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Special edition model has been created by Chinese artist Lu Hao

Ferrari has launched a one-off 599 for auction, which has been designed by Chinese artist Lu Hao.

The unique model will be auctioned off at a Ferrari charity gala auction in Beijing on 3 November.

See the hi-res Ferrari 599 China Limited Edition picture gallery

Hao has used Ge Liln porcelain of the Song Dynasty as his inspiration, and added it to this Ferrari's design. Only a few hundred pieces of Ge Kiln porcelain exist today, all of which are priceless treasures.

Other special features include a Jade start button and a gold-coloured rev counter with ancient Chinese script Xiao Zhuan. The later is also seen in the Ferrari 599 HGTE China Limted Edition, which has also been launched.

Special edition Ferrari 599 launched

Ferrari Asia Pacific CEO Marco Mattiacci said: “The 599 China Limited Edition model is a true masterpiece, combining rich Chinese artistic heritage with Italian design in a most spectacular way.”

Some of the proceeds raised from the auction will go towards Chinese automotive engineering students.

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RobinPJ 6 October 2009

Re: One-off Ferrari 599 for auction

It just goes to show - money cannot buy taste...