It was just last week that Mecum Auctions announced that their upcoming auction in Monterey California will see an Aston Martin Vulcan go under the hammer. If like us you also thought that was as good as an auction could get, we were wrong. Today, the organisers have announced that the event, which will be held from August 18-20, will also have a LaFerrari going up for sale as well. We know there have been a few LaFerraris up for grabs earlier as well, but the one going on sale here is just one of three to sport the special Nero DS Opaco paintjob.
Also, the car in question has only got 211 miles (340km) on the clock, with a black interior and a set of black wheels, giving it an overall menacing look. Adding to this is the special steering wheel plaque that reads “Cavallo Infernale”, which roughly translates to Infernal Horse or Horse from Hell.
The rest is typical LaFerrari fare, including loads of carbon fibre, double wishbone front and multi-link rear, complete with magnetorheological damping and i stability control, electronic traction control, Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes and Pirelli P-Zero tyres wrapped around lightweight 19in front and 20in rear wheels.
Inside, the black leather is complemented by Alcantara, contrasted with red seat belts, stitching and piping. Both the multifunction steering wheel and pedals are adjustable, while the reconfigurable digital instrument panel gives the choice of a traditional central tachometer or a more competition-focused display.
The first Maranello car to feature a hybrid drivetrain, the LaFerrari brings together a a 6.3-litre 788 horsepower V12 engine that redlines at an ear-splitting 9,250rpm, and a 161 horsepower electric motor for a total system output of a whopping 949 horses.
While the LaFerrari’s original price was $1.4 million (Dh5.1 million), prices in the collectors’ market have shot up to nearly $5 million (Dh18 million). So it will be interesting to see if this special example of the rare hypercar will set a new auction record. We’ll know in just over a month’s time.