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Ferrari 599XX Evo delivered to Google exec [video]

Car was auctioned off earlier this year

Ferrari delivered a 599XX Evo to Google executive Benjamin Sloss at a special ceremony in Monza.

Auctioned off earlier this year, to support earthquake victims in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, Sloss had the winning bid of €1.4 ($1.8 / £1.1) million. It was personally delivered to the Californian native by Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo as well as Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

Originally introduced at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show, the 599XX Evo features an aerodynamic styling package, lightweight components and a 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 750 PS (740 bhp / 552 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the powerful engine, the model was able to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in just 6:58.16.

Source: Ferrari

Ferrari enthusiast's winning bid helps earthquake victims

Monza, 8 September - A special ceremony took place this afternoon in Monza, when a 599 XX Evo was driven into the paddock. It's the car that Ferrari had put up for auction to raise funds for the families who were victims of the earthquake that hit the Emilia Romagna region back in May. The car was the star attraction among the many items put up for the auction organised on a global basis by the Maranello company. It has several features included especially for this event and it went to Benjamin Sloss who made the generous winning bid of 1.4 million Euros. Handing over the keys to its new Californian owner who was here with his wife Christine, was Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo, along with the Scuderia drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. Sloss got an additional souvenir in the shape of a photo taken outside the team motorhome, alongside the Ferrari men. He was thrilled with the event and said he was extremely happy to have contributed to this cause, which he decided to support as soon as he heard what had happened in Italy, in the hope of helping with the reconstruction plans.

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jub_al
does this remind anybody of an FD3S - RX7?
Sep 11, 2012 4:02 pm
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Swifty
looks like tuned Supra from JUN tuning house :D
Sep 10, 2012 4:15 pm
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DTM
blah blah blah... I just want to HEAR this beast SCREAM!!! =)
Sep 10, 2012 3:35 pm
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GeeNee
So how much of that was given to the earthquake victims? Do they actually get ANY money at all?
Sep 10, 2012 2:25 pm
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sideskraper
Ahhh I see, so you think Ferrari is pulling a swift one on their local community in order to sell a single vehicle?
Sep 11, 2012 6:30 am
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Cootje
I think Felippe Massa looks very pleased with his new job as car delivery man.
Sep 10, 2012 2:19 pm
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rare6499
It looks mental!!
Sep 10, 2012 2:15 pm
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katsudon88
Yeah baby, street view for tracks around the world!
Sep 10, 2012 2:00 pm
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alamak
Actually yellow rims would suck on the ricers mod......but in this case....I can assure you the real car looks stunning.
Sep 10, 2012 1:46 pm
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velsatis
beeing rich doesn't come with good taste
Sep 10, 2012 1:28 pm
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ucplayer
Yellow rims...yuck!
Sep 10, 2012 12:56 pm
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