500th LaFerrari auctioned for reconstruction of earthquake struck region in Italy
The uber exotic LaFerrari was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, where the Maranello-based supercar manufacturer announced that only 499 specimens of this hybrid supercar will be rolled out. However, Ferrari rolled out one more model of the LaFerrari and it is truly special as it was auctioned to help the earthquake-affected region in central Italy.
The special auction was carried by RM Sotheby's and National Italian American Foundation's Earthquake Relief Fund collecting a generous $7 million. This makes the LaFerrari not just the most expensive model to be ever auction but also the most valuable car built in the 21st century ever to be auctioned. To give a right perspective, the previous LaFerrari was sold at $1.8m which itself was greater than the sticker price of $1.4m.
This unit of the LaFerrari was specially crafted with a unique livery, red exterior paint with a white line on the hood and rear windshield. It also gets a small Italian flag on the hood that Ferrari states is a reminder that this is a gift by the Italian car manufacturer to its home country.
In terms of specs, the LaFerrari comes equipped with a 6.2-litre V12 engine that packs in a massive 789PS of power. The hybrid system consists of two electric motors, one powers the wheels and second the ancillaries. The petrol engine is coupled to a 120kW electric motor that raises power output to a mind-boggling 950PS while the total torque generated is in excess of 900Nm. It is capable of flying past a 100kmph in under 3 seconds and past the 200kmph marker in under 7 seconds, going on to attain a top speed of nearly 330kmph.