7 Seconds of Sublime Pleasure

The 92nd 24 Hours of Le Mans is looming. It is scheduled for 12-16 June 2024 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans.

Porsche won in 2025, 2016, and 2017; Toyota won in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

In 2023, Ferrari achieved its first Le Mans victory since 1965, with the No. 51 Ferrari 499P driven by Pier Guidi, Calado, and Antonio Giovinazzi.

For the budding 24-hour racers amongst you, Ferrari has built the 499P Modificata.

Created to celebrate Ferrari’s glorious history in Endurance racing.

The Ferrari 499P Modificata is a strictly limited-series track-only car derived from the 499P Le Mans Hypercar racecar.

The interior is sparse and only provides a single seat.

An important modification to the 499P Modificata is introducing the ‘Push to Pass’ system.

The ‘Push to Pass’ is activated using a button on the back of the steering wheel.

The system only operates when the accelerator is at full throttle for no more than 7 seconds per activation.

Driving will be part of Ferrari’s new Sport Prototipi Clienti program, which provides trackside support and logistics for international track events.

The events will run alongside the existing F1 Clienti programme.

So, if you have a spare £5 million or so to spend on a limited-use, scant, non-road-going single-seater, then the Ferrari 499P Modificata is for you.