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The first North American Ferrari F12 Berlinetta auctioned off for $1.125 million now protected with XPEL Paint Protection Film Clear Bra

American Red Cross

Last October, Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern United States with a ferocious rage. This category 3 storm that had winds exceeding 100 miles per hour, caused an estimated $75 billion dollars in damage, and 147 direct fatalities. The United States alone accounted for $71.4 billion and 72 of the direct fatalities. Immediately after the storm people rushed to the aid of the victims of Hurricane Sandy doing anything they could to provide shelter, clothing, food, and more. Dozens and dozens of organizations contributed to the relief efforts as well. In the media, Disney - the ABC Television Group raised $17 million, while NBC raised $23 million. Automotive companies reached a hand in to help with Toyota donating $1 million, Hyundai with $500,000 and Mazda with $100,000. Slowly but surely the rebuilding process had begun.

F12 for charity

The prancing horse is a world renowned emblem that to some symbolizes wealth and luxury, while to others it's a long racing pedigree of performance. Ferrari holds the title for the most Formula 1 Championships, and because of this, they held nothing back when it came time to design the successor to the 599. Named "Supercar of the Year 2012" by Top Gear Magazine,the F12 Berlinetta is the latest and greatest out of Maranello. The F12 comes packed with a 6.5L V12 that produces an astounding 731 horsepower, and 509 lb-ft, coupled with a seven speed twin-clutch transmission that will rocket the F12 to 60 in just 3 seconds flat. So naturally, when this car was released there was a big hype with everyone waiting in line to get one. The first one in North America however, comes with a story.

Formula 1 in Texas

Last November, an auction was held after the North American Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. On the auction block was the very first Ferrari F12 in North America. All proceeds were to benefit the American Red Cross. Ferrari started the bid at the MSRP price of $315,888. By the time the gavel fell, they had reached a final sale price of $1,125,000. A very generous man from New York was in town for the race, heard about the auction, and decided to show up. Little did he know, he would be paying around four times the asking price for the very first F12 Berlinetta in America, making a very generous donation to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. For his generosity, Ferrari threw in a day at Maranello, lunch with the CEO, and a Ferrari watch.

Paint Protection

Once the Ferrari got back to his home in New York the owner wanted to keep the car looking brand new, every day. So he called up Xtreme Vehicle Coatings and made an appointment to have XPEL Ultimate paint protection film installed. Protecting the high impact areas of the beautiful F12, a 24" hood, fender, bumper, mirror, and headlight kit was installed.

XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra

XPEL ULTIMATE leadsthe industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating.

Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your cars factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving.

Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties

Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wirebrush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source.

Not all Patternsare created equal

At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern youll have less to worry about, since the installer willnot be trimming the film on your vehicle.Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished.

Contrary to what some may believe its possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. WithXPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible,for example around theparking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision.

You can pick and choose your coverage options.

  • Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc...
  • Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk.
  • Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit
  • Rocker Panels
  • High Impact Areas