Ferrari North Europe will be auctioning off the “V12 LAF” registration plate – perfect for the LaFerrari. Known to many as the ultimate car from the Prancing Horse, LaFerrari comes equipped with a 963hp hybrid drivetrain which uses the V12 engine, capable of delivering 800hp, with the rest of the 163hp coming from its KERS hybrid system.
Proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Henry Surtees Foundation. The auction will be following a sealed bidding format and will end on November 30, 2015.
John Surtees OBE shares that he had the pleasure of driving the Ferrari F12 and he experienced not just the performance and flexibility of its V12 engine but he also heard the wonderful sound.
Surtees adds that he was surprised to learn that Ferrari had decided to sell the unique number plate and donate the earnings from its sale to the Foundation.
Given that the V12 LaFerrari remains to be one of the brand’s highlights, Surtees says that only a few people will be able to enjoy driving it given its limited production. With the addition of this plate, it will make the unit even more unique than it already is.
Surtees states that both he and the Foundation hope that one of the company’s customers would follow that line of thinking and consider buying the item being auctioned. The Foundation thanks Ferrari and assures the brand that the Trustees will make good use of whatever fundswill be raised, concludes Surtees.
The Henry Surtees Foundation was founded to honour the son of John Surtees OBE, the 1964 Ferrari F1 World Champion. The main goal of the Foundation is to help people who suffered from physical injuries or brain damage due to accidents and make sure that they are able to go back to the community.
This is done through various supports like facilities and equipment. Surtees reveals that the Foundation is indeed honoured to have been chosen by Ferrari as the beneficiary for the auction.
Surtees adds that people who experienced serious head injuries need to know that the Foundation is there to help them. It has been 50 years since he drove the Il Commendatore, comments Surtees, and he believes that his son will be proud in knowing that this prestigious brand has continued their relationship with the Surtees family.