918-Mile LaFerrari Is Ready To Break Records

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Are you in the market for a burgundy hypercar?

Back when they were new, it was tough to decide which one of the Holy Trinity of hypercars you'd take home.

The McLaren P1 was savage, the Porsche 918 Spyder was a technological marvel, and the LaFerrari was a Ferrari dialed up to 11. Each of these cars was sold in limited numbers, which made them an immediate investment. Ten years later, people are starting to reap the rewards.

While it was a struggle to decide which is best, there's no doubt which one is the most valuable. Earlier in the year, a 5,000-mile Porsche 918 Spyder sold for $1,405,000 on Collecting Cars. In May 2021, the first-ever McLaren P1 had an estimated price of $1 million.

But LaFerraris have always sold for ridiculous money. Back in 2017, someone paid $2.54 million for one not even homologated for road use, and the current record standard ay just under $10 million for a LaFerrari Aperta. But there could be a new recordholder soon.

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That's because a highly unique 2016 LaFerrari will soon go under the hammer via RM Sotheby's. We're not 100% convinced the standard car is as unique as the Aperta, but this one has a few key selling points that make it very, very special.

It only has 918 miles on the clock, and it comes with fitted luggage. We're slightly disappointed that someone bought this car and never bothered to drive it properly. Still, now someone else has the opportunity to drive what is essentially a brand-new LaFerrari.

This particular unit is, uhm, brown, or perhaps burgundy. The color is called Vinaccia, and it's the only one of its kind. The interior is bespoke and selected to match two of the owner's other historically significant Ferraris.

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The original owner only kept it for a year or two before it was sold to the consignor. Since then, it has been held in controlled storage, most likely waiting for prices to increase to ridiculous levels. That time is now, it seems.

LaFerrari was one of the first hybrid hypercars, equipped with a 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V12 capable of revving to 9,250 rpm. The V12 produces 789 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. It works with a 161 hp electric motor to produce a combined power output of 949 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque. No reserve is mentioned, but we don't expect this to go cheap.

As far as historic Ferrari's go, it has no chance. A Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $48 million, while a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM racing car sold for $22 million.

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