Ferrari LaFerrari expected to fetch $4.5 million at auction

Only 499 examples of the Ferrari LaFerrari were ever produced – this one's in a unique color combination and it's got only 3,186 miles on its clocks.

by | Published on 3rd Jan 2023

RM Sotheby’s upcoming Arizona auction is set to be a tasty one, with a Ferrari LaFerrari now appearing on a lot list brimming with rare supercars.

With only 3,186 miles on its clocks, the unique example of Ferrari’s first hybrid hypercar is likely to gain plenty of attention on the day.

Much like the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, ZL-1 Corvette Convertible, and Bugatti EB110 GT that we covered previously, which also go under the hammer on January 26.

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Ferrari’s first foray into hybrid technology

At the heart of LaFerrari is a mid-rear mounted, 6.3-liter V12 engine directly lifted from the developmental FXX model.

With an absurd compression ration of 13.5:1, the V12 develops 789 hp, redlining at a whopping 9,250 rpm.


The 516 pound-feet of torque arrives relatively high, just shy of 7,000 rpm.

An electric motor derived from the company’s Formula 1 Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) is installed in the rear, adding 161 hp, greatly improving response and acceleration at lower rpms.

Power is routed directly to the rear axle alone, while a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle manages gear changes.

In total, the two powertrains combine for a head-spinning 949 hp and 663 pound-feet of torque, propelling the slippery LaFerrari to 100 km/h (60 mph) from a standstill in as little as 2.4 seconds.

Production of the Ferrari LaFerrari concluded in January, with only 499 examples manufactured.

Officially retailing for over $1.3 million, all 499 cars were purchased by preferred clients before the first LaFerrari was even completed.

Ferrari LaFerrari Blu Elettrico

This uniquely specified LaFerrari was ordered new by noted marque enthusiast and collector Greg Whitten via Ferrari of Seattle, Washington.

Whitten selected this dynamic and breathtaking shade of Blu Electric over a timeless Cream full leather interior – the sole LaFerrari produced in this color combination.

As well as a dazzling color scheme, this unique LaFerrari is further enriched by a set of magnesium gray wheels housing black-painted brake calipers.

That’s in addition to a gloss black roof, and headrests embroidered with the famous Cavallino Rampant image.

Ferrari Classiche recently issued a “Yellow Book” which accompanies the sale.

Update: The Ferrari LaFerrari actually sold for below the predicted selling price and went for $4,075,000.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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