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Ferrari Raises $1.5 Million for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Effort

Ferrari Raises $1.5 Million for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Effort

Nov 19 2012, 4:01pm CST | by

Car sells for about three times sticker price

Over the weekend during the inaugural running of the Grand Prix of America in Austin, Texas Ferrari auction off a vehicle with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross. The vehicle Ferrari...

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Ferrari Raises $1.5 Million for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Effort

Nov 19 2012, 4:01pm CST | by

Car sells for about three times sticker price

Over the weekend during the inaugural running of the Grand Prix of America in Austin, Texas Ferrari auction off a vehicle with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross. The vehicle Ferrari auctioned off was the first F12berlinetta in the United States. The vehicle will carry an MSRP of over $315,000 when it's officially available next year.

The car that Ferrari auctioned off for charity sold for $1,125,000, a significant premium over the sticker price. Ferrari raised additional funds during the weekend from donations bringing the total donated to the American Red Cross to $1.5 million.

A V12 engine that produces well over 700 hp powers The Ferrari auctioned off. The car sends that power to the road through a paddle-shifted dual clutch transmission. That massive 12-cylinder engine also produces a huge amount torque with 80% of that torque available at 2500 RPM.

 
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You are noted Canadian electronic artist Deadmau5. You have a shiny blue Nyan Cat-themed Ferrari 458 Italia for the Gumball 3000. What do you do when you go on a coffee run? Why, you take Toronto mayor (and occasional crack user ) Rob Ford with ...
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For the longest time, the era of “folded-paper” design was considered kind of an embarrassment. After the sensual lines of the 1950s, the opulence of the 1960s, and the powerfully muscular cues of the early 1970s, the late ’70s and early ’80s brought Bauhaus-inspired automotive themes. The ultra-angular trend faded away with the advent of more organic treatments in the 1990s, as automakers became eager to once again create cars with more sensual an ...
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Supercars always make headlines. They have brief shining moments in the sun and end up on the cover of all the magazines and then are sometimes forgotten. Many supercars like the McLaren F1 or Ferrari F40 never lost their fame but others have faded into obsurity. These are the forgotten supercars. Aston Martin V8 Vantage Le Mans Aston Martin V8 Vantage Le MansSupplied, Wikimedia How on Earth did a 600-horsepower Aston Martin fall into obscurity? Made to co ...
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Renaultsport R.S. 01

Jul 30 2014 2:30am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Although it doesn’t benefit from the same recognition surrounding the Ferrari brand, Renault is a big name in the world of motorsports. The French have been involved in top-tier racing for decades and, more recently, their World Series championships have helped numerous talented youngsters grow into professional racers. For 2015, Renault and its Sport Technologies arm are readying yet another racing division, one that comes with its own, exclusive ...
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Will this McLaren F1 sell for over $12 million at Pebble Beach?

Jul 29 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Supercars, McLaren Decades ago, a dominant Formula One team made a few dozen examples of a sports car that was as devastating on the track as it was on the road, and as such, it has become highly sought-after by collectors willing to pay millions - even tens of millions - for the privilege of ownership. We have to be talking about the Ferrari 250 GTO, right? We very well could be, but in this case, no: we ...
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Aston Martin DB9 Volante by Q

Jul 29 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

The Q by Aston Martin program has been around for only two years, but most of its creations are definitely bound to become valuable classics. The latest vehicle coming from the company’s personalization arm is no exception and, unlike other bespoke Aston Martins, is crossing "the Pond" to be auctioned for charity in Los Gatos, California. The sports car in question is an equestrian-themed DB9 Volante.Just like the unique 2014 Ferrari FF Dressa ...
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Prepare To Wince As This Ferrari 458 Speciale Meets The Wall

Jul 29 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

I watched this entire video in pain. I'm angry. Upset. Pissed. Ticked. Just straight up sad. This is a glorious Ferrari 458 Speciale meeting its maker with the wall at the Kyalami Circuit in South Africa. ...
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This Ferrari 250 GTO Could Become The World's Most Expensive Car

Jul 29 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Ferrari seems to have a monopoly on the world's most expensive cars. A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO took that title last year with a $52 million sticker price. Yet it could be on the verge of being usurped... by another 250 GTO. ALSO SEE: Compilation Of Supercars Starting Is A Great Use Of ...
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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO can be Yours for $64 Million

Jul 29 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

There are only so many superlatives you can throw in the direction of the Ferrari 250 GTO. To this day, it’s still considered as the quintessential Ferrari. More importantly, the 250 GTO is also revered as one of the greatest cars of all time. The 250 GTO is treated with such high reverence that the car usually fetches millions on the auction block. We’ve seen a 250 GTO LWB California Spider Competizione fetch $11 million. B ...
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What were they thinking? A look at the 10 worst ‘halo’ cars

Jul 29 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

By definition, a “halo” vehicle is supposed to beam a positive light — or brand image — about its maker. Or, for more practical reasons, attract new vehicle buyers into showrooms filled with less exciting cars and trucks. Historically, the original 1990s Dodge Viper is considered the most successful halo car of all time. It enhanced Dodge’s role as Chrysler’s “performance” brand at a time when it was better known as the maker of the plebeian rides like the K-Car and the Neon ...
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