1989 Ferrari F40 LM

0
1

The factory never intended to race the F40, but the car saw competition as early as 1989 when it debuted in the Laguna Seca Raceway round of the IMSA, appearing in the GTO category, with a LM evolution model driven by Jean Alesi, finishing third to the two faster spaceframed four wheel drive Audi 90 and beating a host of other factory backed spaceframe specials that dominated the races. Despite lack of factory backing, the car would soon have another successful season there under a host of guest drivers such as Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Jacques Laffite and Hurley Haywood taking a total of three second places and one third.

Although the F40 would not return to IMSA for the following season, it would later be a popular choice by privateers to compete in numerous domestic GT series including JGTC. In 1994, the car made its debut in international competitions, with one car campaigned in the BPR Global GT Series by Strandell, winning at the 4 Hours of Vallelunga.

In 1995, the number of F40s climbed to four, developed independently by Pilot-Aldix Racing (F40 LM) and Strandell (F40 GTE, racing under the Ferrari Club Italia banner), winning the 4 Hours of Anderstorp. No longer competitive against the McLaren F1 GTR, the Ferrari F40 returned for another year in 1996, managing to repeat the previous year’s Anderstorp win, and from then on it was no longer seen in GT racing.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 2.9L V8 Twin Turbo
Weight: 1,050 kg / 2,314 lbs
Power: 566 kW / 760 hp / 756 PS
0-100 kph: 3.1 seconds
Torque: 706 Nm / 520 lb-ft
Top Speed: 368 kph / 228 mph

VIDEO

1989 Ferrari F40 LM
1987 Ferrari F40

To celebrate their 40th anniversary Ferrari unleashed the F40, a car that is routinely considered one of th...

2015 Ferrari Sergio

Designed by Pininfarina, just six of this incredibly limited edition roadster are being built. The car was...

1993 Ferrari 333 SP

Intended for customer racing only, the Ferrari 333 SP was designed specifically for the new IMSA prototype...

2015 Novitec Rosso Ferrari California T N-Largo

The Ferrari California T is one of the world’s most sought-after roadsters. NOVITEC ROSSO, the leading refi...

Ferrari 458 Italia 2015

This new Ferrari is also a major leap forward when it comes to cutting emissions. Despite the fact that the...

2011 Gullwing America Ferrari F-340

The new F-340 Competizione is a one-off creation based upon the striking 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta...

2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica

Combines Ferrari 12-cylinder berlinetta performance with a highly original, innovative take on the converti...

2015 Ferrari FXX K

Ferraris XX program sets it's sights on the LaFerrari, producing the quickest Ferrari to date. Developed wi...

2019 Ferrari SF90

Meet the new red and black Ferrari Formula 1 car ready to take on the Mercedes in the 2019 F1 championship....