All examples of the LaFerrari coupe have been sold out. Perhaps, that is what you’ve thought all this time. In a sense, that is true, since all of LaFerrari coupe’s 499 examples have been sold out and have been delivered to their respective owners. The hypercar, which was introduced in 2013, had cost a hefty $1.4 million each.
However, there exists the 500th and last example of the LaFerrari coupe. On top of that, it is a one-off version with special livery and interior. This extra-special Ferrari model pays homage to its home country, Italy, as evidenced by the colors of the Italian flag on its nose and by a distinct plaque in the cabin.
To find the new owner of the last Ferrari LaFerrari coupe, Ferrari has tapped auction house RM Sotheby’s to hold a charity auction of the last LaFerrari coupe. Yes, you read it right – this is an auction event in which proceeds will be used to help reconstruct Central Italy that was heavily damaged in the earthquake disaster this year. After all, this LaFerrari coupe is Ferrari’s gift to Italy as announced by Ferrari chairman and chief executive, Sergio Marchionne in August 2016.
RM Sotheby’s will hold the auction on Saturday, 8:00 pm on December 3, 2016 at the Daytona International Speedway during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali weekend. This charity auction event is also organized by the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund. As the last LaFerrari, it is expected that this very special model would be attracting a lot of interest. In order to accommodate those who might not be able to make it on time for the special charity sale, RM Sotheby’s has decided to allow them to take part in the auction through a variety of remote bidding options. This means that those physically absent could take part through phone or through absentee bidding.
As for how much this 500th LaFerrari coupe would fetch during the auction, it is expected that it would far exceed the model’s original price in the United States, which is pegged at around $1.4 million. There are expectations that this final LaFerrari coupe would fetch around $2 million, although it might be sold for more considering the special nature of this hypercar.
The LaFerrari is the Italian carmaker’s first supercar in more than a decade after the Enzo. It is powered by Ferrari’s so-called HY-KERS System that includes a 6.3-liter V12 engine that delivers 800 hp at 9,250 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm. This V12 engine is boosted by an electric motor that provides 163 hp (120 kW), taking the total output to 963 hp. These numbers allow the LaFerrari to zoom from zero to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and reach a top speed of 220 mph (354 km/h).