Applying to buy a limited edition Ferrari is more demanding than applying for Harvard. After all, Harvard lets a hell of a lot more than 500 people in each year. But that hasn’t stopped one owner of the brand new LaFerrari from beating the system, and immediately putting their car up for sale.
Ferrari screens buyers of its most special cars for precisely this reason. It wants to prevent people who only want to flip the cars from getting their greedy hands on them. And this example helps explain why. Ferrari sells their amazing hypercar for around $1.8 million. And that might seem like a lot; but the LaFerrari we are talking about is on sale for $3.24 million – or, in other words, double the retail price.
Why would anyone pay such a massive premium for a car? Well, other than the fact that limited edition Ferraris usually go up in value, the LaFerrri is a pretty incredible car. Like the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1, it’s a hybrid. And also like those cars it can blow past 60 mph in under 3.0 seconds.
Without having driving it, it’s hard to say just how incredible the LaFerrari is to drive. But this is a Ferrari we are talking about and the replacement for the Enzo, which was widely reputed to be the best supercars ever. So I would imagine words like ‘great’ and ‘amazing’ don’t really do the experience justice.
No word on who the sneaky buyer is, but they must have pulled off quite the application. Apparently the LaFerrari was such a big deal that Ferrari Chairman – and winner of the annual most Italian name competition – Luca di Montezemolo chose the final list himself.
But whomever managed to accomplish this should look out, because I can’t imagine Ferrari is going to be pleased. When you pull stunts like this with Italians, you are lucky if all you wind up with is a horse’s head in your bed.
(Main photo credit: SEMCO)
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