A $400 Hairdryer With a Ferrari Engine

Most women know that you have to spend a little bit of money to get a decent hairdryer. If you skimp, you'll more than likely end up with an under-powered hairdryer that couldn't dry a beard. You can usually bag yourself a decent dryer for about $50, but if you've got money to burn, you might want to consider this hairdryer with a Ferrari engine. Yes, you read right.

The deep, Ferrari-red of this appliance is not the only connection it has to the famous car maker. Ferrari actually designed the AC V12 engine inside the BabyLiss Volare V1, too. The 2200-watt engine is capable of lasting up to 2,000 hours (compared to the 500-700 hours of a normal hairdryer) and was developed in collaboration with the Ferrari Challenge Team.

BabyLiss has two versions of the Volare, the V1 and the V2. The V1 is a regular-sized blowdryer while the V2 is a more compact model, suited to traveling. Only available for professionals, these babies retail at about $400 a pop and represent the first time a Ferrari engine has ever been used in a luxury blowdryer.


Source: Luxist via BornRich

Jane McEntegart works in marketing communications at Intel and was previously Manager of Content Marketing at ASUS North America. Before that, she worked for more than seven years at Tom's Guide and Tom's Hardware, holding such roles as Contributing Editor and Senior News Editor and writing about everything from smartphones to tablets and games consoles.

  • PostmanPat
    Anyone else get the impression that Jane is hoping for a free marketing sample...?
  • theDARKW0LF
    Interesting article... But a waste of money, nonetheless.
  • jefe323
    totally thought it was going to have a 400 hp v8 stuffed in there...
  • eklipz330
    thedarkw0lfInteresting article... But a waste of money, nonetheless.well some people have money to waste
  • whitecrowro
    I bet one can get a good second hand car of the 400$ plus a Ferrari logo on it.
    Oh, and is a motor not an engine.
  • JMcEntegart
    PostmanPatAnyone else get the impression that Jane is hoping for a free marketing sample...?
    I'd only break it. :( I'm not good with nice things.
  • damasvara
    PostmanPatAnyone else get the impression that Jane is hoping for a free marketing sample...?Good thinking there... I never actually thought of that before... lol
  • hamthony
    Can’t wait until Lexus comes out with an electric tooth brush
  • ikefu
    100 to 0 percent hair moisture 4.3 seconds

    Congress is passing a law requiring the use of a safety harness and electrically insulated shoes during operation of this product.
  • captainnemojr
    Man I need this bad boy. My wife could dry her hair in 30 secs...no more being late!