Late last year, we saw the final-unit of Ferrari LaFerrari Coupe, traded hands for €5.8 million (RM31 million) at an auction to raise funds to aid victims affected by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy. The €5.8 million sale made the LaFerrari Coupe the single most valuable automobile ever sold at an auction in the 21st century.
That insane record was broken just nine months later at Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebration held at Fiorano where the company sold its 210th LaFerrari Aperta for 8.3 million Euros, which roughly equates to RM41.8 million. Smashing the previous record by €2.5 million, that is another supercar mind you!
However, like the Coupe auctioned off last year, all proceeds from the sale will be donated away for a good cause. The beneficiary is none other than Save the Children, an international organisation that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in over 120 countries worldwide and in this case, the funds raised will be channelled to educational projects in Asia and Africa.
This extra special car is finished in Rosso Fuoco flanked with double metallic Biano Italia racing stripe on its bonnet and tail. Inside its carbon fibre tub, is a set of bucket racing seats with red contrast elements. Mechanically, it remains motivated by a 6.3-litre naturally aspirated V12 paired to an electric motor to dish out 950 hp and over 900 Nm of torque.
Several other extremely valuable Ferraris also sold at the auction include a California 250 GT SWB for €7.9 million (RM39.8 mill), a 1958 250 GT Cabriolet Series I for €4.7 million (RM23.7 mill) and the aluminium-bodied 365 GTB/4 rediscovered in a Japanese hayloft, which changed hands for €1.8 million (RM9 mill).