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.


Ferrari F40 LM
Ferrari F40 LM
“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.

Ferrari F40 LM
Ferrari F40 LM