Vijay Pattni31 May 2012

Ferrari 599XX Evo up for auction

Online auction hosted by Maranello set to raise funds for families of victims of Italian earthquakes

Ferrari 599XX Evo

Ferrari is set to offer up rare items for sale next week to raise funds for the families affected by a series of devastating earthquakes that have paralysed northern Italy.

Maranello will host an online auction, offering up the new Ferrari 599XX Evo - the most extreme 599 ever built - along with other items including a V8 engine, racing suits and helmets donated by Scuderia drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, and memorabilia from works racing cars from history.

There will also be a selection of items from the Ferrari store, including Prancing Horse watches.

The first quake struck the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy in the early hours of 20 May and measured 6.0-magnitude, while a second earthquake - measuring 5.8 - was recorded just yesterday.

Scientists believe aftershocks could continue around the region for years to come, due to the pressure of the Apennine mountains pushing north under the Po valley.

Ferrari report that clients and collectors from across the globe contacted Maranello straight after the earthquakes struck to offer their support. "Once again the generosity of Ferrari's enthusiasts will enable the company to provide support to those most hit by the tragedy," said Ferrari.

Interested? The auction will be hosted at ferraristore.com.

Gallery: Ferrari XX cars at the Monza circuit

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