The first Ferrari 458 Italia to arrive in the United States was auctioned off for $530,000 for relief efforts in Haiti by the CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board) and the William J. Clinton Foundation. The 458 Italia was auctioned off at a gala event held last night in Los Angeles in a party hosted by Piero Ferrari, Deputy Chairman, Amedeo Felisa, worldwide CEO of the company, and Marco Mattiacci, the newly appointed North America CEO.
Over 500 guests attended the event with a star-studded guest list including John Mayer, Jeremy Renner, Patrick Dempsey, Aaron Eckhart, Joel McHale, Malin Ackerman, Mollie Simms, Katie Cassidy and Michael Bay.
Ferrari raised an additional $71,000 by auctioning off Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso”s original racing suit and two experiences as a Scuderia Ferrari team member at the Canadian Gran Prix in Montreal next June.
In total, Ferrari raised $601,000 for Haiti.
Refresher: Power comes from a mid-rear mounted 4.5L V8 producing 570-hp at 9,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm. Mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed F1 gearbox, 0 to 62 mph comes in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of over 202 mph.
Ferrari 458 Italia Auctioned for Haiti:
– By: Omar Rana