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The last LaFerrari Aperta just sold for €8.3m

Exclusive LaFerrari built for charity sells in Maranello, as Ferrari celebrates its 70th

Of all the racetracks in all the towns in all the world, it walked into… well, nowhere. Because it hasn’t even been finished. Yet, on a special stage under the lights (and a considerable amount of actual thunder) at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit, the last ever LaFerrari Aperta was auctioned off for a whopping €8.3m.

That’s over £7.5m for the 210th example of Maranello’s exquisite hypercar, following a brief, punchy auction session with up to 12 collectors trying to buy it. Even Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne was present to help sell the car. In the end, that figure is double what the experts reckoned it would sell for.

The as-yet unbuilt LaFerrari Aperta will feature a one-off metallic Rosso Fuoco paintjob, a double racing stripe across the bonnet and the rear, and an interior trimmed in black Alcantara, featuring red leather inserts on the seats and red stitching.

It will also feature one the great drivetrains of our age: a naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 (with electrical assistance) sending 950bhp to the rear wheels, enough for 218mph flat out. Think 0-62mph in 2.9secs, 0-124mph in under 7.0secs, and 0-186mph in 15secs. You’ll note those figures are identical to the LaFerrari coupe. You’ll also note that it is inexplicably fast, and inexplicably pretty. Bellissima.

Speaking of figures, the entire €8.3m will be donated to charity – in this case, Save the Children. The money will be used for educational projects in Asia and Africa, and follows Ferrari’s previous charity work – selling a special LaFerrari for seven million dollars to raise money for earthquake victims in Central Italy last December.

Elsewhere in the sale, the first LaFerrari sold for €1.8m. We’re talking pre-production: a car built in 2012, used for a private preview to potential customers in 2013, and shown off at that year’s Geneva motor show. After the show, this prototype was made available to every Ferrari customer who’d ordered a LaFerrari and had made the pilgrimage to Maranello, in order to help them configure their car.

Thus, it’s not road legal, and “Ferrari recommends that this car remains stationary and inactive, for static display only”. That’s €1.8m for a static display. Think of it as the world’s fastest painting.

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