Developed out of Ferrari's GTO Evoluzione project, the F40 Competizione was a full-house competition version of the sublime F40, suitable for a wide range of racing series. The differences between the road and racing cars are subtleâ€”the carbon fibre splitter, rear diffusers and adjustable rear wing are the most obvious. The car was completed at the end of 1988. When it was tested in 1989, it clocked in at a high of 367 km/h and went from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds.
Only 18 F40 Competizione were built and most of the cars went to personal collections and museums.
Originally used for one of the F40 prototypes, chassis 74045 was rebuilt into a F40 LM in 1992. It was acquired by Michel FertÃ© in 1994, who campaigned the car for two seasons in striking French blue racing colours with Pilot sponsoring. At Le Mans 1995, Ferte's F40 Competizione with race number 34 finished 12th overall and sixth in the very competitive GT1 class - Ferrari's first Le Mans finish in many years. This is a truly unique piece perfect for any collection!