Last unit of the Ferrari F430 to be auctioned off to benefit Italy earthquake victims

Ferrari announced today that it will be auctioning off the very last F430 at the RM auction due to be held this coming Sunday. The last unit of the Ferrari F430 will leave the production line at the end of this year and will be auctioned off to raise money for rebuilding the Abruzzo, Italy area which suffered significant destruction by the earthquake on April 6.

The last Ferrari F430 will feature a two-tone body that pays tribute to the colors of Aquila, the city most hit by the earthquake. It will feature a certificate signed by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo with a dedicated plate to commemorate the donation.

The winner of the auction will be invited to Maranello to choose the final specs.

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Press Release:

Ferrari contributes to rebuilding the Abruzzo region after the devastating earthquake

Ferrari has announced that it will offering a very special car at the RM Auction due to be held this coming Sunday. The car, the very last F430 to leave the production line towards the end of this year, will be auctioned to raise funds for rebuilding in Abruzzo, central Italy, which was devastated by the earthquake on the 6th of April. Ferrari will liaise with the local authorities to ensure that the funds will go towards the most needy.

The F430 will feature a special two-tone livery which recalls the traditional colours of Aquila, the city most hit, and will be consigned with a certificate signed by Ferrari Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, with a personalised dedication plate to commemorate the generous donation.

The client adjudicating the car will be invited to Maranello to choose the final specifications and Ferrari has also offered to equip the car with a number of options from its extensive Carrozzeria Scaglietti catalogue.

The F430

First launched in 2004, the F430 represents the peak of Ferrari’s development of the mid-engined V8 berlinetta. Every inch of the car was inspired by the engineering research carried out at Ferrari’s Gestione Sportiva F1 racing division. The result is a highly innovative car that offers outstanding performance thanks to cutting-edge technology, such as the electronic differential (E-Diff ), initially developed by Ferrari for its F1 single-seaters, and the manettino switch on the steering wheel which directly governs the vehicle’s dynamic set-up.

– By: The Daily Auto Editor