LaFerrari #500 sells for record amount at Finali Mondiali

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Ferrari LaFerrari number 500 built for 2016 Italian earthquake charity fund

Ferrari LaFerrari number 500 built for 2016 Italian earthquake charity fund

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A unique LaFerrari was sold at an auction on Saturday during Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] Finali Mondiali event at Daytona International Speedway.

The final bid came in at $7 million, which means the car is the most expensive built this century to be sold at auction. The previous highest figure paid for a LaFerrari at auction is the $5,170,000 bid during August's 2016 Monterey Car Week.

The latest LaFerrari is a special 500th example that Ferrari previously announced it would sell to help raise funds for reconstruction efforts in Central Italy, which was rocked by a devastating earthquake on August 24. It represents one more than the originally planned run of 499 LaFerrari coupes.

It features a unique exterior finish as well as a special plaque in the cabin to highlight its significance. A small Italian flag on the hood serves as a reminder that this is a gift by Ferrari to its home country.

Under the pretty body work is the familiar V-12-based hybrid system spitting out a combined 950 horsepower.

Ferrari’s annual Finali Mondiali event, which concluded on Sunday, is held to celebrate the end of the motorsport season. This was the first year the event was held in the United States. A number of Ferrari road and race cars were present, with Formula One drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen showing up on the final day to wow the audience with some driving antics. It was also the first time a Formula One car tackled Daytona's famous banks.

 
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