Wakeboarding Is a Lot More Fun when a Ferrari F50 Pulls You

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Photo: Jorge Gill's Youtube Account
A recent video posted by professional wakeboarder Jorge Gill on his YouTube account shoes how he is being pulled by a Ferrari F50 through a water canal. Even though the car’s V12 Formula One-inspired engine made the experience last for less than a minute, the daredevil literally rode behind the car.
The principle is quite simple: you’re an adventurer, you love water sports and you have a board. All together equals wakeboarding. Better put, it’s a surface water sport which involves riding a board on the surface of a body of water. Seen as a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing techniques, this new water sport has one great advantage - you can practice it everywhere.

This is why there are more and more people experimenting new ways of practicing this sport. After all, the Ferrari F50 is a lot more efficient than the average motor boats, considering the drag and the way the sportscar was built. Just as a short reminder, we’re looking at one of only 349 that were ever made.

Ferrari F50, a race-worthy hypercar

The Ferrari F50 comes with a 4.7-litter naturally aspirated V12 engine running 5 valves per cylinder, a mill that was developed from an actual racecar’s engine, the 3.5-liter V12 used in the 1990 Ferrari 641 F1-90 Formula One racer. This beauty is capable of doing the 0 - 60 mph (0 - 96 km/h) stint in 3.7 seconds, so we're pretty sure that using it to pull somebody must be a breathtaking experience.

Even though it’s not the best idea to tie a rope to the spoiler of a million-dollar hypercar, we have to admit that the wakeboarder did manage to keep going for almost 40 seconds, which is really impressive.

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