Ferrari F40 LM Prototype Sells for $5.4-Million, is Most Costly But – TechEBlog
This race-winning Ferrari F40 LM prototype, one in all nineteen constructed for racing by Ferrari’s GT racing accomplice Michelotto, has simply bought for a whopping $5.4-million on the Paris Retromobile basic automobile occasion. Within the LM spec, the engine churns out 700bhp – up from the usual 471bhp within the road-going model – and weighs a mere 2,314 lb. Different race upgrades embrace: a stiffer chassis, a gearbox constructed for the rigorous nature of endurance races, and plenty of aerodynamic enhancements. This explicit instance began out as a 1987 pre-production prototype for the F40 street automobile, after which finally bought to a non-public occasion within the early ’90s earlier than Michelotto transformed it into LM specification. Learn extra for extra photos and data.
“It didn’t participate in a race till 1995, on the peak of the BPR GT Collection, and competed till the tip of 1996, scoring a victory at Anderstorp in Sweden and podiums at Silverstone and Nogaro over the 2 seasons. At Le Mans it competed twice, ending 12th in 1995 however failing to complete in 1996. It then handed by way of collections for a few years, earlier than a full service final yr,” studies Automotive Seller Journal.
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