The F40 was built by Ferrari from 1987 to 1992. It was built in response to the Porsche 959, which was one of the most advanced sports cars built in the late 1980s. In 1995 the F40 was replaced by the F50, which was also intended to be raced in the same forms of motorsports as the F40, but never was.
The Competizione model was a more powerful version of the F40 and its LM variant. Only eight of these were built, and two LM models were built to Competizione specs.