Last LaFerrari to be put under the hammer on December 3 at Daytona International Speedway

Article by Christian A., on December 1, 2016

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).

Press Release

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to partner with Ferrari this coming weekend on Saturday, December 3, for the charity auction of a one-of-a-kind LaFerrari

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to announce that it will partner with Ferrari this coming weekend (December 3) for the charity auction of a unique LaFerrari. The exclusive sale will take place during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali weekend at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

One of the Prancing Horse’s most coveted creations, original production of the hybrid 949hp LaFerrari hypercar was limited to 499 coupés. In August, Ferrari Chairman and CEO, Sergio Marchionne, announced the leading Italian automaker would offer one additional example to be auctioned for charity. The car on offer has been created as a gift from Ferrari to its home country of Italy, with proceeds from its sale benefitting the reconstruction of Central Italy in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes of 2016. It boasts a one-of-a-kind livery and interior, designed as a tribute to Italy, with a special plaque to commemorate the occasion.

With the sale presenting an unexpected opportunity for collectors to acquire a LaFerrari coupé from new, the December 3 auction is generating plenty of excitement and widespread interest from around the world.

“It is an honor for RM Sotheby’s to be entrusted with the sale of this important car and to help raise significant funds for a desperate cause,” says Rob Myers, CEO and Chairman of RM Sotheby’s. “The earthquakes which have struck Central Italy this year devastated the lives of thousands of people, and the money raised by the sale of this LaFerrari could not be put to a better use. The auction will be an historic event, and the generosity of Ferrari SpA will change lives in the areas most affected by the natural disaster.”

In addition to RM Sotheby’s and Ferrari working together on the special charity sale, the auction will be held in collaboration with the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund. To accommodate widespread interest in this very special charity lot, RM Sotheby’s is offering a variety of remote bidding options, including telephone and absentee bidding, for those unable to attend the event in person.

AUCTION
Saturday, December 3, 2016
8:00 pm

LOCATION
Daytona International Speedway
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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