A one-of-a-kind LaFerrari Aperta has set a world record for a 21st Century car, selling for £7.56 million (€8.3m) at RM Sotheby’s Leggenda E Passione sale in Maranello, Italy.
As many as 12 collectors vied for the car and it finally went for double the estimate.
The auction, held at the historic Pista di Fiorano, was part of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebrations. The proceeds will go to the Save the Children charity for an international program focusing on education.
The previous record for a 21st Century car was held by another Ferrari – the 500th and final LaFerrari coupe, which was sold by RM Sotheby’s for $7 million (£5.3m) in December 2016.
Proceeds from that sale went to the National Italian American Foundation. Specifically, to the Earthquake Relief Fund and its efforts to reconstruct Central Italy in the aftermath of two earthquakes.
Yet-to-be-built, the 210th LaFerrari Aperta, will be finished in a one-of-a-kind metallic Rosso Fuoco with a Bianco Italia double racing stripe on the bonnet.and rear deck.
The interior will be trimmed in black Alcantara with red leather inserts on the seats, red stitching, and glossy black carbon fibre trim.
The LaFerrari Aperta is the limited-edition special series model launched to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the company.
Designed for Ferrari’s most passionate clients, it’s the open-top version of the acclaimed LaFerrari hybrid supercar.