After Hurricane Sandy left areas up and down the East Coast damaged, Ferrari raised $345,000 in response in just two weeks for The American Red Cross, but the automaker didn't stop there. Ferrari recently announced that they raised an additional $1.5 million for the Red Cross to help out those affected by the superstorm.
The bulk of the donations were through a winning bid of $1,125,000 at an auction for the first F12berlinetta in the United States, while the automaker raised more than $50,000 in online and in-person donations for the auction.
"This evening's auction of the highly anticipated F12berlinetta together with the significant contribution from the Ferrari dealer network demonstrate the strong bond between the Prancing Horse and its North American clients," said Marco Mattiacci, president & CEO of Ferrari North America. "With the attention of the motoring world turned to the Formula 1 Grand Prix this weekend in Austin, and extremely high demand for the new F12berlinetta, this was the perfect time and place to raise much-needed funds for the continuing effort to assist those effected by Hurricane Sandy, and we are proud of the results."
Experian released a report expecting that more than 9 million cars were registered in areas where Sandy inflicted her most damage. Individuals with damaged cars should head to a local auto body shop for engine and brake checks.