Ferrari pulled another mind-change with the LaFerrari Aperta and decided to produce on final example – number #210 – officially presented ahead of the upcoming auction that will see the proceeds go to charity.
[Update] The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta numero 210 went under the hammer during the weekend, snatching a total of €8,300,000 (almost ten million dollars) and establishing a new record for a XXI century car sold at an auction. It’s actually beating the record previously established by the final example of the LaFerrari coupe, also sold for charity last year in December when it went home for $7 million.
The Italian supercar maker didn’t surprise us with the move this time – they did the same with the 499 examples production of the LaFerrari coupe, which at the last moment was topped by an additional one, specially manufactured to hit the auction block and see the proceeds benefit a worthy cause. The LaFerrari’s auction gains went towards the reconstruction of Central Italy following the devastating earthquakes of 2016 – and they had some money to work with, as the example fetched seven million dollars, about five times the asking price. Ferrari is now looking to repeat itself with the final Aperta, with the Maranello-based company constructing one last hybrid performance convertible, meaning the world total stands at 210 examples.
RM Sotheby’s has promised it will execute the largest auction dedicated to Ferrari in history, taking place Saturday, September 9, at the company’s Fiorano track in Italy during the auction house’s “Leggenda e Passione” event – specially organized as an additional celebration of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. The Last LaFerrari Aperta won’t go unnoticed thanks to its bespoke exterior packing the metallic Rosso Fuoco shade mixed with metallic Bianco Italia double racing stripe up front and on the back. Inside the Aperta gains black Alcantara upholstery with glossy black carbon fiber, mixed with red stitching and inserts on the seats to mirror the exterior’s theme.