Ferrari Designer Takes His Expertise to Trains

published on 03 May 2017
If we can have ultra-opulent yachts, ships, private planes and cars, why not also a train? The most luxurious train in the world just hit the rails for its maiden voyage in Japan, and although you can't buy one, you can book one of the 17 extra modern and sophisticated rooms.

Envisioned by Ferrari designer Ken Kiyoyuki Okuyama, the man behind the Ferrari Enzo, P4/5 and Maserati Quattroporte, this sleeper train has been referred to as "the ultimate travel experience," and for good reasons: it consists of 10 carriages featuring 17 rooms (two large suites and 15 smaller rooms), a dining car and panoramic carriages with large windows that allow travelers to immerse themselves into the majestic natural scenery.

In addition to the awe-inspiring outside views, guests on this luxury cruise by rail have plenty of interior amenities and features designed to enhance comfort, such as plush sofas framed with bentwood, oriental carpet mills and wood paneling. An ideal description for the interior design of this vehicle could be "a modern take on the Orient Express." A four-day trip with accommodation in the top suite costs $10,000 per person, but unfortunately the train is fully booked until March 2018.