgrades to allow for drivers to take on the track with the ultimate confidence. Due to GT3 regulations, the new Ferrari 296 GT3 differs from its road-going counterpart in the fact that it lacks the GTS and GTB’s hybrid drive system. As a result, the center of gravity in the 296 GT3’s predecessor, the 488 GT3, is about 10% higher.
Motorsport-Inspired Interior Cabin Setup
The interior of the Ferrari 296 GT3 is designed to meet the driver’s needs, providing an ergonomic layout that minimizes the time taken to operate basic controls within the cabin. Completely redesigned over the 488 GT3 interior, the 296 GT3 adds a new level of comfort with adjustable pedals and steering. The multifunctional race wheel and center console house all of the functions that operate the latest and greatest in Ferrari race cars, showcasing performance and safety settings to ensure a one-of-a-kind driving experience out on the track. While most factory race cars come with bare bone essentials, the 296 GT3 comes fit with an air conditioning system and airflow ventilation for better concentration during every stage of the race. It’s the same forward thinking that goes into the functionality and reliability of the Richard Mille RM UP-01.
3.0L Twin-Turbocharged V6 (600HP/524-FT-LB)
With over 600 horsepower and 524 foot-pounds of torque to its rear wheels, Ferrari’s new 3.0-Liter Twin-Turbocharged V6 powers the 296 GT3. A lightweight 6-speed transmission and electronically actuated clutch manage the new engine setup, improving performance and boosting efficiency by 24%. The car will is making its debut at next year’s Daytona 24 Hours race, and when it does, a new chapter will open for Ferrari’s racing history.
Why To Buy
The Ferrari 296 GT3 is a perfect addition to any collection because of its uniqueness as a factory race car intended for true customer track use. The limited-product series allows top Ferrari clientele the opportunity to experience the full potential of a race car in its most comfortable motorsport setting. Start your own race team and compete with other 296 GT3 owners with help from the professionals at Ferrari. View all of the current Ferrari models for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking on the link below.
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