Google exec wins Ferrari 599 XX Evo at charity auction for quake victims

Article by Anita Panait, on September 13, 2012

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has turned over a special edition Ferrari 599 XX Evo to Benjamin Sloss, an executive at Google, in Monza, Italy. The turnover, which entailed handing over of the keys to Sloss, was the result of a recent charity auction to raise funds for families affected by the earthquake that shook the Emilia Romagna region in May 2012.

The 599 XX Evo was the star item of the auction that also featured other Ferrari vehicles. Sloss eventually won the auction for the 599 XX Evo after bidding EUR1.4 million, all of which will go to charity. Tagging along the ceremonial turnover were Sloss’ wife Christine and Ferrari Scuderia drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

In addition to the Ferrari 599 XX Evo, Sloss also received an additional souvenir in form of a photo taken outside the team motorhome, alongside the Ferrari men. According to Sloss, he is thrilled with the event and is extremely happy to have contributed to the cause. Sloss remarked that he decided to participate in the charity event after hearing of the disaster that shook Italy, with hopes of helping with the reconstruction plans.

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