All proceeds from the sale of the 500th LaFerrari coupe will go into the reconstruction of areas in Central Italy affected by the earthquakes.
Ferrari originally had plans to produce only 499 examples of its range topper in coupe form, but now it’s making one more to aid the victims of the powerful earthquakes that hit central Italy this year. The company with the prancing horse logo will donate all of the money obtained from the car’s sale scheduled to take place on December 3 at an event organized by RM Sotheby’s and the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund. The sale will take place during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
You won’t necessarily have to be there to bid on the 500th LaFerrari coupe, as prospect buyers will also be able to use remote bidding options, like telephone and absentee bidding. Expect the LaFerrari to go for well above its original price tag of about $1.8 million in Canada and we won’t be too surprised if it surpasses the $2-million mark.
Not only is it the last coupe, but it’s also a tad more special than the other cars due to its unique livery and cabin paying tribute to its home country with the Italian tricolor flag on the nose and a special plaque on the inside. The fact that it’s an unexpected new chance to buy a brand new LaFerrari straight from the company should also increase its final price tag following what will likely be a fierce bidding battle.
Car number 500 won’t actually be the very last LaFerrari since the Maranello-based marque has recently kicked off production of the droptop LaFerrari Aperta pictured in the gallery below. Only 209 units are ever going to be made, with 200 vehicles heading to clients while the other nine will be used as promotional cars during Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebrations scheduled for next year. All customer cars have already been pre-sold, obviously.