Anything you can do, I can do better. It might as well be the battle cry sung along the autostrada between Maranello and Sant'Agata Bolognese. Because Ferrari and Lamborghini have been at each other's throats like the Sforzas and the Medicis for decades. So if you thought the notion of Lamborghini charging €2 million for a track-bound production version of the Sesto Elemento sounded crazy, look no further than their cross-town rivals for the precedent.
Here's a rare Ferrari 599XX – and a sinister one at that, decked out all in black – up for sale in France. It's one of only 30 examples made for the company's exclusive client test driver program and packs a screaming 720-horsepower 6.0-liter V12 with all the latest wind-cheating, stop-watch trouncing technology the company's considerable army of engineers has come up with. It's not every day that one of these goes up for sale. In fact, this is the first one we've seen.
So what's the asking price? €1,315,600 – used. (That's about $1.9 million at current exchange rates.) You can bet it was driven hard, too. What's more, someone will most likely snap it up in due course. And if someone can spend €1.3 million on a used Ferrari track car that's based on an existing production model, suddenly it doesn't seem so far-fetched to imagine Lamborghini finding 20 buyers willing to shell out €2 million on a completely new one.
Head on over to JamesList for the full listing. We've got the regrettably low-res images of this particular example compiled for your viewing pleasure in our gallery, but for a better look at the gaggle of 599XXs we encountered up close and personal at Miller Motorsport Park, follow the jump.