1st Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in PH ready to be delivered to buyer

By Vernon B. Sarne
 

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

What you see here is the very first Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to arrive in the Philippines (at least to our knowledge, unless there's another one sitting in the warehouse of some gray-market importer). We found this at the showroom of the only authorized Ferrari distributor in the country, Autostrada Motore.

Showroom officials wouldn't tell us the going price--lest the BIR go after the buyer--but they confirmed that this unit is already sold. They expect two more units to arrive this year and another four next year.

Now, this is the fun part of the story. A not-so-little bird in the showroom told us that the buyer of this Berlinetta purchased this car apparently because he urgently needs to grow his small Ferrari collection now. Why? Because he wants to buy a LaFerrari. The connection? Well, it is said that the ultra-exclusive LaFerrari is only sold to "very special Ferrari clients" since only 499 units will ever be made. And you become very special to Ferrari, our source told us, if you own at least five cars from Maranello.

Wow. Rich-people problems.

Photo by Vernon B. Sarne

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  • car_mac Aug 01 2013 @ 04:58pm
    And thats indeed a rich-people problem
  • dragun Aug 01 2013 @ 05:24pm
    a VERY rich-people problem
  • aventador Aug 01 2013 @ 07:29pm
    panakip butas lang yung f12 haha
  • GotToRead Aug 01 2013 @ 09:26pm
    That is one nice marketing strategy by Ferrari....
  • The Stig Aug 02 2013 @ 03:39am
    Dumating na pala ferrari ko!(dreaming. . .)LOL
  • atmar Aug 02 2013 @ 07:42am
    sad.......
  • yokam888 Aug 02 2013 @ 07:53am
    sana revillame, pangilinan or pacquiao nakabili. hindi napoles ^_^
  • bryanjeffrrey Aug 02 2013 @ 03:18pm
    this is a US market car. note the side amber side marker on the front bumper which is required in the US
  • gogogo Aug 02 2013 @ 05:52pm
    bumili ng F12 para maka bili ng LaFerrari.... -_-
  • oh_noh Aug 04 2013 @ 12:31am
    bumili ng f12 berlinetta para lang mag-qualify na makabili ng laferrari, napakabigat ng problema ng buyer nito :P
  • carlo999 Aug 04 2013 @ 07:40am
    akala ko ba soldout na yung laferrari?
  • olshonogo Aug 06 2013 @ 07:33am
    A Napoles??? I wouldn't be surprised.
  • twenk123 Aug 07 2013 @ 08:20pm
    But MVP already has a brand new Tesla... hindi siguro kanya ito ^^
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