Last unit of LaFerrari Aperta auctioned – Becomes the most expensive car of this century
Limited to just 209 units, an additional 210th unit was manufactured for charity. It is this 210th unit that fetched $9.98 million (INR 63.8 crore, excluding taxes and import duty).
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is the fastest and most technologically advanced road going open-top Ferrari yet, LaFerrari features 6.3 liter V12 engine, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox which is electrically assisted by Ferrari’s HY-KERS system.
Sold at a hefty price tag of £1m (INR 10,16,50,608 / US$1,682,400), for those who managed to get the invite, the car’s production was capped at 209 units. But Ferrari decided to make a 210th unit and auction it to raise money for Save the Children charity. They have raised a record sum of $9.98 million (INR 63.8 crore), which makes it the most expensive new production car ever.
One of the most capable road cars seen to date. It receives a mid mounted engine. This engine is capable of 950 bhp peak output at 9000 rpm and peak torque of 900 Nm at 6750 rpm. The engine is able of taking the LaFerrari Aperta to a top speed of 365 kmph and acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in under 3 seconds.
It can lap around the Ferrari Fiorano test track in Italy in less than 1 min 20 secs which is a good 5 secs faster than the Enzo. Its 60 kgs lithium ion battery pack is situated on the floorpan giving the LaFerrari 35mm lower centre of gravity than the Enzo while a hybrid system emits just 330 g/km of CO2.
LaFerrari Aperta measures 4,702mm long and 1,992mm wide and sits on a 2,650mm wheelbase while total weight stands at 1250 kgs. Pirelli P Zero tyres and new generation Brembo carbon ceramic brakes are its highlights.