World-renowned Italian sports car manufacturer, Ferrari, recently celebrated its 70th anniversary with a gala auction in northern Italy. The auction notably included a #Special Edition Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta that was sold for a whopping $#10 Million, which is officially the highest amount anyone has ever paid for a vehicle that was manufactured after the #Year 2000.

Extreme exclusivity

The 2017 LaFerrari Aperta is currently the company's ultimate flagship hypercar. Ferrari originally announced the special edition vehicle last year in Paris, where it also revealed that all 209 units were already sold out. The company also handpicked those that were allowed to purchase their vehicle, which created quite a stir amongst enthusiasts and millionaires across the globe.

One of a kind

According to Ferrari, the particular vehicle that was sold during the auction was unit number 210 and it has no plans for producing any more units. The car itself has yet to be built and buyers were apparently only shown a digital mock-up of the finished product. As per the company's press release, the vehicle will be painted in a "one-of-a-kind stunning metallic" Rosso Fuoco Red paint accented by a Bianco Italia double racing stripe.

Additionally, the interior of the vehicle will be finished in different high-quality materials such as Alcantara, premium red leather, and glossy black carbon fiber. As for its powertrain, the LaFerrari Aperta sports the same engine as the "standard" LaFerrari, which uses a hybrid system that is comprised of a 6.2-liter V12 engine and a 120 kW elector motor.

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The hybrid system propels the vehicle to 60 mph from a standstill in less than 3 seconds with a proclaimed top speed of over 217 mph.

For a cause

The auction that was held by RM Sotheby at Ferrari's historic Pista di Fiorano track was also a fund raising event by the company for the Save the Children organization. The total amount that was paid for the vehicle, which was 8.3 million Euros or $9,989,340.50, will all be given to the international foundation, which helps children in more than 120 countries worldwide. Ferrari also mentioned in a statement that the funds from the sale will be used for specific education projects in Africa and some parts of Asia.

According to RM Sotheby, the sale amount was actually twice that of what they had expected and had resulted after a bidding war had ensued between at least 12 auction attendees. The identity of the winning bidder and the those who participated in the bidding war has not yet been revealed as of this writing.