• Sep 25, 2007
No, you read that right. A gated shifter. On a mobile phone. Not only that, but the box holding the high-priced handset even includes a valve from a Ferrari Formula One car. This is certainly the phone for the Ferrari fan with the problem spending money on the overpriced, outdated electronics.
As far as we can tell, at its very basics, the Vertu Ascenti Ferrari 60 is your everyday mobile phone. Despite being made of titanium, covered in Ferrari leather and held together with screws identical to those used by the Italian carmaker, it's still nothing more than a mobile device for calling your mom. Yes, true, at the price Vertu probably wants for this thing, you're calling your mom from one of your two Enzos, but, still, it's a freakin' phone that can't even download songs at Starbucks.

And why the phone has a shifter is a complete mystery.

We can't immediately determine how many thousands of dollars you'll pay for the privilege of owning one of the 60 Ferrari 60 phones available, but you can bet it will be way more than anything available at your local T-Mobile shop. However, owners of the Ferrari 60 phone will enjoy not only a single F1 valve, but also Vertu's service package that checks out the phone for free every six months including replacing the leather.

[Source: Sybarites]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Another place likely to show some of the Vertu motorsport models is
      www.luxuryphones.net
        • 5 Years Ago
        The costs less here


        vertu101.tk
      • 7 Years Ago
      And I thought Mustang fans were silly to fall for stupid things (the 5K red stripe package for the GT500)...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Same thing? cost only 590 USD :)))

      https://www.specialphones.eu/en/store/10220
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fools and their money...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a used F1 engine for the valve?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Money will always buy tackiness.
      • 5 Years Ago

      find the phone here

      vertu101.tk
      • 7 Years Ago
      All Vertu is, is the high-end division of Nokia. Same basic machinery with some higher-end materials (stronger jeweled movements for the keypad, better scratch-resistant screen, yadda yadda yadda). Nice looking, but who the hell cares?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Unusual. Something Expensive AND Lame from Ferrari.

      I'll trade the valve in for an iPhone.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Never mind the fact that the author of this post over simplified. There is NOT a gated shifter on the back as that would also include the actual shift handle and gears. There IS, however; a shift gate plaque that adds to the uniqueness of such a phone.

      Besides, I am sure that the people who do enc up buying one are NOT interested in downloading in Starbucks. This is what is called core consumerism, where a product is made of a type of consumer who wants something specific.
      • 7 Years Ago
      sign me up for two!!! j/k
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like something designed by Chrysler.
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