Porcelain Ferrari sells at auction for $2.4 million

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

The unique Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano China sold for €1.2 million.

Chinese artist Lu Hao hand-painted the 599 with pottery patterns from the Song Dynasty. The artist used a “cracked glaze”pattern, with raised ridges designed to simulate cracks in the surface of ancient porcelain.

Inside, the traditional Ferrari ‘Start’ button on the steering wheel is jade-encrusted and the numbers on the rev counter are written in ancient Chinese Xiao Zhuan script.

Other items auctioned off included a Michael Schumacher-signed helmet and race-worn overalls from F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella

The money raised by the charity auction of the Ferrari 599 China will allow students from Tsinghua University’s Department of Automotive Engineering to study at Italy’s Politecnico di Milano University and to do an internship at Ferrari’s factory.