If someone ask me: “What is the most sexiest car ever made?” Answer is simple – Ferrari F50.
The idea for this F40 successor came from Piero Ferrari, then the company’s vice chairman. He drove an F40 to the office daily, and with Ferrari concentrating its racing focus on Formula 1, that made F1 a perfect starting point for Maranello’s highest performing new road car.
And powered by 4700cc V-12 used the 1990 Ferrari 641 F1 car’s block
The tub followed Formula 1 engineering principles. It was the central part of the car’s structure and was made entirely of lightweight carbon composites and adhesive materials.
At 513 horsepower, the Ferrari F50 was Ferrari’s most-powerful road car in 1995 year.
An “F1 car dressed as a road car” sums up the Ferrari F50.
The Pininfarina styling didn’t have the raw beauty of the F40, and bore little in common with any other Ferrari model, apart from the satin black finished side indent line and traditional paired rear light treatment. It had plenty of curves, intakes and exhaust slots, and an even more radical rear wing than the F40, but the body shape was more one of aerodynamic function than aesthetic pleasure.
Ferrari F50 was made in two bodytipes: Berlinetta (closed roof) and Barchetta (opened roof)
Rosso Corsa (Red): 302 / Rosso Barchetta (Dark red): 8 / Giallo Modena (Yellow): 31 / Argento Nurburgring (Silver): 4 / Nero Daytona (Black): 4
Other specs of F50
- Price in 1995 ~ 555.000$
- Weight distribution: 42/58
- Length: 4,496 mm
- Height: 1,120 mm
- Width: 1,986 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,581 mm
- Front track: 1,621 mm
- Rear track: 1,603 mm
- Front tires: 245/35ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano (35psi)
- Rear tires: 335/30ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano (30psi)
- Transmission: with limited slip differential
- Clutch: twin plate
Gallery of F50
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