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First U.S.-spec Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will be auctioned for Sandy relief

 First U.S.-spec Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will be auctioned for Sandy relief
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 16.8.2012

All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

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Ferrari will auction the first U.S.-spec F12 Berlinetta and all earnings will go to the American Red Cross.

The money will be used to support relief efforts after the devastating Hurricane Sandy. This auction is scheduled for November 17 at 9 PM Eastern time at the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Those that can’t participate at the event can contact Ferrari dealers to find out how they can place a bid.

As a reminder, at the heart of Ferrari’s most powerful road-going car is a V12 6.2-liter engine that generates 730 hp (544 kW) and 509 lb-ft (690 Nm) of torque. Mated to a dual-clutch gearbox, it hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.1 seconds and reaches 211 mph (340 km/h).

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will be available in the United States in Q2 2013 with a starting price of $315,888.

Ferrari Drives Sandy Relief: Auctions First F12berlinetta in the U.S. To Support Hurricane Sandy Relief

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy last week, Ferrari will donate the proceeds from auctioning the first F12berlinetta in the U.S. market to the American Red Cross to support the organization's relief efforts in the affected area. The auction will take place on November 17th 8:00 p.m. CST at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, TX. Interested bidders who will not have the opportunity to attend this auction, should contact their local Ferrari dealers.

In addition, for the Prancing Horse's passionate clients and fans interested in supporting this initiative, Ferrari created a special contribution page jointly with American Red Cross, https://american.redcross.org/ferrari where Ferrari tifosi can directly make a contribution to the Red Cross.

Hurricane Sandy hit close to home for Ferrari North America, whose headquarters are based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Marco Mattiacci, CEO and President, Ferrari North America, says, "Here at Ferrari, we have experienced and seen the devastation that Hurricane Sandy has caused in the affected area first hand. We want to use our event next week at Formula 1 in Austin to give back to our local community by auctioning the F12berlinetta."

Across the globe, Ferrari has been consistent in auctioning vehicles to help provide disaster relief and charity with incredible results. Following an earthquake in Italy, Ferrari put a rare 599XX Evo up for auction to benefit the victims in Emilia Romagna region in May of this year, raising almost $1.8 million. Ferrari also raised almost $1 million in 2011, when it auctioned a Ferrari FF to support the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Praised as the most powerful production car in the history of the Prancing Horse, the F12 berlinetta was debuted at the Concours d'Elegance of Pebble Beach earlier this year and will be available in the U.S. during the second quarter of 2013 with a base MRSP of $315,888.

Mr. Mattiacci added, "The F12berlinetta is already in high demand and we expect the auction to yield a significant contribution to storm relief."

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 GRAVE GRAVE
It's about time we see an article about an F12 sit it self on fire
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November 10, 2012 5:04 pm
 NYyanks NYyanks
This is great news, for me living in Queens, New York and volunteering at my College's shelter, seeing all the victims who have nothing left from such a devastating storm, this is well needed and I thank Ferrari and all associations affiliated with this event for such generosity during this excruciatingly tough time.
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November 9, 2012 6:06 pm
 Shumy Shumy
in a world where the cheapest used aventador costs 450k, 315 is pretty cheap
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November 9, 2012 1:05 pm
 Afrikar Afrikar
If Lexus could ask for $375k, the prancing horse guys could ask for just as much
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November 9, 2012 12:45 pm
 FOXHOUND FOXHOUND
asking price 315k? you know those blood sucking dealers are gonna slap at least an extra 40k to that price tag, but i guess if you have that kind of money to burn, an extra 40k wont matter anyways :P
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November 9, 2012 12:40 pm