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  Ferrari F50

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1995 - 1997
Numbers built:349
Introduced at:1995 Geneva Motor Show
Internal name:F130
Designed by:Pininfarina
Predecessor:Ferrari F40
Successor:Ferrari Enzo
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 01, 2005
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Click here to download printer friendly versionMarketed as a 'Formula 1 car for the road', the F50 proved that it was just that. Launched at the Geneva Motorshow, two years short of the company's 50th birthday, it was the successor of the F40. F1-technology and materials were found throughout the F50.

A one piece carbon fibre monocoque type chassis is used. Directly bolted on the monocoque, the V12 engine carries the rear suspension, in true F1 style. This V12 engine is directly derived from the contemporary 3.5 litre V12 engines and used the same 5 valve per cylinder technology. The 520 horses produced are sent through a six speed manual gearbox to the 355 mm wide rear wheels.

Peak power is achieved at a relatively high number of engine revolutions. This makes the F50 is a true driver's vehicle that needs to be driven hard to get the maximum out of.

Only 350 F50s left the Maranello production line, with 349 sold to the public and one kept in Ferrari's collection.

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