The Ferrari F50 (Type F130) is a mid-engine range-topping sports car manufactured by Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari from 1995–1997. Introduced in 1995, the car is a two-door, two seat targa top. The car is powered by a 4.7 L naturally aspirated Tipo F130B 60-valve V12 engine that was developed from the 3.5 L V12 used in the 1990 Ferrari 641 Formula One car. The car's design is an evolution of the 1989 Ferrari Mythos concept car.
Only a total of 349 cars were made with the last car rolling off the production line in July 1997.
|Designer||Lorenzo Ramaciotti and Pietro Camardella at Pininfarina|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car (S)|
|Body style||2-door Targa top|
|Layout||Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|Related||Ferrari F50 GT|
Ferrari 333 SP
|Engine||4.7 L DOHC 65 degree Tipo F130B V12 |
|Power output||382 kW (519 PS; 512 hp)|
|Wheelbase||2,580 mm (101.6 in)|
|Length||4,480 mm (176.4 in)|
|Width||1,986 mm (78.2 in)|
|Height||1,120 mm (44.1 in)|
|Curb weight||3,080 lb (1,397 kg) |
Following the motorsport theme of the Ferrari F40 LM, Ferrari developed the F50 GT in collaboration with its racing partners Dallara and Michelloto to which was a prototype based on the F50 that was built to compete in GT1-class racing. Notable changes made to the car include a fixed roof, a large rear spoiler, new front spoiler, adjustable suspension system, Speedline racing alloy wheels with racing slicks and a large rear diffuser. The 4.7-litre V12 engine in the F50 GT was tuned to generate a power output of around 551 kW (749 PS; 739 hp) at 10,500 rpm. A test held in 1996 proved the car to be quicker even than the 333SP, but this went unnoticed as Ferrari cancelled the F50 GT project due to entry of purpose built racing cars in competition such as the Porsche 911 GT1 and due to lack of funding, instead focusing on Formula One after the BPR Global GT Series folded. Ferrari sold off the three complete chassis that were built - the test car 001, 002 and 003. Chassis 002 and 003 had bodies fitted before being sold. The remaining three tubs were reportedly destroyed.
Automotive magazine Car and Driver tested an F50 in 1997 and published the following results:
The F50 had the following track times:
The F50 is featured on the cover and in the racing video game Need For Speed II.
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|8 cylinder||Mid-engine berlinetta||308||308 i||308 QV||328||348||360|
|208||208 Turbo||GTB/GTS Turbo||F355|
|Mid-engine 2+2||308 GT4||Mondial 8||Mondial QV||Mondial 3.2||Mondial t|
|12 cylinder||Boxer berlinetta||365 BB||512 BB||512i BB||Testarossa (F110)||512TR||F512 M|
|Grand tourer||250||275||365 GTB/4
|2+2 grand tourer||250 GT/E||330 GT 2+2||365 GT 2+2||365
|365 GT4 2+2||400||400 i||412||456||456M|
|Supercar||250 GTO||250 LM||288
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