Ferrari Roma Indigo 2022.

Ferrari Roma Indigo 2022.

Ferrari Roma Indigo 2022.

The «Japanese» variation of the Ferrari Roma Indigo 2022 has been presented. The European sports car has adopted the Asian tradition.

An exclusive variation of the Ferrari Roma 2022 was presented today.

This modification is made in the Japanese tradition, but it remains a mystery what relation of the Italian sports car to the Country of the Rising Sun.

Nevertheless, the car has already been shown on photos and disclosed its characteristics. In turn, «live» presentation will take place later in New York.

The car is painted in a rare color — «Indigo Metal». This shade was discovered in Japan.

To get the paint you need to mix the indigo plant with sake, lime and lye.

A car in this color looks unusual and will attract attention on the roads even more than a «regular» Ferrari Roma.

Also the design of the wheels was changed and they became orange.

But more modifications were made to the interior of the car. There appeared an exclusive trim, made by technology of kimono processing, which was used in Japan to obtain durable materials.

The ceiling is upholstered with leather, which was also made by Japanese technology.

Ferrari Roma Indigo 2022.

Metal parts are covered with copper, which emphasizes exclusivity of the machine.

Also in the cabin appeared the logos with company seal. Earlier in the Land of the Rising Sun, each family had its own sign, which was passed down from generation to generation.

Under the hood of the sports car is located a V-shaped 3.9-liter turbocharged «eight» with a maximum capacity of 620 horsepower (760 N*m of torque).

This «engine» is accompanied by the eight-speed robotized transmission.

The car accelerates from a place up to a «hundred» in just 3.4 seconds and its top speed is 320 km/h. Price of such a sports car has not yet been disclosed.

Ferrari has unveiled another project created as part of the Tailor Made program.

This time in Maranello tried to draw parallels between the Italian and Japanese schools of design, and showed how you can use traditional techniques in personalization of the supercar.

Ferrari Roma Indigo 2022.

Thus, the blue body paint refers to the natural indigo dye, for the interior trim use fabric sakiori, and some elements are reminiscent of the art of tsukami and the famous copper tea cans from Kyoto.

The unique Ferrari Roma is the result of the collaboration of Cool Hunting founders Evan Orensten and Josh Rubin with the Atelier Ferrari studio.

The car draws parallels between Italian and Japanese design philosophies and brings the traditional culture and crafts of the Land of the Rising Sun to the forefront.

For example, the color scheme of the exterior and interior is inspired by the natural dye sukumo, and the fabric sakiori is used to upholster the seats.

Sukumo is dried indigo, which has been made from the leaves of indigofera for more than 600 years.

To obtain the authentic Japanese hon-ai dye, sukumo is mixed with lye, sake or lime powder and, because of its antibacterial properties, is used to color bedding and clothing.

Ferrari Roma Indigo 2022.

It is this traditional coloring that inspired Ferrari to create the rich blue color Indigo Metal, and the shade of indigo is also present on sakiori fabric, used on seats and carpets.

It is said to be one of the oldest examples of upcycling, that is, the recycling of materials.

Sakiori takes its history from the 18th century, when only the aristocracy could afford cotton and silk, so used clothes had to be plaited and new ones woven from the received threads.

Two kimonos, 45 and 75 years old, made on Oshima Island, were used to furnish the Roma salon. One was dyed with indigo, the other with a combination of indigo and a local silt-based dye.

Whereas the fabric was usually woven with cotton or silk threads, Ferrari took high-strength nylon.

The textile is woven in the same place where old kimonos were once made. But the ceiling upholstery came straight from Kyoto.

Ferrari Roma Indigo 2022.

This part of the decor is made from two pieces of leather. The patterns are hand-drawn using the roketsu wax dyeing technique that dates back to the 8th century.

Parts of the future upholstery after dyeing were sent to Italy, where the leather was cut into thin strips and woven together.

But that’s not all. In deference to tsukami, the ancient art of wrapping katana sword handles, the Roma door handles were wrapped in tight strips of black leather.

The copper decor inside and out was inspired by a visit to Kaikado, a family-owned business in Kyoto known for its iconic tea cans.

The unique logo on the center armrest and sills is the so-called kamon, or family crest.

It represents the wheels of a cow carriage (a popular transport of Japanese aristocracy in the Heian period, 794-1185), with the spokes served by the eight pistons of the supercar engine.

The numerological theme is continued by the eight wave ridges surrounding the wheel. According to the authors’ idea, they symbolize luck, strength and resilience.

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