Unique Ferrari F40 sold for 5 million euros

Unique Ferrari F40 sold for 5 million euros

February 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The car was built by Michelotto

At the RM Sotheby’s auction in Paris, Ferrari F40 LM supercar 1987 was sold for 4,842,500 euros. This car twice participated in the marathon “24 Hours of Le Mans” – in 1995 and 1996. The best result of the car was the 12th place in the overall standings.

The car was built on the basis of a pre-production prototype Ferrari F40 – in fact, this is the third model of the model, which was assembled by the company for testing. In 1992, the car passed to the participant of the series “Le Mans” and IMSA René Herzog. He handed over the supercar atelier Michelotto to build a racing modification.

The variant for “Le Mans” differs from the usual F40, forced by the 2.9-liter “eight”. Its power was increased from 478 to 720 hp. The first 100 km/h such a car is gaining in 3.1 seconds – a second faster than a road supercar. Maximum speed – 367 kilometers per hour.

Also, the coupe has a racing gearbox, reconfigured suspension and more powerful brakes. The mass of the car was reduced to 1050 kilograms.

The auction organizers sold the supercar cheaper than expected. They planned to earn at least 5.3 million euros for the car.