'One of a kind' Chinese Ferrari goes to auction

A limited edition Ferrari would undoubtedly be a 'holy grail' among collectors - but how about a one-of-a-kind Ferrari?

The renowned Italian carmaker has joined the legion of high-level luxury brands eager to break into the growing Chinese economy.

Only 12 examples of the special edition 599 GTB Fiorano, the "599 China Limited Edition", will be released, available to the Chinese market.

And, of these 12, one is the most unique of all. It features a distinct bodywork design by the Chinese artist Lu Hao, reports Luxist.

Hao has adorned the car's smooth bodywork with a Oriental faded green pearl pattern, apparently inspired by the Ge Liln porcelain of the Song dynasty.

The 599 GTB Fiorano, painted by Lu Hao
The Fiorano has been designed by Chinese artist Lu Hao


The Hao-painted Fiorano will remain the only example of its kind, and will be auctioned for charity in Beijing on November 3.

Although the "porcelain" 599 GTB is the most unique, each of the 12 Forianos have been designed in collaboration with Hao.

They each feature a number of home-grown touches, including a rev counter marked with ancient Chinese characters, a jade-green starter button, and even luggage decorated with the Silk Road which was originally taken by Italian explorer Marco Polo across China.

Another Ferrari currently holds the record as the most expensive car ever sold at auction. A Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $12.1m in October.



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