Sinister prancing horse fetches $200k above the highest estimate.

At $1.35 million, the LaFerrari was far from being an affordable car when the Maranello-based marque was taking orders for the 499 units it made. But compared to this $4.7M example, the original asking price does not seem so exorbitant anymore. This particular car went under the hammer at last weekend’s Mecum Auctions sale in Monterey for more than three times the LaFerrari’s starting price. It also managed to grab more than the auction house's estimate of $3.9 to $4.5M.

To be fair, it wasn’t a regular LaFerrari, as if there is such a thing. It was one of the only three cars to receive a rather sinister-looking matte black paint called ‘Nero DS Opaco.’ To further set it apart from the normal model, Ferrari added a small metal label at the base of the steering wheel which says ‘CAVALLO INFERNALE’ (‘horse from hell’ or ‘infernal horse.’)

Driven for a mere 211 miles (339 kilometers), the apocalyptic LaFerrari has a black leather and Alcantara interior with contrasting red seatbelts, piping, and stitching. It rides on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear black wheels shod in Pirelli P-Zero tires and backed by Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with red calipers.

It has the exact same specs as the other LaFerraris, managing to deliver a combined 949 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque for a run to 62 mph (100 kph) in less than three seconds and a top speed in excess of 218 mph (350 kph).

As a reminder, Ferrari is getting ready to host the public debut of the sold-out LaFerrari Aperta at the Paris Motor Show which will open its doors on October 1. Pricing has not been disclosed, but it probably was more expensive than the coupe.

Source: Mecum Auctions

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