The most beautifully engineered espresso machine in the World

South African espresso machine manufacturer Espresso Veloce has developed a line of coffee machines that emulate the look and feel of high-powered automobile engines. Indeed, Espresso Veloce has created an engineering masterpiece in a combination of art and function. Espresso Veloce‘s bespoke artworks are hand-built in limited numbers precision machined from solid billets in a state-of-the-art facility. Using solid billet aluminium alloy, titanium alloy and super alloys as used in high specification Grand Prix engines, Espresso Veloce’s creations are half-scale versions of the motors that powered Grand Prix cars over the last three illustrious decades of motorsport.

Espresso Veloce : Built to perfection

The half-scale form of a jewel-like Grand Prix-inspired motor begins its cycle of realisation through the precise manufacture of over 90 machined components in a high-tech tool room facility using solid billets of high-grade aerospace alloys similar to those used in modern day Grand Prix powerplants.

Every component is then inspected to ensure it conforms to tolerances within a tenth of a millimeter.  The cam covers and other prominent components then undergo a chemical anodising process to release colour into the alloy. Parts like the engine’s intake venturis are hand-polished with wheel and compound to create a high lustre finish. Moreover the exhaust pipes – an eye catching part of these masterpieces – are fashioned from aviation grade titanium alloy and then hand crafted using tungsten and argon welding techniques.

After assembly the exhausts are immersed in a zirconium ball-polishing machine where they tumble for at least 18 hours so giving them the perfect mirror-like finish. The next process is to heat the tips of the exhaust pipes to create the blue lustre like that seen on an original competition motor that has run a few race laps.

All components then enter the intricate assembly process where each Espresso Veloce is hand-assembled by expert technicians using over 260 stainless steel fasteners to form the complex architecture of this 1:2 scale Grand Prix motor.  Once the engine casing is assembled an internal tank is placed into position and coupled to a high pressure, vibrating pump.  This pump feeds an inline heat exchanger passing the boiling water through an array of pipes into the capsule-type group head.  Volumetric control by a programmable electronic brain then delivers the perfect espresso at an optimal 22 bar pressure. Finally the individually numbered Arte Meccanica plaque is affixed to the masterpiece and its creator, Paolo Mastrogiuseppe, signs the unit’s Certificate of Authenticity before it is crated for delivery to its lucky owner.

Espresso Veloce Bespoke

The Espresso Veloce atelier offers custom colour combinations for each machine enabling the creation of unique and timeless artworks. There are six colour options to choose from that can be applied to virtually any part of the machine through an anodising process. Colour customisations are limited to the Titanio Series with the Carbonio Nero being crafted in a motorsport-grade jet black finish with the cam covers and base plate in authentic thermoset carbon fibre.

Discover the exquisite new Serie Carbonio Nero V12. Limited to just 380 individually-numbered masterpieces, this beautiful engine is now available in Europe at 14 500 €. Without a doubt the last word in coffee engineering.

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