Last night, at Daytona International Speedway, Ferrari held a special event at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali weekend. With the help of RM Auctions, a rather special version of the LaFerarri was auctioned off for a cool $7 million. The money raised will go towards reconstructing Central Italy in the aftermath of this year’s devastating earthquakes.
The one-off-a-kind LaFerrari was created specially for the event. It features a unique livery with a distinct Italian theme. The exterior is iconic Ferrari red with a white dream line on the hood and rear windshield. A small Italian flag adorns the hood and a commemorative plaque will signify the occassion. It is the 500th car of a 499 car production run!
The $7 million hammer price represents a new record for the most valuable 21st Century automobile ever sold at auction. The decision to donate the unique LaFerrari was announced on 31 August 2016. Ferrari often use their hypercar ranges to celebrate special causes. With the Ferrari Enzo, they gave number 499 to the Pope before deciding to manufacture a final example for legendary drive Michael Schumacher.
The LaFerrari is almost as stunning as the price it commands. It comes equipped with a 6.3-litre V12 engine mated to an advanced KY-KERS system. In total, the hybrid powertrain managed output of 950 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. Combine this with a claimed dry kerb weight of just 1255 kg and you have one of the fastest hypercars in history.