London-based publisher Kraken Opus, division of the Opus Media Group of London, is renowned for rolling out fantastical premium editions, including the Limited Edition Super Bowl Opus and $275,000 Diamante Official Ferrari Opus. Now, the luxury publisher that produces premium, outsized editions on subjects including sports teams, celebrities, fashion and art, has on offer Cavallino Rampante Edition of the Ferrari Opus of which only 500 copies will be published.
In a meeting with Opus executives, the former Ferrari F1 driver Nigel Mansell was especially invited to sign sheets for the Cavallino Rampante edition of The Official Ferrari Opus. Mansell raced for Ferrari in 1989 and 1990 and was selectively chosen personally by Enzo Ferrari, before his passing in August 1988. This Prancing Horse (Cavallino Rampante) edition also contains the signatures of many more Ferrari personalities, each who have contributed to making the Italian luxury automaker the brand it is today.
This edition will display an official Ferrari badge, identical to those on Ferrari road models on its cover page. Each Cavallino Rampante edition will be presented in a bespoke clamshell, hand-bound in distinctive Ferrari red cloth. The 852-page book is weigh 82 pounds and measures 19.6 square inches. It is printed on heavy-duty paper, contains 200,000 words of text, 2,000 photos and information on every Ferrari road car and racecar, as well as on every professional driver to race for the company since its 1947 founding.
The Opus also includes gatefold pictures two metres long, many of which were specially commissioned or sourced from Ferrari’s historic archives and have never previously been published.