1988 Ferrari

F40 LM

INTRODUCING THE

FERRARI F40 LM

If ever a car was conceived to be a no compromise representation of what a name represented in the world of automobiles, a celebration of its existence no less, then this is IT. But not just any old name. This is a Ferrari, created 40 years after the Cavallino Rampante marque was unleashed on the world. Production began in 1987 to celebrate the Ferrari marque’s 40th birthday and the last model to be signed off by Enzo Ferrari himself, 14 months before he passed away, aged 90. As a result, the car was dedicated to Il Commendatore as a symbol of his achievements.

Styled by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina, the F40 was designed to put Maranello back at the pinnacle of supercar stardom. It was a bare-knuckled street fighter looking to take on all comers. The powerful mid-mounted 3-litre engine made the F40 the first production car capable of exceeding 200 miles per hour. The chassis is a spaceframe with wide-based unequal-length wishbones and Koni fully-adjustable dampers at each corner. Brakes are non-assisted, non-ABS 14-inch Brembo discs.

This car was built in 1990 and is one of the last of 1 315 F40s that were built.

Top speed

325+ km/h

Transmission

Five-speed manual

Power

400 kW at 7 000 r/min (Michelotto Stage 1 conversion)

Engine

All-alloy 2 936 cm3 90-deg V8, twin-turbo, quad-cam, 32-valves, fuel injection

TECHNICAL

SPECIFICATIONS

Year

1987

Country of Origin

Italy

Engine Type

All-alloy 2 936 cm3 90-deg V8, twin-turbo, quad-cam, 32-valves, fuel injection

Power Output

400 kW at 7 000 r/min (Michelotto Stage 1 conversion)

Transmission Type

Five-speed manual

Braking System

Top speed

325+ km/h