Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is regarded as one of the world’s greatest racers; therefore pretty much everything he touches turns to gold, especially cars. A Ferrari FXX with Michael Schumacher’s signature on the bonnet is to go under the hammer at an auction in Berlin on 26th September, expecting to fetch a whopping £1.5m.
The Ferrari FXX is not only special due to its celebrity association but it is also an extremely rare edition, with only 30 of the vehicles being built back in 2006. With Schumacher’s car being number 29 of the 30 it boasts a great deal of speciality, being signed in the last year before his retirement.
Costing £2million from new purchasers enjoyed being added to the XX program; which included trackside support and maintenance. Where this is no longer a selling point can the car really reach the £1.5m that experts believe it can?
Under the bonnet
Based on the Ferrari Enzo, the FXX showcases a 6.3L V12 engine, delivering an impressive 809bhp at 8500rpm. Going from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds the car is undeniably impressive, but is the price tag a little optimistic? Leave your thoughts by commenting below.