The Ferrari F50 is a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive supercar first introduced by Ferrari in 1995 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. As part of the “Halo Ferrari Series” it represents the pinnacle of F1 derived racing technology that Scuderia Ferrari could incorporate into a road car at the time. Limited to just 349 examples worldwide it is still the second rarest Halo Series Ferrari after the 288 GTO and certainly far rarer than the F40, of which 1,315 were produced. Being the successor to the legendary F40 this newer model brought along some interesting new differences, the main difference being the engine.
The F50 is powered by a 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, which had been developed directly from the 1989 3.5-litre V12 Formula One car. The V12 of the F50 had a more than fifty per cent greater engine capacity than its forced induction predecessor. The engine preceded the car, being derived from an older vehicle however it outputted a promising power figure of 512hp, with drive being delivered through a 6-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels.
The Ferrari F50 was designed from a purist’s approach to a supercar, lacking power steering, power assisted braking or even ABS. This was the closest road-going car to a Formula One car that Ferrari had ever built. Even the construction style and aerodynamics heavily resembled the 1989 Formula One car, which is put on full display when the rear quarter is opened to reveal the monocoque chassis design. The Ferrari F50 is a uniquely designed car even by the standards of today and are becoming increasingly hard to come by as their value and collectability become rightfully recognised.
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