First US Ferrari 458 Italia auctioned off for Haiti relief –

Ferrari wanted its new 458 Italia model to make a big entry onto the US market, and has recently organized a private gathering in South California, where celebrities and traditional clients were invited.

This is where the first US-spec 458 Italia was presented to the public, and was also auctioned off, with 100% of the money going to relief efforts in Haiti. Guests were touched by the noble endeavor from the Italian carmaker, and the winning bid was an impressive $530,000.

The money for the car, as well as the proceeds gathered from auctioning off Fernando Alonso’s F1 racing suit and two VIP Ferrari tickets to the upcoming Canadian GP (totaling $72,000), will all be donated to the Catholic Medical Mission Board and the William J. Clinton Foundation, both working towards helping Haiti residents.

No word on when the official launch of the 458 will take place in the USA, so stay tuned for more details soon enough.

Source: Ferrari

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