The F50 was created to celebrate Ferrari’s 50th anniversary and developed with F1 technology.
These cars had the difficult task of succeeding the iconic F40. In contrast to the twin-turbo V8 of its predecessor, it uses a naturally aspirated 4.7-litre V12 derived from their 1990 F1 car. Like F1 cars, Ferrari developed a carbon fibre monocoque and the Pininfarina body was wind tunnel-tested and made of a combination of carbon fibre, kevlar and Nomex honeycomb. Despite all this technology it’s an iconic old-school analog car with a gated six-speed manual gearbox.
The car was unveiled at the 1995 Geneva Salon with 349 were going to be made, one less than they thought they could sell, a strategy to ensure that demand always exceeded supply.
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Mileage: 11,368 kilometers
Year/Make/Model: 1995 F50