For a lot of us, seeing a Ferrari in the flesh elicits any number of reactions, however the most prevalent of those actions involves taking out our mobile phones and snapping a photo or two of the car with some element of ourselves in the frame as visual evidence that we were actually there.

The aura of the Prancing Horse is so intoxicating that at some point in our lives, all of us have secretly wished of owning one at some point or another.

Well, our dreams are about to come true – if we had a deep enough set of pockets of course. A Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is being offered in an online auction with the proceeds going to benefit a charity that provides funding for young researches working on projects involving technological innovation.

You might wonder why someone would sell their Ferrari 599 GTB just so he can give away the money to charity, when you are Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, you can do whatever you want.

The car is a 2006 model 599 that comes with a boatload of features including the F1 Super Fast gearbox, Rosso Monza exterior paint, charcoal leather interior, carbon-ceramic disc brakes and carbon fiber iaccents.

While the car itself has been driven around by di Montezemolo, its mileage still reads at a very low 5,776 km (3,589 miles). Besides, if you’re the fortunate one to win this car in the auction, you can brag to all your friends that the Chairman of Ferrari broke this car in just for you.

Don’t waste time, though, because the bidding for the car is currently open until June 29 at 3:00pm GMT. Last we checked, the highest bid so far goes at €180,000 ($250,000). To make your own bid, you’ll need to go to the official Ferrari website here.

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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BMWM6  (488) posted on 06.17.2009

wow and in a few more weeks I get to test out a ferrai for free

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