Known for their fast and exotic supercars, Ferrari has taken up a cause to help the earthquake victims of Emilia-Romagna. The Italian manufacturer has raised over 1.8 million euro through the online auction which was held at Ferrari's official website.
The whole Ferrari community including the clients, enthusiasts and the Ferrari lovers joined their hands and bids started to flow in from around the world. The exclusive 599XX was sold to an American client for over 1.4 million euro. The car will be delivered to the owner by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa at the next Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
The F60 nose-cone was brought by an Malaysian client for 23,000 euro is bound for American soil too. The engine from the legendary F2008, which has reputation of winning the Constructor's World title in 2008 fetched 80,000 euro and found a British home.
The other auctioned products including the helmets and racing suits for Ferrari's F1 drivers also got huge response.
“A pole position result: I knew I could count on the big-heartedness of the Ferraristi but they’ve still managed to surprise me once again,” declared Ferrari Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo. “I would like to thank all the clients, collectors and enthusiasts that did their bit. Their bids have sent out a message of warmth and solidarity to the people in our region affected by this tragedy.”
The sum raised by the auction includes spontaneous donations sent to Maranello by fans and enthusiasts the world over, including a Russian client who generously gave €100,000, and the proceeds from the sales of the Scuderia Ferrari watches.