• Ferrari celebrates 35 years in Japan with FF charity auction

See the look on that guy’s face? He should be ecstatic considering that he just became the very first owner of the Ferrari FF in Japan.

The event for the charity auction was set at the Italian embassy in Tokyo and was intended to raise money for Ishinomaki, a city that was completely devastated by the earthquake that rocked Japan earlier this year. Together with the charity auction, the event also celebrated Ferrari’s 35th anniversary in the Land of the Rising Sun with the prized catch being the very first Ferrari Four to be sold in the Japanese market.

After a feverish bidding session, the Ferrari supercar was won by Masaharu Seno, an architect from Tokyo who paid a little under half-a-million Euros for the chance to become the envy of just about every Japanese fan of the Italian automaker. The proceeds from the charity will be used by Ferrari to build a school in Ishinomaki for all the students affected by the devastating earthquake.

Just in case you’ve forgotten, the Ferrari FF is powered by a 6.3-liter direct-injection engine that produces 660 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 504 lb/ft of torque at 6,000 rpm with a 0-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 208 mph. Now you know why Mr. Seno was all too excited to pose with Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo and his brand-new Ferrari FF supercar.

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Source: Ferrari

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6 comments:

  (577) posted on 08.19.2011

Yeah, the car has an impressive speed performance. I think the styling of the car is remarkable. I hope to see an active production for the car.

  (427) posted on 08.19.2011

Well, I’m glad that the vehicle has come back. The figure performance of the car comes in an impressive numbers.

  (399) posted on 07.26.2011

Ferrari for we all know is depending for Japanese tuning company that is why they are celebrating it on Japan. It’s a good thing that they are now 35 years. I think they have now more plans about their cars now.

  (320) posted on 07.8.2011

Wow, I never thought that Ferrari has been in Japan for that long. I wonder why they haven’t done any collaboration with any of the local car companies there yet. That would really be interesting.

  (762) posted on 07.8.2011

No one can imagine that Ferrari would stay and now celebrates their 35th year in Japan. I guess the Charity Auction really helps them on their obstacles.

  (830) posted on 07.7.2011

Well now, that is rather nice of Ferrari to hold an auction there. I am sure that the funds will help those rebuilding after the quake. And whoever won the auction is a lucky guy indeed.

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