Car News 1 Dec 2016

The 500th LaFerrari heads to charity auction

The very last LaFerrari is set to be auctioned this weekend on the 3rd December by RM Sotheby.

Sergio Marchionne announced the production of an additional 500th LaFerrari, especially built for auction. The money raised will go to charity to help with reconstruction and aid for those in Italy who have been devastated by the 2016 earthquakes.

The 500th LaFerrari has many bespoke features and is unique from the rest of the 499 cars from Maranello. The beautiful Ferrari has unique livery and a bespoke interior which pays homage to Italy. There is also a special plaque illustrating the car’s special and charitable significance.

The LaFerrari is powered by a 6.3-litre V12 engine combined with an electric motor, producing 950bhp and 663lb ft of torque. The car sprints from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of over 218mph.

The standard LaFerrari had a £1 million price tag. The 500th is expected to go for a lot more, given its uniqueness and charitable purpose, and is estimated to sell for £4 million.

The auction will be held during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Daytona in Florida. RM Sotheby’s will be managing the auction and details of the sale can be found on their website – it’s definitely worth a watch!

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