Could this be the hypercar that sells for $10 million?

The last Ferrari Laferrari Aperta is headed to the auction block this weekend. That alone should be enough to warrant headlines, but as most of you already know, the auction-bound LaFerrari Aperta is special in its own right. This unit isn’t supposed to exist in the first place. This is the 210th LaFerrari Aperta, a last-second creation by Maranello that isn’t a part of the initial lot of 209 units that the automaker planned to launch but was nonetheless built as an auction piece to benefit the “Save the Children” charity.

The auction is set to take place at Ferrari’s Fiorano track and is part of RM Sotheby’s “Legend e Passione” event being held as part of the Italian automaker’s 50th anniversary. Befitting the event on September 9, Ferrari gave the LaFerrari Aperta a unique look no other model of its kind had when they all came out of production. These features firmly establish the 210th model as a legitimate one-of-a-kind LaFerrari Aperta, the kind of car that Ferrari collectors will trip over themselves to get a hold of. It’s no surprise then that neither Ferrari nor RM Sotheby’s has released an estimate for the car. Considering that the 500th LaFerrari – the precursor of the 210th LaFerrari Aperta – fetched $7 million in a similar auction setting last year, the sky really is the limit as to how much the 210th LaFerrari Aperta is going to sell for this weekend.

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  • 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta #210
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    950
  • Torque @ RPM:
    664
  • Displacement:
    6.3 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    217 mph
  • Price:
  • car segment:
  • size:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:

What makes the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta #210 so special?

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta #210 High Resolution Exterior
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The fact that it even exists in the first place is special enough in its own right. That’s the default status that this particular LaFerrari Aperta has that no other version of its kind can claim. And if that fact isn’t enough, Ferrari went ahead and made it even more special by dressing it up to look unlike any other LaFerrari Aperta in the market today.

The hypercar’s body is dressed up in a metallic Rosso Fuoco body finish

The hypercar’s body, for example, is dressed up in a metallic Rosso Fuoco body finish. Not only is it a different shade of red from other LaFerrari Apertas, but it also features a metallic Bianco Italia double racing stripe that starts in the car’s nose and extends all the way to the back, wrapping itself around the engine window in the process.

Not content with just giving the exterior a unique color scheme, Ferrari also worked on the car’s interior by giving it black Alcantara upholstery to go with glossy black carbon fiber with red stitching and inserts on the seats.

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta #210 High Resolution Interior
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2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta #210 High Resolution Interior
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On the performance front, the LaFerrari Aperta #210 gets the same power and performance capabilities as the other 209 models. While that may not count as a unique offering, it still features a 6.3-liter V-12 engine and a Formula One-sourced HY-KERS unit that combine to produce a total output of 950 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. All told, the hypercar is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed that’s in excess of 217 mph.

The hypercar is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed that’s in excess of 217 mph

Needless to say, this particular LaFerrari Aperta is in a class of its own. That’s going to bode well for how much interest it’s going to have when it goes under the hammer on September 9 in Fiorano, Italy. I’m not going to make bold predictions on how much it’s going to sell for, but taking into account the super limited supply with the super heavy demand for the supercar, it wouldn’t be surprising if it blows away the $7 million price tag that the 500th LaFerrari fetched when it went for auction last year. Is $10 million a reasonable expectation? I would think so, especially if some of the world’s most famous Ferrari collectors start bidding. The gloves will really be off in the event that happens.

References

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta.

Ferrari LaFerrari

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Exterior AutoShow
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Read our full review on the Ferrari LaFerrari.

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