Is This the World’s Priciest Cup Holder?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 19th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Ferrari F12 Carbon Fiber Cup Holder

A cup holder is arguably the simplest and most pragmatic feature you’ll find in a vehicle’s interior, but how much are you willing to pay for one?

If you said $3,533 we’ve got good news for you! That’s exactly how much it costs to upgrade a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta‘s center-console cup holder to fiber glass. To put that in perspective, the 2003 Mitsubishi Galant I currently drive costs far less.

Of course, at a starting price of $315,888 nothing comes cheap in the F12 Berlinetta. It’s built for people who appreciate quality and have boatloads of money to burn.

As for me, I’ll stick with my stock cup holder. But if I ever feel an upgrade is necessary, I’ll splurge for an adjustable one from Pep Boys — a $6.99 value.

Curious about cup holders? Check out: “How Americans Came to Have Cup Holders.”

[Hat tip: Car Buzz]

3 Responses

  1. Yeah – but won’t your cappuccino ‘to go’ taste $3,500 better in a carbon fiber holder? My wife and I go back and forth over this. I don’t care what kind of cup it’s in, as long as it’s clean. It all tastes the same to me, but she’s convinced a drink in a crystal glass tastes so much better. Yeah . . . I’m uncivilized.


  2. Geoff Geoff says:

    And not even the carbon fiber it looks like! For actual carbon fiber, I get that price. For fiberglass, not so much.

    Jim – she is right – and so are you. For some people, the package makes the experience. So the same swill in a Waterford crystal glass tastes better than it would in a Mason jar.

  3. Bob says:

    What will it look like after the first spill ?

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