The Ferrari F40 is the spiritual successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, and was also intended to mark the celebration of Ferrari’s 40th anniversary. It is also the last Ferrari automobile to have been personally approved by founder Enzo Ferrari.
|Configuration||F120B 90º V8|
|Construction||light alloy block & head|
|Displacement||2,936 cc / 179.2 cu in|
|Bore / Stroke||82.0 mm (3.2 in) / 69.5 mm (2.7 in)|
|Valvetrain||4 valves / cylinder, DOHC|
|Fuel feed||Weber-Marelli Fuel Injection|
|Aspiration||Two IHI Turbos with two Behr intercoolers|
|Power||720 bhp / 537 kW @ 7,500 rpm|
|Torque||706 Nm / 521 ft-lbs|
|BHP/Liter||245 bhp / liter|
There were only 19 examples of the F40 LM ever made, and given the type of automobile that it is, it would be safe to say that they haven’t gotten any cheaper over time. In fact, that is probably a huge understatement.
The most recent and notable exchanges have occurred over the last few years, with one example changing hands in 2013 for $2.09 million USD and 2014 for $2.2 million USD.
In 2015, another F40 LM sold for $3.3 million and in early in 2019 (as mentioned earlier in this article), yet another example would end up being auctioned off for a record €4,842,500.