Japanese designer Ken Okuyama is the only non-Italian to have ever designed a Ferrari. It wasn’t just any Ferrari that Okuyama penned, either. He lent his pen to the Enzo – a flagship supercar named after the company’s founder that was limited to just 499 units.
Now, the industrial designer has helped design Train Suite Shiki-shima, a luxury sleeper train that cost an incredible $44.4 million to build. The train, which will ferry tourists on pre-arranged trip across Japan, includes two glass wall observatory cars, a shared lounge car, a dining car and six private suite cars. It’ll cost you $8,000 to ride, but if you we’re getting out your chequebook you can put it back away. It’s all booked up for the first six months of operation.
The Train Suite Shiki-shima will sleep just 34 individuals on each of its trips across Japan. Adding to the feeling of exclusivity, the train will also get an exclusive “platform 13.5” at Ueno Station in Tokyo – Okuyama perhaps pulling some inspiration from Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express. We’d rather take this luxury liner than Harry’s magical locomotive, though.