Ferrari is to run on online auction in aid of the victims of the Italian earthquake disaster, which has affected the region around the Maranello factory.
Among the star lots in the auction, to be hosted in a special section to be added to http://www.ferraristore.com, will be a 599XX Evo, valued at 1.3m euros. Ferrari says the car features “a package of performance-enhancing technical features for the exclusive, dedicated track-based research and development programme for the 2012-2013 seasons.”
From the F1 side will come a V8 F1 engine, and other car parts, plus suits and helmets. There will also be more mainstream items such as watches.
Ferrari says: “As soon as news about the earthquakes came out, Ferrari clients and collectors from around the world spontaneously contacted the Maranello headquarters to offer their contribution. Once again the generosity of Ferrari’s enthusiasts will enable the company to provide support to those most hit by the tragedy.
“A demonstration of solidarity that, in recent years, has contributed to the reconstruction in Abruzzo after the earthquake, as well as the building of two after-school facilities in Ishinomaki in Japan after last year’s disaster for which Ferrari contributed over 80 million Japanese yen.”