Some of the world’s most beautiful and exclusive cars can be found at an auction held by the likes of RM Sotheby’s, but seeing a Ferrari LaFerrari, a Porsche 918 Spyder and a McLaren P1 on the same list is a whole new level.
Putting to shame an extensive list of impressive motors, including a 959 and an F40, is what petrolheads often refer to as the ‘Holy Trinity’ of hypercars.
Automotive journalists and enthusiasts alike have struggled to gather the three in the past, though it has happened before (note that you’ll need cash… lots of cash).
The LaFerrari which features in the 2017 Villa Erba auction is an early one, produced in 2014 and delivered to its first owner in Italy in April that year.
As one of the fastest machines on the planet, its 6.3-litre V12 can put it over the hundred in less than three seconds, before reaching 300km/h just over 12 seconds later.
Sotheby’s says the car is essentially in new condition, and should therefore fetch a pretty penny (plus a few).
“Purchased in 2015 by its current custodian from Cesarmeccanica, the official Ferrari dealership in Salerno [south of Naples], the LaFerrari is presented today in near flawless condition, having only been driven 180 kilometres since new.”
One of its auction-mates, the 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder, should also find itself the subject of desire for auction attendees, as it’s the only 918 to wear Porsche’s ‘Arrow Blue’ colour.
Additionally, this 918 is fitted with the Weissach package which, for an extra tenth of the original price of the car, dropped weight and improved performance.
“Together, this accounted for a reduction of 45 kilograms of weight over the standard 918 Spyder and an instantly discernible increase in performance.”
Last, but most certainly not least, is McLaren’s arguable magnum opus, the P1 GTR.
The even more track-ready version of the P1, the GTR is a special edition which was “offered in conjunction with participation in a series of driving events at tracks around the world”. Making this example even rarer is that it's been converted by Lanzante to be road-legal.
“With just one private owner from new, this particular P1 GTR is offered today having travelled just 360 kilometres.”
“Furthermore, it is important to note that the car is accompanied by its original fight case containing factory-supplied tools, diagnostic equipment, and hybrid charging unit. It also has a beautifully tailored car cover.”
One would thing that there couldn’t be much more to see in a day than an Enzo, a BMW 507 roadster, a Diablo, two Countaches, and more vintage motorcycles than you could poke a stick at.
But there is, which is why we think RM Sotheby’s 2017 Villa Erba auction sounds like enthusiast heaven.