News LaFerrari Aperta fetches $12 million at auction

16:23  13 september  2017
16:23  13 september  2017 Source:   Autofile

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A historically-significant LaFerrari Aperta has sold for $AUD 12 .4 million at a charity auction event – the most money ever fetched by a 21st century vehicle.

The drop-top LaFerrari , named Aperta , was revealed at the Paris motor show earlier this year, but the 500th LaFerrari was the very last coupé version built. The LaFerrari costs over £1 million and has a 950bhp hybrid V 12 , but just how good is it?

LaFerrari Aperta © Autofile.ca LaFerrari Aperta

Ferrari has set a modern-day record by selling a LaFerrari Aperta at auction for €8.3 million (roughly $12 million Canadian).

The RM Sotheby’s auction took place during the Prancing Horse’s 70th Anniversary celebrations at the Fiorino circuit in Maranello, with the proceeds from the sale of the car donated to Save the Children (the international organisation that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in over 120 countries) toward educational projects in Asia and Africa.

The amount is a record for this century, with the previous best $7 million American for a LaFerrari in a Daytona auction last December, with the proceeds from that sale going to earthquake victims in central Italy.

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A LaFerrari Aperta supercar just sold at a charity auction for a record €8.3 million ( million ) -- the most money ever fetched by a 21st century The futuristic Aperta , which has yet to be assembled, sold Saturday for twice the amount auctioneers expected after a bidding war between at least 12

A LaFerrari Aperta supercar just sold at a charity auction for a record €8.3 million ( million ) -- the most money ever fetched by a 21st century The futuristic Aperta , which has yet to be assembled, sold Saturday for twice the amount auctioneers expected after a bidding war between at least 12

The car auctioned off is part of a limited edition run in Rosso Fuoco (flame red) exterior, with a Biano Italia racing stripe on the hood and rear deck. The interior is black Alcantara and leather with red highlights and accent stitching.

The Spider version of the LaFerrari (the spiritual successor to the Enzo Ferrari) was created to commemorate the 70-year anniversary of the Italian maker. Only 200 were available were available to purchase, with another nine intended for auction during the anniversary celebrations.

Other cars auctioned off at the event included a California 250 GT SWB that fetched €7.9 million (about $11.5 million Canadian), a 1958 250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina Series I for €4.7 million ($6.8 million) and the aluminium-bodied 365 GTB/4 discovered in a Japanese hayloft for €1.8 million ($2.6 million).

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