What It's Like to Race One of Ferrari's Most Beautiful Sports Cars

Top Gear's Chris Harris managed to drive a 250 LM at the Goodwood Revival. He's very lucky.

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With only 32 ever built, the Ferrari 250 LM is so rare, it's likely you'll never see one, let alone race one flat-out. Top Gear's Chris Harris got the chance to race a gorgeous 250 LM at the Goodwood Revival's famous TT race, and we're jealous. Thankfully, his experience was captured on video, so we can live vicariously through him.

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Harris and co-driver Gary Pearson's 250 LM was down on power compared to the AC Cobras and Jaguar E-Types on the grid, but excellent chassis setup made up for it. They started in 15th, and despite multiple perilous moments with other cars, managed a 7th place finish.

But what was it like actually driving the LM, Ferrari's last Le Mans winner? According to Harris, pretty damn great. It handles beautifully, and it sounds better than just about any car you can think of.

Yeah, we're definitely jealous.

Máté Petrány/Road & Track
Máté Petrány/Road & Track
Máté Petrány/Road & Track

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