This US$11K Espresso Machine Was Modelled After A Porsche Engine
Both caffeine fiends and automotive addicts alike should take notice of the latest espresso maker release from Super Veloce. The Italian manufacturer has unveiled an exclusive espresso machine inspired by Porsche's 993 series 911 flat-six, air-cooled engines that were competitively raced between 1994 through 1998.
While Super Veloce (which translates into Super Fast) has previously released a similar coffee maker based on a different Porsche, the latest RS Black Edition comes as a clear upgrade from its predecessor, both in looks and craftsmanship.
Inspired by the automotive manufacturer's “distinctive aesthetic and aerodynamic finishes,” the RS Black Edition was carefully handcrafted from the finest aerospace-grade material, including surgical stainless steel, aluminium alloy, titanium, and jet-black high pressure thermoset carbon fibre. The automotive-inspired espresso maker includes six vertical throttle bodies, a cooling fan, and cylinder heads, all reminiscent of the iconic Porsche flat-six engine of the 993.
“The RS Black Edition is a more aggressive, more masculine all black version that takes the regular flat six to a whole new level,” the brand said in a statement on its website. “993 units will be manufactured to sell globally to Porsche fanatics and coffee addicts globally.”
While there may only be precisely 993 machines available globally (another more subtle nod to the 993 engine), Super Veloce also offers a small range of alternative espresso machines to suit any lifestyle — including a dual espresso maker and grappa dispenser.
That said, the RS Black Edition is currently retailing for US$11,160. If you want to get more information on the luxury espresso maker’s unique design or to secure your own limited edition machine, visit the Super Veloce website.