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 |  Nov 09 2012, 9:45 AM

The first Ferrari F12 Berlinetta bound for the United States will be auctioned off with the proceeds being donated to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

Originally debuting at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Italian automaker will auction off the F12 Berlinetta exotic on November 17th at the Formula One United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Those that can’t make the trek to Texas can also contact a local Ferrari dealership to learn how to place bids.

Ferrari North America saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy up close and personal, with its headquarters located in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The exotic won’t be on sale in America until the second quarter of 2013 and will start at $315,888. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the first vehicle auctioned off for much more.

“Here at Ferrari, we have experienced and seen the devastation that Hurricane Sandy has caused in the affected area firsthand,” Marco Mattiacci, chief executive and president of Ferrari North America said in a statement. “We want to use our event next week at Formula One in Austin to give back to our local community by auctioning the F12 Berlinetta.”

GALLERY: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

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GALLERY: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

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[Source: NY Times]