Italian racing icons Colnago and Ferrari have teamed up yet again for another limited-edition road bike, the CF7. Just like the gasoline-fueled racers that bear the signature prancing horse, though, you had better make sure your finances are in order before putting ink to paper for one.
According to James Winchester of US importer Veltec Sports, the CF7 is essentially a specially finished and outfitted version of Colnago's existing EPS frame with the same high modulus and ultra-high modulus carbon fiber content, subtle tube shaping, and tube-and-lug construction.
The lobed down tube is a constant 44mm in diameter and further reinforced with Colnago's 3PRS system whereby additional strips of carbon fiber are applied to the tube's interior for extra rigidity. The conical top tube boasts a 40mm dimension up front and tapers to 35mm at the seat tube, and the newly tapered all-carbon fork now uses a 1 1/4" diameter steerer at the crown for increased steering and braking precision.
Colnago and Ferrari will offer just 99 copies of the CF7 to the tune of US$17,500 a piece. In addition to the custom finish, each will also be equipped with a top-end build kit that includes a complete Campagnolo Super Record group, Fulcrum Racing Speed deep-section carbon tubular wheels, and an integrated carbon fiber bar and stem.
Prospective buyers are naturally advised to act quickly; numbers 1, 2, 3 and 88 are apparently already spoken for and Veltec will only bring 25 copies to the US.