At Sotheby’s auction will sell a unique Leman Ferrari F40December 25, 2018
The Sotheby’s auction house will auction a unique Lehmann Ferrari F40 LM, built by Michelotto atelier to the order of racer Rene Herzog. The car was tentatively estimated at 5.3-6.1 million dollars.
The Ferrari F40 LM with chassis number “74045” was based on a pre-production prototype of a road supercar, which in 1992 was sold to Rene Herzog, a member of the Le Mans series and IMSA. He immediately handed the car to Michelotto to build the LM version. In 1995, the supercar was sold to the GT Racing team, which took part in the European GT championship.
In April, at the preliminary races of the participants of the “24 Hours of Le Mans”, the new owner of the car, the French team Pilot-Aldix, was fifth in the overall standings and was the fastest in the GT1 class. In qualifying F40 LM came seventh and second, respectively. Marathon Pilot-Aldix finished in 12th place in the overall standings and sixth in GT1. This result is considered the best in the racing history of the Ferrari F40.
From the usual F40, the Leman version of the supercar differs in the increased output of the 2.9-liter twin-turbo “eight”. Instead of 478 hp and 577 Nm of moment, it betrayed 720 hp and 706 Nm of moment. From a spot to 100 kilometers per hour, the F40 LM accelerated in 3.1 seconds — a second faster than a road car. The maximum speed of the supercar was 367 kilometers per hour.
In addition, the F40 LM received a lightweight body kit, a stiffer suspension, enhanced brakes and a racing transmission.
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