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210th LaFerrari Aperta racks up €8.3 million at auction

That makes it the most expensive 21st century Ferrari

When Ferrari decides to build one additional example of a limited edition model, you know someone will spend an absurd amount of money to get it.

That's the case with the 210th and final LaFerrari Aperta, which Ferrari built specifically for charity reasons. You see, the sports car manufacturer originally planned to make 209 drop-top LaFerrari models, but it decided to make one more and sell it for charity.

The good news is the LaFerrari Aperta racked up €8.3 million ($9.96 million) at the RM Sotheby's auction over the weekend during Ferrari's 70th Anniversary celebrations at the Fiorano circuit.

The sum is a new record for a 21st-century car, exceeding the previous record of $7 million set last December at Daytona by the 500th LaFerrari coupé, which went under the hammer to raise funds for victims of the Central Italy earthquake.

The 210th LaFerrari Aperta combines a unique metallic Rosso Fuoco livery with double metallic Bianco Italia racing stripe on its bonnet and tail.

The proceeds from the sale will be donated to Save the Children, an international charity that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in over 120 countries worldwide. In this particular case, the funds raised will be used for educational projects in Asia and Africa.

Other cars sold at the Fiorano auction included a California 250 GT SWB (€7.9 million), a 1958 250 GT Cabriolet Series I (€4.7 million), and the aluminum-bodied rediscovered in a Japanese hayloft (€1.8 million).

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