Limited-edition Ferraris and Ferrari flagship cars take the term ‘exclusivity’ to a whole new level. The Maranello-based automaker’s latest flagship, the LaFerrari, was limited to just 499 units and cost $1.4 million when new. Having enough money to buy the car wasn’t enough – Ferrari took applications from its most loyal customers and picked and chose who they thought deserved to have one.
If you were denied during the LaFerrari application process, get excited, because Mecum will offer a 2014 LaFerrari for sale at its upcoming Monterey 2016 auction. Unlike Ferrari, Mecum just wants your money and truly couldn’t care less how many Prancing Horses are in your stable – but don’t expect the hypercar to come cheap.
For those not in-the-know, the LaFerrari is powered by a 788 horsepower 6.3-liter V12 engine and 161 horsepower electric motor, which together produce 949 horsepower. Drive is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, while huge Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes are on braking duty. Double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, magnetorheological dampers and Pirelli P-Zero tires step in when the going gets twisty.
The example to be auctioned by Mecum is one of only three LaFerraris painted in a matte black Nero DS Opaco shade. The interior is swathed in carbon fiber and features black leather seats with contrasting red piping and stitching. Its initial owner lonely logged 211 miles before deciding to sell for unknown reasons, but their loss could be your gain if you’ve got the cash.
Check out the lot listing at this link for additional information and photos.