Normally, when a car goes out of production, that’s the end. But those sorts of conventions don’t apply to something as rarefied as the Ferrari LaFerrari, the hybrid supercar that officially ended production last year.
Ferrari will build one more LaFerrari to raise money for victims of an earthquake that struck central Italy last week, killing nearly 300 people. The original production run was limited to 499 cars, although that does not include the track-only FXX K variant, or the LaFerrari Spider convertible that was announced earlier this year.
The new car will be auctioned off to benefit the earthquake victims, although Ferrari did not say when the auction would take place. The LaFerrari sold for around $1.3 million when new. However, a slightly-used example sold for $4.7 million at the recent Mecum auction during Monterey Car Week.
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Silly name aside (Ferrari The Ferrari? Really?), the LaFerrari is one of the most impressive supercars to ever roll out of Maranello. It boasts a 6.3-liter V12 that works with an electric motor to produce 949 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. Ferrari claims the LaFerrari will do 0 to 62 mph in under 3.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of over 217 mph.
While just one lucky (and wealthy) owner will get the keys to the 500th LaFerrari coupe, a few other customers are about to get their own copies of the supercar as well. Ferrari will soon start building the topless LaFerrari Spider in limited quantities. Ferrari won’t say how many, but rumor has it production will be capped at 150. The entire run is already sold out.
Look for the 500th LaFerrari coupe to cross the auction block soon, and for the LaFerrari Spider to debut later this month at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. That should be the end of the story for the LaFerrari, unless Ferrari finds another worthy cause.