The tragic series of earthquakes that rocked parts of northern Italy late last month took the lives of many people and destroyed numerous homes and businesses.
As part of the "Ferrari for Emilia" fundraising campaign, the iconic Italian sports car manufacturer recently held an online auction to generate money for the victims of the earthquake.
The auction brought in over €1.8 million, an amount that converts to roughly $2.3 million. Most of that sum came from the sale of a 599XX Evoluzione, a track-only race car powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that makes 740 horsepower and 516 foot-pounds of torque.
The car was sold to an unidentified American buyer for a hefty €1.4 million ($1.7 million), more than what it is valued at by Ferrari. A personalized plaque signed by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo was included in the sale.
The 599XX will be personally delivered to its lucky new owner by Ferrari pilots Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa at the next Italian Grand Prix that will take place in Monza next September.
Some of the other notable items that crossed the digital auction block included the nose cone and the front wing from a F60 single-seater Formula 1 race car, a Grand Prix-winning V8 engine, as well as a wide range of race memorabilia signed by famed pilots such as Alonso, Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella.