A stunning one-off special created by one eccentric owner, yet not regarded as a real Ferrari by the company itself. This is the F40 LM Barchetta. The story starts with in 1993, with former racing driver Jean Blaton purchasing a factory-built F40 LM, that spent it's life racing in the North American IMSA GT Series. Jean desired the car to be different to that of which any collector could attain. He contacted Tony Gillet to change the F40 LM by removing the roof off the car, and doing the unthinkable of hacking up a rare Ferrari.
The powertrain remained untouched keeping the F40 LMs highly tuned 760 hp twin turbo V8 configuration. The double-wishbone suspension setup was completely re-engineered with a push-rod actuated coilover, 4 wheel independent setup. Removing the roof caused a significant loss of rigidity and strength in the chassis, and required installation of a tubular steel support cage around the driver cell complete with roll-over hoops. New body panels were required including the engine cover to maintain the appearance of a complete car that could have come from the factory.