Pictures of Ferrari F50 cars from car shows, car museums and classic car auctions across the U.S.
The Ferrari F50 was introduced in 1995 to celebrated Ferrari's 50th anniversary. This mid-engined, convertible, two-seater supercar featured an improved version of the Ferrari V-12 engine originally developed for use on the 1992 Ferrari Formula One race car.
Program duration: 1995 to 1997
Limited production of 349 cars
Price (1995): $480,000
Ferrari F50 Description
The Ferrari F50 was designed with the idea of making a Formula One car for the street. This supercar was a more civilized and user-friendly version of the famous high-performance cars that have made the Ferrari name so well known. A carbon-fibre monocoque chassis and a purely functional interior kept weight to 3,080 pounds.
Suspension on the F50 consists of double wishbones and inboard pushrod-operated springs. The engine was an F1 unit stroked to increase displacement while maintaining a 8,700-rpm capability. The V-12 also includes dry sump lubrication, titanium connecting rods and five valves per cylinder operated by four camshafts.
Ferrari also began development of the F50 GT, building a prototype based on the F50 to compete in GT1-class racing. The car had a fixed roof, large rear spoiler, new front spoiler and other adjustments. The 4.7 liter engine was tuned to produce approximately 750 horsepower. Ferrari canceled the GT project and sold the three chassis that had been built.
In 1998 the Sultan of Brunei commissioned a custom F50 variant based on the F50. This one-off car, called the Bolide, was delivered the same year.
Ferrari F50 Performance
- Top speed: 202 mph
- 0 to 60 mph: 3.7 seconds
- 0 to 100 mph: 7.3 seconds
- Standing 1/4 Mile: 11.1 seconds @ 123 mph
- Fuel Economy: 8 to 11 mpg
Ferrari F50 Specifications
- Engine: Type F130 SFE 4.7 VJGAEA
- Location: Mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
- Configuration: 60-valve 65-degree V-12
- Aspiration: Natural, with Variable Length Intake Manifold via butterfly valve in Intake Manifold
- Intake Manifold: Carbon Fiber
- Block: Nodular cast iron
- Heads/Pistons: Light-alloy aluminum heads/forged Mahle pistons
- Oil Sump: Aluminium
- Connecting Rods: Forged titanium
- Crankshaft: Forged steel
- Cam covers/Oil and Water pump housing: Magnesium sand castings
- Exhaust Manifold: Stainless steel
- Weight: 436.5 lb
- Timing gear: 5 valve/cyl (3 intake, 2 exhaust), 4 overhead camshafts (2 per cylinder bank) driven by low-noise Morse chain
- Displacement: 4698 cc/286.68ci
- Max Power: 513 bhp (383 kW) @ 8000 rpm
- Max Torque: 347 ft·lbf (470 N·m) @ 6500 rpm
- Power/Disp.: 109.1 bhp/litre
- Weight/Power: 5.8 lb/bhp
- Bore x Stroke: 3.35 in. x 2.72 in.
- Bore:Stroke: 1.23:1 (Oversquare)
- Compression: 11.3:1
- Redline: 8500 rpm
- ECU: Bosch Motronic 2.7 (controls the fuel feed, ignition timing, and variable length intake and exhaust systems)
- Fuel Feed: Sequential injection
- Ignition: Bosch Static electronic distributorless ignition
- Lubrication: Dry Sump, tank incorporated within the final drive housing, 3 scavenger pumps
- Variable Intake: Butterfly valve in carbon fiber intake manifold closed at low rpm, open at high rpm
- Variable Exhaust: Butterfly valve in upper tailpipes closed at low rpm, open at high rpm
- Fuel Tank: Foam filled, aeronautical-style Sekur rubber bladder, 27.7 US gal.
Ferrari F50 Dimensions
- Weight: 2976 lb.
- Distribution: 42%/58% (front/rear)
- Length: 176.4 in.
- Height: 44.1 in.
- Width: 78.2 in.
- Wheelbase: 101.6 in.
- Front track: 63.8 in.
- Rear track: 63.1 in.
Ferrari F50 Transmission
- Configuration: Longitudinally 6 Speed Manual + Reverse, Limited nipple Differentialized, RWD
- Gear ratios: 2.933:1 (1st), 2.157:1 (2nd), 1.681:1 (3rd), 1.360:1 (4th), 1.107:1 (5th), 0.903:1 (6th), 2.529:1 (Reverse)
- Final drive: 3.70:1
- Flywheel: Steel
- Final Drive Assembly: Aluminum sand casting
- Remaining gearset housing: Magnesium sand casting
- Support bracing: Steel
- Clutch: Dry, twin plate
- Cooling: Oil-water intercooler between gearbox lubricant and engine
Ferrari F50 Colors
- Rosso Corsa (Red): 302
- Giallo Modena (Yellow): 31
- Rosso Barchetta (Dark red): 8
- Argento Nurburgring (Silver): 4
- Nero Daytona (Black): 4