A Google executive has been named the winning bidder of a unique Ferrari 599 XX Evo put up for auction to aid the victims of the earthquake that hit Italy's Emilia Romagna region back in May.
Ferrari announced at a special event earlier today in Monza that Google executive Benjamin Sloss was the highest bidder for a one-off 599 XX Evo. Sloss' winning bid was 1.4 million euros ($1.78 million).
In addition to the bright yellow 599 XX Evo, Sloss also received a photo with Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo and Ferrari racing drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in front of the team Scuderia motorhome.
Like all Ferrari 599 XX Evo models, Sloss' car is equipped with a 740 horsepower V12 and Ferrari’s High-Performance Dynamic Concept adjustable suspension. The 599 XX Evo is for track-only use and held in Ferrari's Corse Clienti program, meaning Sloss will have to ring Ferrari anytime he wants to drive the car.
Ferrari auctioned off a number of other items to support the victims of the May earthquake, including parts from its F1 race cars. In all Ferrari raised about $2.3 million.