The White Tie and Tiara Ball, which is once again taking place at Sir Elton John and David Furnish's home, has been donated a special Audi R8 sports car by Audi for the auction event.
The Audi R8 features a mirror-like chromed finish especially for the occasion on 23rd June 2011, in an attempt to attract the highest possible bids in the auction, which raises money for the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF) annually.
"Sir Elton John’s fundraising ball really is a golden ticket event that is as glamorous as it is hugely effective in fundraising terms," commented Jeremy Hicks, Director of Audi UK. "We are delighted, and enormously proud, to support it for a ninth year with the donation of what is arguably our most fittingly glamorous model," he added.
The Audi R8 Spyder features an automatic lightweight fabric hood, a ten cylinder 525PS petrol engine with manual transmission, with a 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 194mph. Normally, the car would have an on the road price of £117,710.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), established in 1993, is amongst the ten largest AIDS grant-making organisations in the world, and currently manages over £14million in programmes across 15 countries and supports thousands of men, woman and children with life-saving medication, as well as information, nutrition, education, shelter and support. The White Tie & Tiara Ball is now in its 13th year,and has been provided with special auction lots by Audi for the past eight years.
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