Check Out The Cars Being Auctioned At This Year’s Abu Dhabi Formula 1

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You’re going to need your cheque book…

On Sunday, December 1, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is taking place at the Yas Marina Circuit. The night before, at 9pm on Saturday, November 30, you have an opportunity to celebrate by bidding on your own rare and expensive hypercar.

RM Sotheby’s, the classic car auction specialist, is hosting an event in conjunction with the race, offering a series of 40 low-mileage cars from their original owners, including a 2015 Ferrari FXX K, never before seen at a public auction. The cars will be paraded around the circuit, with the auction itself held on the Formula 1 grid.

Here are some of the highlights:

Ferrari FXX K (est AED14.69-16.52 million)

The FXX K was launched at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Yas Marina Circuit in 2014. It’s the marque’s most potent track-only, limited-production model, producing 1,035 bhp. This version has 250km on the clock, and can still be taken to Ferrari’s own track days, held at circuits all over the world, with engineers and test drivers on-hand to offer advice.

Maserati MC12 (est AED9.54-12.85 million)

One of 50 limited editions built in 2005, delivered new to Hong Kong. The MC12 has remained with its original owner ever since, and is presented with less than 1,950 miles, making it one of the lowest-mileage examples in existence.

Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss (est AED9.36-10.09 million)

A single-owner example of the rarest and final version of the Mercedes-Benz/McLaren SLR, built in 2010. Inspired by Sir Stirling Moss’s 1955 Mille-Miglia-winning 300 SLR, this is one of only 75 ever made. Just 500km on the clock from new.

Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0 SE (est AED2.03-2.75 million)

Built in 2001 as the 40th of 42 6.0-litre Special Editions, with just 18 miles from new. Factory-finished in exclusive Marrone Eklipsis paint, this Diablo would make an outstanding addition to any supercar collection as a rare boutique-edition car.

Koenigsegg Agera R (est AED7.34-9.18 million)

Only 18 of the 2014 Koenigsegg Agera R were built, and only two finished in blue carbon-fibre. The car is capable of running on both petrol and E100 biofuel, producing more power on the latter at 1,140 bhp. This example has less than 4,400 miles from new.

McLaren P1 GTR (est AED8.07-8.81 million)

An ultra-low production version of the P1, built in 2016, with 986bhp, an interior stripped for lightness, a single fixed carbon-fibre bucket seat, and a steering wheel modelled on one used by Lewis Hamilton. Just 58 were built, and this example has a special-order colour scheme.

McLaren Senna GTR (est AED5.53-6.42 million)

Built to honour the memory of Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna, just 75 of the 2019 McLaren Senna GTR were produced. It has a colossal output of 814bhp, with this particular model offered from its original owner with near-delivery mileage.

Other cars to look out for include a 2011 Aston Martin One-77, presented by Auction4Wildlife to benefit African Parks; a one-off 2017 Pagani Zonda Aether; a Classiche-certified 1990 Ferrari F40 signed by Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel; and a 2015 Jaguar C-X75 used as the villain’s car in James Bond movie Spectre.

Interested bidders are invited to call RM Sotheby’s London office on +44 207 851 7070 to register for the event. Download the full auction catalogue here.

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