Your very last chance to buy a brand new LaFerrari.
If you missed the chance to order an example of the Ferrari LaFerrari, we have good news for you. Ferrari officially announced through its chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne that it will assemble an additional copy of the hybrid supercar, totaling the production run of the model to 500 units.
The Maranello company’s first-ever hybrid will be auctioned and all proceeds will benefit the people of Central Italy, affected by the devastating earthquake on August 24. Currently, we have no details as to when and where the car will be sold.
During the Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey, California, last month, a matte black LaFerrari was sold for $4.7 million so, hopefully, the final LaFerrari will fetch well over its standard price of $1.3 million, supporting the good cause.
As mentioned above, all the money will go toward helping the victims of the series of earthquakes that rocked Central Italy last week. A 6.2-magnitude earthquake was the first to strike at 3:36 in the morning near the city of Accumoli, killing nearly 300 people and leaving almost 400 injured.
Back to the LaFerrari, production of the supercar officially ended last year and now the Italian manufacturer is preparing itself to start assembling the open-top version of the company’s first hybrid car. Production numbers and prices have not been announced yet, but a collector is already suing the Italians for not letting him buy an example.
Even those with a short memory will surely remember the Ferrari flagship model has a hybrid system that consists of a V12 petrol engine outputting 800 horsepower (588 kilowatts) at 9,000 rpm and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton meters) of torque, and an electric motor for additional 163 hp (120 kW) and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm). The combined work of the two provides a peak power of 963 hp (708 kW) – more than enough for a 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration in less than three seconds.