Auto enthusiasts know that the Ferrari LaFerrari was codenamed “F150” during development, and for those that always wanted to own a piece of history, this first-phase test mule prototype, called “M6”, is heading to RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction on May 14, 2022. This heavily modified Ferrari 458 Italia comes complete with detachable test-mule panels used in development, including stickers and switchgear around the cockpit.
It features the 458 Italia’s smooth uninterrupted side panels, but without the side-mounted air scoops, and is powered by a V-12 Type F140FB engine. This particular first phase LaFerrari prototype was used between May 2011 – December 2012 as a development model for the testing of mechanical components (brakes, steering, suspension and tire integration), while also marking the first application of an ESP (Electronic Stability Program) in the LaFerrari project.
- Features a LEGO toy car model of the 1970 Ferrari 512 M, & a Ferrari racing driver minifigure complete with a race suit, wig & crash helmet
- Packed with details! Plenty of room for a driver minifigure and lots of authentic detailing
- Explore the car’s stunning aerodynamic design as you recreate it piece by piece & put your masterwork on display to admire
All around this intriguing example, there are remnants of its past, not limited to the hand-cut access panels on the outside, also including exposed metalwork around the cabin, hand-written marker annotations, printed tester’s notes stuck to the dashboard, and exposed mechanical works behind the seats. The prototype is offered for sale with the additional exterior panels that it wore during testing. The car is officially recognised by Ferrari, and is Ferrari Classiche-certified with an accompanying Yellow Book,” said RM Sotheby’s.