Ferrari F430 To Be Auctioned For Italy's Earthquake Victims

The Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430 (2009)

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 Ferrari 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 2009. Ferrari will liaise with the local authorities to ensure that the funds will go towards the most needy.

The Ferrari 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 Ferrari F430

First launched in 2004, the Ferrari 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.

Published 14 May 2009 Staff

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