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post #1 of 8 Old 05-14-2009, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ferrari Auction Last F430 for Abruzzo Earthquake

Ferrari contributes to rebuilding the Abruzzo region after the devastating earthquake

Maranello, 12 May 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 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.

Technical specifications
Engine type 90° V8
Total displacement 4308 cc
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Maximum power 360.3 kW** (490 CV) at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque 465 Nm (343 lb/ft) at 5250 rpm
Gearbox F1 paddle shift
Kerb weight 1450 kg (3196 lbs)*
Length 4512 mm (177.6 in)
Width 1923 mm (75.7 in)
Height 1214 mm (47.8 in)
Wheelbase 2600 mm (102.4 in)
Maximum speed over 315 km/h (196 mph)
0-100 km/h (62 mph) 4.0 s
Fuel consumption 15.2 l/100 km* (combined cycle)
CO2 emissions 345 g/km* (combined cycle)

* European market version
** For reasons of homogeneity, engine power is expressed in kW, in accordance with the International System of Units (SI). The brake horse power (bhp) can be calculated as follows: 1 kW = 1.34 bhp
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Wow that is stunning and what a Honorable move for Ferrari now I love my car and the co that much more.

Where can I buy a ticket?

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You will have to go to Ferrari S.p.A. Circuito di Fiorano this Sunday the 17th to the Ferrari Leggenda e Passione auction.
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This F430 yesterday sold for €180 000,00. Ferrari have already raised €220 000,00 for this cause and the other money was raised by the sale of items of Scuderia Ferrari memorabilia online at ferrari.com
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Personally thought it would go for more.
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Personally thought it would go for more.
I must say I thought so too. May be unrealistic of me but I thought maybe in the region of €500K at least. Seems crazy one would spend that type of money on a F430 but it's the last one from production and it will come with a certification letter from Luca stating it's cause and with that in mind....it was for a good cause.
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Ferrari still collecting funds for Abruzzo

Maranello, 21st May 2009 – Thanks to clients from all over the world Ferrari is still collecting funds for the Abruzzo region hit by a devastating earthquake just over a month ago. Meanwhile Ferrari clients from as far away as Hong Kong and the USA are donating money for the reconstruction of the damaged buildings and cultural treasures.

During the presentation of the new Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M in Hong Kong a group of Ferrari clients collected 120,000 Dollars (ca. 90,000 Euros) for the support of the earthquake victims.

At the same time on the other side of the world a gala dinner in presence of Ferrari SpA CEO Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari North America President and CEO Maurizio Parlato and Peter Kalikow, one of North America’s most important developers and Ferrari collectors, was held at Washington D.C.. Kalikow donated 100,000 Dollars (ca. 75,000 Euros) to this important cause.

The aid Ferrari is providing to the Abruzzo region is growing: the two donations will be added to the 220,000 Euros gained at the Leggenda e Passione auction of the F430 held at Maranello and the sales of some memorabilia from the Scuderia Ferrari via the website www.ferrari.com.

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1. Hong Kong importer Richard Lee handing over the symbolic cheque to the Ferrari Asia Pacific representative.

2. Giovanni Castellaneta, Peter Kalikow, Amedeo Felisa and Michael Douglas
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