Ferrari to auction the first F12berlinetta in the US to support hurricane Sandy relief

Back in August, Ferrari unveiled its new top-of-the-line sports car at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance called the F12berlinetta. The car is set to officially debuted in the United States in the first quarter of 2013 at a price starting at $315,888. The car uses a V12 engine under the hood that is naturally aspirated.

The engine produces 730 hp and 730 pound-foot of torque with 80% of that torque available at 2500 RPM. The engine revs to 8700 RPMs and uses a dual clutch paddle shifted transmission. Ferrari claims the vehicle can go from 0 to 100 kph in 3.1 seconds.

Ferrari announced that is going to be offering well-heeled buyers out there a chance to on the first F12berlinetta in the United States. During the Formula One United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas next weekend. Interested bidders will have the opportunity to attend an auction where they'll have the chance to purchase the very first version of the car in the United States.

The car is being auctioned off to support Hurricane Sandy relief with all proceeds from the auction being donated to the American Red Cross. The last car Ferrari auctioned off for charity raised nearly $1.8 million. Ferrari North America CEO and President Marco Mattiacci said,"The F12berlinetta is already in high demand, and we expect the auction to yield a significant contribution to storm relief."