Ferrari 599XX Evo auctioned to Benjamin Sloss for $1.78 million

Benjamin Sloss, an executive of Google, has already confirmed himself as an automotive addict. He has recently won a stunning Ferrari 599XX Evo with a generous bid in Ferrari’s official international on-line auction. The funds earned through the charity will reportedly be directed towards the victims of the earthquakes that struck the Emiglia Romaga region in northern Italy, during the month of May.

The car is extremely rare, being appointed an extreme sports berlinetta. It embodies Ferrari’s best engineering up to date, achievements reached by the Research and Development division of the GT class, through their extensive advanced experimentations and activities, in F1.

The car was sold for a whopping $1.78 million, significantly more than the estimated pre-auction price of $1.6 million. The yellow Ferrari 599XX Evo was handed to its Californian new owner on the occasion of a special ceremony that took place in Monza by the President of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, along with Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso, members of the Scuderia Ferrari.

A plethora of other Ferrari-linked items were given away on the occasion of this auction, like a V8 engine from a retired F1 racecar, a racing suit worn by former F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella, Prancing Horse timepieces and helmets donated by Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. They were all put up on the international auction held by the brand from Maranello.

The Ferrari 599XX Evo, apart from its stunning looks, boasts with a V12 beast under the bonnet, having completed the Nürbürgring racetrack in just 6:58:16, backed by an output of 740 HP and active aerodynamics. Sloss’ wife was present at the event as well, and they were both photographed outside the motorhome of the team, with the guys at Ferrari beside them.