The F40 is surely the favorite special edition Ferrari for any fan of forced induction. Celebrating the Italian super car maker’s 40th anniversary, the 288 GTO’s twin turbocharged V8 was fitted in between the wheelbase of wedge shaped rocket ship made from kevlar and carbon fiber. Not only did the F40 pave the way for future greats like the F50 and Enzo both ten and twenty years later. Although the men from Maranello never intended to compete with the F40, the special edition super car made its race car debut in 1989 at Laguna Seca competing in the GTO category of IMSA competition with Jean Alesi behind the wheel.

Fast forward a couple of decades and the question then becomes, what do you do with a twenty year old super car? Sure you could restore it to what it was like when new, but even then modern super sports cars like the BMW M5 will leave you in their slipstream on the street. One particular Ferrarista decided to take his aging F40 and give it a new lease on life as an LM racing recreation. The car was rebuilt from the ground up and has everything the old race car came with, except that it was built with the knowledge of how to make an F40 go. The LM spec race car has everything from a fully adjustable suspension and Motec gauges to the original LM computer and turbochargers, albeit being fed from a fresh set of pipes. The owner has yet to turn a wheel on the track with the car and he is staring the bidding war at $200,000. So far there haven’t been any bidders and we have a feeling that in this climate, two hundred grand is quite a lot to pay for a 20 year old car, even if it is a red Ferrari.


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  (344) posted on 01.24.2010

For a car enthusiast, there is no money wasted in buying old cars. This Ferrari is worth all your dollars. You can find more happiness on cars that are vintage and exclusive.

  (428) posted on 01.10.2010

The first thing I noticed on this 989 was the headlights and on that year, the power of this sedan was that amazing that have an output of 300 HP. Nevertheless, this Porsche proves how stylish the body design is where the sales went up and compare it to the sales of Ferrari in 1989, Porsche wins for 9% sales.

  (555) posted on 01.6.2010

Few cars sound as pissed off as a Ferrari F40 LM, the gut wrenching rawness of this car evokes such a passion out of an enthusiast, that if you don’t feel anything, well you my friend are not a true auto enthusiast.

  (1) posted on 01.6.2010

Wow... you can spend 200 grand on a new Ferrari! Which, by the way, can be seen at the Detroit auto show this year.

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