This LaFerrari Prototype is perfect for the avid collector

It's particularly special, as it's a third-phase prototype
  • A LaFerrari Prototype is headed to auction next week over at SBX Cars
  • Ferrari built just 500 models of the LaFerrari for customers, but also built a number of prototypes during its development, including this one
  • It’s a third-phase prototype, meaning it’s really close to a production model

Published on Apr 8, 2024 at 7:45PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 16, 2024 at 12:21PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray
This LaFerrari Prototype is perfect for the avid collector

Next week, a one-of-three LaFerrari Prototype is headed for auction over at SBX Cars.

You may think prototypes get destroyed after fulfilling their purpose, but Ferrari sells them on from time to time.

The vast majority of the time, registering them for road use is prohibited, and thus they can only be driven on a racetrack or private road.

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Just 500 examples of the LaFerrari were built for customers.

However, three prototypes were also produced for its development.

Whilst a few of these prototypes have come up for sale in the past, this particular example is a third-phase, or ‘third family’, pre-series illustrator prototype.

That means it’s virtually identical to the production model, however, it benefits from several unique elements.

These include Rosso Corsa and Matte Black paint, with white vinyl roundels and Pirelli graphics.

The supercar is sat on staggered 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, with the front finished in silver and the rears bathed in satin black.

There’s nothing to distinguish the interior of the 2014 LaFerrari Prototype from those that reached customers.

Its seats are clad in bright red leather with black piping, while the rest of the cabin is trimmed in black Alcantara and gloss carbon fiber.

Like all production LaFerraris, the prototype heading to auction is powered by a 6.3-liter V12 working in conjunction with a KERS-style setup.

Two electric motors are featured, one mounted to the gearbox aiding the engine by sending drive to the rear wheels, while the other takes some load off the engine by powering auxiliary devices.

The peak output of the system is 950 horsepower, or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration (0-97 km/h) in less than three seconds.

The LaFerrari prototype being auctioned off has only been driven 10,198 miles (about 16,412 km) and comes with Ferrari Classiche Certification to prove its provenance.

The auction is bound to attract the attention of collectors, especially those with a penchant for Ferraris, with final bids of beyond seven figures likely.

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