Attention to details comes with a price to match, the producer says.
You don’t need the budget of Ferrari or Lamborghini to bring Formula One scorching into your own kitchen or office.
The V8 and V12 F1 engine coffee machines manufactured by company Espresso Veloce, were designed to order and costing between £8,699 and £8,999.
The devices feature more than 90 automated components, produced with the help of solid billets of aerospace alloys, similar to those used in contemporary Grand Prix engines. The total weight of the coffee machine is about 23kg.
“The exhaust pipes, which dispense your coffee of choice, are fashioned from aviation-grade titanium alloy and handcrafted using tungsten and argon welding techniques. You can even specify espresso cups that look like racing pistons or the air intake trumpets of a competition engine,” writes The Telegraph.
It’s like a real-life small combustion engine, in which every single component conforms to tolerances within a tenth of a millimetre.
“The cam covers and other prominent components then undergo a chemical anodising process to release colour into the alloy. Parts such as the engine’s intake venturis are hand-polished to create a high lustre finish,” the publication adds.
The producer also paid thorouugh attention to heating the tips of the exhaust pipes that create the blue lustre that appears on real engines after full-speed running.
The producer also reveals that each machine is hand-assembled in South Africa, where it was designed.
Once the engine perfect casing is assembled an internal tank that is coupled to a high pressure, vibrating pump.
The device feeds an inline heat exchanger passing the boiling water through pipes into the capsule-type group head. Volumetric control by a programmable electronic control unit then delivers the perfect espresso at an optimal 22 bar pressure.
Each machine comes with a numbered plaque and a certificate of autenticity signed by its creator. Unlike an F1 engine it’s easy to use, according to the manufacturer – just add Nespresso capsules.
Each coffee machine, is given a unique ‘Arte Meccanica’ plaque with an individual number and creator Paolo Mastrogiuseppe sticks his signature on the authenticity certificate.
Delivery of the Espresso Veloce coffee maker takes 7 to 10 days so it could arrive right in time bebode Christmas in case, of course, you can afford to buy one.
The Espresso Veloce Serie Carbonio V8 coffee machine will set you back £8,699, while the Serie Titanio V12 version an additional £300.
However, don’t get disappointed and sad in case you have no ability and money to purchase the unusual machine: first of all, you didn’t buy it for the quality of the coffee it produces, and secondly, cleaning out 12 espresso “exhaust pipes” is a pain anyway.
So just stand back and admire it like you’re supposed to.