Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Production years: 1995, 1996, 1997
The F50 was one of the most outrageous Ferrari ever made. It carried-over Formula 1 technologies and installed them on a street vehicle.
Ferrari built 349 units, but it sold only 348 of them. The carmaker reserved the last one for its museum. The engineers took the engine from a Formula 1 car and adapted it for road use, increasing its displacement from 3.5-liter to 4.7-liter. The rear suspension was attached to the engine, which was an incredible idea to make the car lighter.
The car's styling was unique on the market due to its massive wing in the back. Pininfarina designed the vehicle with a pair of extracting vents on the front compartment's lid. The aerodynamic package was intense, and it produced a negative lift for the car, which was the main reason why the car couldn't do more than 202 mph (325 kph).
Inside, the carmaker dropped the ideas from the F40 and added some comfort features, such as door-handles and door-pockets. The windows were still cranked, with no power options for them. The bucket-seats were race-inspired with high bolstering and Alcantara wrapped. Since it was a supercar, Ferrari didn't consider covering the carbon-fiber elements with leather or other exclusive materials.
Under the hood, which was in the rear, Ferrari installed a naturally aspirated V12 engine paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. It produced an impressive 110 hp/liter, which was a record for those times. That record was broken a few years later by the Honda S2000 with 120 hp/liter.
ENGINE SPECS - 4.7L V12 6MT (520 HP)
|Power:||382 KW @ 8500 RPM|
520 HP @ 8500 RPM
512 BHP @ 8500 RPM
|Torque:||347 lb-ft @ 6500 RPM|
470 Nm @ 6500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Multipoint Injection|
|Top Speed:||202 mph (325 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.9 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||245/35 ZR18 || 335/30 ZR18|
|Length:||176.4 in (4481 mm)|
|Width:||78.2 in (1986 mm)|
|Height:||44.1 in (1120 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||63.8/63.1 in (1,621/1,603 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||101.6 in (2581 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||3.9 in (99 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||1.4 cuFT (40 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||2712 lbs (1230 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||3351 lbs (1520 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||8 mpg US (29.4 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||11 mpg US (21.4 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||9 mpg US (26.1 L/100Km)|