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Charity Auction Offers Fast-Track Delivery Of Lamborghini Aventador Roadster 22
Mar
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Charity Auctions, Editorial, Kurt, Lamborghini, Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador Roadster on 03 22nd, 2013
Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador Roadster
Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador Roadster

Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador Roadster

If you put your money down today on a 691-horsepower, V-12 powered Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, you’d be looking at a delivery date in the spring of 2014. Despite the car’s $448,295 price of admission (including a destination charge of $2,995 and a Gas Guzzler tax of $3,700), demand for the open-air supercar is far outstripping supply.

It’s easy to understand why. The car looks great, and its functional two-piece carbon fiber roof panel is far better engineered that the soft tops used on previous drop-top Lamborghinis. Performance-wise, the car can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds (aided here by its all-wheel drive), before reaching a top speed of 217 mph. If you have the price of admission, it’s easy enough to justify the car for its noise alone.

Now, thanks to charity gala One Night For ONE DROP (which works towards a goal of enough clean water for everyone on earth), you can bid on an Aventador Roadster for delivery in Las Vegas, Nevada, this August. That’s likely over six months sooner than you can take delivery in the United States otherwise, even if you have incriminating photos of you Lamborghini dealership’s sales manager. On top of being among the first in the United States with an Aventador Roadster, you’ll be supporting a truly worthy cause, too.

If you want to enter a bid above $465,000 (the current minimum), head on over to the Charitybuzz website before the auction ends on April 4. If you still want to support a worthy cause, but can’t quite swing nearly half a million for a new Lamborghini, the charity auction website is selling plenty of other stuff in support of One Night For ONE DROP. We’d gladly bid on a meet and greet with Jay Leno, including a tour of his car collection, if it weren’t already priced beyond our means.



Ferrari Delivers 599XX Auctioned For Italian Earthquake Relief: Video 11
Sep
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Charity Auctions, Ferrari, Ferrari 599XX Evo, Kurt, News, video on 09 11th, 2012

Mr. and Mrs, Sloss pose with their new baby – Image: Ercole Colombo for Ferrari

When back-to-back earthquakes struck Italy’s Emilia Romagna region last May, Ferrari was one of the first companies to step up to the plate to provide assistance for those impacted by the disaster. The Italian automaker quickly organized a charity auction, with the crown jewel of the auction being a Ferrari 599XX Evo.

If you’re wondering why you’ve never seen a 599XX Evo at Cars and Coffee, there’s a reason: the 740 horsepower, v-12 powered prancing horse is part of Ferraris Corse Clienti program, which means the car isn’t legal for road use. Instead, owners have the opportunity to drive their cars at scheduled track days, booked at some of the greatest circuits in the world.

As Left Lane News explains, the winning bidder paid $1.78 million for the privilege of owning the 599XX Evo. In addition to the use of the car (which is stored and maintained by Ferrari), the winning bidder had his picture taken with Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo and Ferrari F1 drivers Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso.

Wondering who the lucky bidder was? None other than Google’s Benjamin Sloss, proving that (for some, anyway) there really is money to be made on the internet.







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