All Ferraris are expensive, but some are more expensive than others. The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is the current king of the mountain, with just 209 examples built, at least so far. A few weeks ago, the Italian automaker announced it would be building one last example, putting the total production number at 210. The car went up for auction this past weekend, and, with a final sale price of about $10 million, the car more than doubled the initial estimates of $3.5 million to $4.7 million. What’s a few more million if it’s all going to charity?
The LaFerrari Aperta is basically the open-top version of the standard LaFerrari. The 210th example was built to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary as an automaker. We’re not sure that the owner of the 209th model will be too happy that their car is slightly less special, but we’re sure they can drown their sorrows with a screaming V12. The 210th model will wear a special livery that’s basically a few white stripes over classic Ferrari-red paint.
$10 million is a lot of dough for a car that hasn’t actually been built yet. Technically, the winning builder bought the rights to the 210th car, not the car itself. According to Autoweek, all proceeds from the auction will benefit Save the Children, an organization that helps disadvantaged children around the world.
The LaFerrari Aperta just beat out this gorgeous 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti that sold for $9.5 million.