Ferrari marked its 70th anniversary in grand fashion with a weekend of celebrations at Maranello, where more than 4,000 clients and almost a thousand cars from across the globe converged on the company’s famous test track in Fiorano.

The event in Maranello is a culmination of a year that has already featured a whole programme of celebratory events spanning 60 different nations (Malaysia included).

Part of the festivities is the ‘Leggenda e Passione’ auction organised by RM Sotheby’s, where the 210th LaFerrari Aperta was auctioned off for 8.3 million euros (RM41,857,447).

That amount eclipses the 500th LaFerrari coupe (US$7 million) that was auctioned off in December last year to benefit reconstruction efforts in the areas affected by the devastating earthquakes that struck central Italy.

All proceeds from the sale of the 210th LaFerrari Aperta will be donated to the ‘Save the Children’ charity, an international programme focusing on education.

The car itself is finished in a Rosso Fuoco metallic paint finish, paired with Bianco Italia double racing stipes on the bonnet and rear. The interior features generous applications of black Alcantara and shiny black carbon-fibre, as well as red leather inserts on the seats and red stitching.

Aside from the hybrid open-top hypercar, several other extremely valuable Ferraris were also sold at Fiorano. These include a a California 250 GT SWB for 7.9 million euros (RM39,840,221), a 1958 250 GT Cabriolet Series I for 4.7 million euros (RM23,705,247) and the aluminium-bodied 365 GTB/4, which went for 1.8 million euros (RM9,075,326).