A one-of-a-kind LaFerrari was sold at the RM Sotheby auction for seven million dollars as part of a fund raising effort to assist the reconstruction of Central Italy in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquakes. The earthquake fund raising event saw the collaboration between the Prancing horse and the Italian American foundation Earthquake Relief Fund.
The USD 7 million LaFerrari proceeds from the auction will go toward the reconstruction efforts in the areas affected by the earthquake. RM Sotheby’s has graciously donated their expertise to raise the highest amount possible. The decision to donate a LaFerrari from the company’s own collection for this cause was announced on 31 August on the occasion of the bilateral talks between the Italian and German governments that took place at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy.
The LaFerrari sold at the auction takes up a unique livery with a distinctly Italian theme: a red exterior with a white dream line on the hood and rear windshield. A small Italian flag on the hood serves as a reminder that this is a gift by Ferrari to its home country. The car will also feature a commemorative plaque.
With only 499 to be produced, the LaFerrari is packed with F1-derived technology; the hybrid LaFerrari combines a V12 engine with a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) to produce 950 bhp. The hypercar goes from 0 – 199 km/h (0 – 124 mph) in less than 7 seconds, thanks to a lightweight of just 1,255kg and a chassis made from four different types of carbon fiber. The LaFerrari has previously topped the F12berlinetta by 3 seconds and is officially the fastest Ferrari ever.
The latest rendition of the LaFerrari comes in the form of the LaFerrari Aperta. LaFerrari Aperta retains intact the avant-garde styling of the coupé, a model that represents the peak of the synergies between the engineering and development departments and Ferrari’s Styling Center.
The Aperta’s shape is very sculptural and aerodynamically functional, with an innovative formal language. Its fluid forms lend a sense of unlimited power, while F1-inspired nose and muscular power of the rear section reveal the car’s extreme dynamism. The LaFerrari Aperta is available with both carbon-fiber hard top (optional) and soft top.
LaFerrari Aperta’s powertrain, similar to the LaFerrari, uses hybrid technology. The 6,262 cc engine couples an 800 cv 6262cc V12 with a 120 kW (163 cv) electric motor for a total output of 963 cv. Thanks to the HY-KERS system, it is the most high-performance and efficient Ferrari ever built.