Ferrari’s Future Special Edition to Cost More Than $3 Million and is Already Sold Out
Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo is stepping down from his post on October 13th, but before he hands over his Ferrari access cards, the man is going out in a blaze of glory by unveiling a limited-edition Ferrari that will be exclusively sold in the U.S.
There will only be 10 examples of this special Ferrari so yeah, it’s limited alright. But more importantly, it’s also ridiculously expensive. How expensive, you ask? Try $3.2 million, which is the roughly the equivalent of buying a Ferrari LaFerrari and having enough change to score Bugatti Veyron.
Auto News is reporting that the yet-to-be-identified model will be inspired by America, including a predominantly blue paint finish with matching white stripes. Those are the same colors the North American Racing Team that drove Ferraris back in the 60’s used. The same report also indicated that the F12 Berlinetta will likely be the basis of this unique model, sort of like the F12 SP America with a dramatically different body and interior.
I’m not sure what to expect out of this model other than what’s already been disclosed. It’s going to be rare. It’s going to be expensive. And oh, by the way, all 10 units are already sold. Yup. They’re all sold out.
We expect the new Ferrari to make its debut in Los Angeles on October 12th, 2014 during a gala dinner to celebrate the Italian automaker’s 60th anniversary in America. It’s also the day before di Montezemolo steps down so quite literally, this launch will be his swan song with the Prancing Horse. Hard to imagine how you can top that one, Mr. Sergio Marchionne.
Note: Ferrari F12berlinetta pictured here.
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Why It Matters
If Luca di Montezemolo wanted to stick it to Sergio Marchionne, this special-edition Ferrari will be an icon among the Prancing Horse. Ten models priced at $3.2 million each is a statement "exclusivity" that goes against what Marchionne envisions for Ferrari.
The Ferrari F12berlinetta made its entrance at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show as a response to the Lamborghini Aventador.
Outside of the insane LaFerrari, a lot of people believe that the F12berlinetta is the best of Ferrari’s current lineup. Its design evokes everything that’s right about Ferrari. You cannot understate that dramatic exterior, a testament to time put in by the Ferrari Styling Center and Pininfarina in designing the supercar.
The F12berlinetta makes use of a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that produces 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers allow the mighty Ferrari to post a 0-to-60-mph sprint time of 3.1 seconds and a 0-to-124-mph time of 8.5 seconds. Top speed is 211 mph, and it also posted an equally important Nurburgring lap time of 7:08.
The Ferrari F12berlinetta comes at a price of $318,888.
Source: Automotive News