The recent 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy took the lives of 296 individuals. In light of this event, Ferrari extended a helping hand by building an extra of its halo car, the Ferrari LaFerrari, to be auctioned off to raise money for the fallen.
The Ferrari LaFerrari is a hybrid hypercar that is primarily powered by a 6.3-litre V12. The engine is strapped to a KERS electric motor that together produce 950 hp of visceral power sent to its rear wheels. A century sprint is completed in less than three seconds, and has a top speed of 350 km/h.
Only 499 units of the LaFerrari have been commissioned and each of them have been sold. Celebrities who are fortunate enough to own one include Lewis Hamilton, Gordon Ramsey and Justin Bieber. Production for the coupe ended in 2015, but a Spyder version (picture as above) is being planned.
The LaFerrari retails for $1.3 million (approximately RM5.3 million) a pop, but this final unit will surely exceed the sticker price when the auctioneer bangs the gavel. All proceeds will go to the quake victims.