210th Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Sets New Auction Record, Sold For EUR 8.3 Million

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Even though the next Ferrari hypercar is “3 to 5 years” away, the Maranello-based automaker didn’t shy off from auctioning the final LaFerrari Aperta. In a similar move to how the Prancing Horse parted ways with the last fixed-head LaFerrari, the 210th Aperta changed hands for an unbelievable amount of Euro-specific cash.
Auctioned at the Ferrari 70th Anniversary sale at Fiorano by RM Sotheby’s, the final Aperta found itself an owner with €8.3 million to spare. Translating to almost $10 million, the 210th Aperta supersedes the 500th LaFerrari in being the most expensive 21st century car sold at auction. Yup, new record.

As mentioned in the original story on the final Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, all the proceeds from the sale “will be donated to Save the Children, an international organization that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in over 120 countries worldwide.” On this occasion, the raised funds will be used by the non-governmental organization for educational projects in Asia and Africa.

Not planned for production when the LaFerrari Aperta went official, the 210th example of the breed prides itself on a one-off livery, combining Rosso Fuoco paint with two Bianco Italia racing stripes on the hood and tail. Further beautified by 70th Anniversary badges, the car feels just as special inside thanks to the red piping and stitching, plus the exposed carbon fiber trim.

Despite it being rarer and more expensive than the coupe, the LaFerrari Aperta doesn’t differ from its fixed-head peer when it comes to performance. With 950 horsepower (963 PS) coming from a naturally aspirated V12 and a mild-hybrid KERS system, the LaFerrari Aperta will happily hit 217 miles per hour (350 km/h) provided that the driver finds a long enough stretch of road.

At the event, RM Sotheby’s found new owners for a handful of other exotic machines with the Prancing Horse logo adorning the hood. An example of the California 250 GT SWB, for instance, sold for €7.9 million. A 250 GT Cabriolet Series I brought in €4.7 million, while an aluminum-bodied 365 GTB/4 found slumbering in a Japanese hayloft was auctioned for €1.8 million.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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