Ferrari will open an international online auction to raise funds for the families of the victims of the earthquakes that have rocked the Emilia-Romagna region since the 20th of May. In the days leading up to the auction next week, the online Ferrari Store will dedicate a section to this initiative.

The auction will include rare items, such as a Ferrari 599 XX Evolution, the extreme, non-homologated sports berlinetta with a commercial value of € 1.3 million. The 599XX Evo made its official debut at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show. It features improved chassis dynamics thanks to an active aerodynamic package, from which the active rear wing is most noticeable, integrated with the vehicles’ electronic control systems, and the adoption of new Pirelli tyres. Compared to the standard 599XX, the upgraded Prancing Horse weighs 35kg less and has slightly improved peak power of 750 horsepower.

There will also be a strong Formula 1 theme, starting with a V8 engine along with racing suits and helmets donated by the Scuderia’s drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, as well as numerous items of memorabilia from the works racing cars from past seasons. Also featuring in the auction will be a selection from the Ferrari Store, including Prancing Horse watches.

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