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The last ever LaFerrari has sold for $7,000,000
500th LaF auctioned off for charity, most expensive 21st Century car sold at auction
Not so much a hybrid, as a V12 hypercar with a punch of electric nitrous. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the very last LaFerrari ever built - number 500 - and it has just sold for a whopping $7,000,000 at auction. That makes it, apparently, the most “valuable 21st Century automobile ever sold at auction”.
You’ll recall that a few months ago, Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne revealed his plans to build one final LaFerrari and offer it up for sale. This is that LaFerrari. The proceeds of will go to charity, which helps the reconstruction of central Italy following the devastating earthquakes earlier this year.
So this is it. The last ever LaFerrari you could have actually bought straight from Maranello. It’s red, naturally, and gets a “white dream line” on the bonet and rear windscreen. There’s also a small Italian flag on the bonnet, along with a “one-of-a-kind” interior featuring a special commemorative plaque.
What else do you need to know? That it of course houses a 6.3-litre V12, an electric motor for additional boost, 950bhp and over 663lb ft of torque, the ability to go from 0-62mph in 2.9s, 0-124mph in 6.9s, 0-186mph in 15s flat and top out at over 218mph. So pretty quick, then.
It’s was offered up for auction yesterday via RM Sotheby’s in collaboration with the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund. The venue? Ferrari’s ‘Mondiali’ end-of-year bash at Daytona.
“It is an honour 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 a historic event, and the generosity of Ferrari SpA will change lives in the areas most affected by the natural disaster.”
We’ll have more from Daytona, so stay tuned to TopGear.com for a full story…