1997 Ferrari F50

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Ferrari F50

In its early days, over 50 years ago, Ferrari built cars which could be used, with only a few minor alterations, for Formula 1 or Sportscar events or everyday on the street. However, as Formula 1 cars evolved, it became impossible for someone who was not a team driver or a collector capable of passing a series of private tests on the track, to take the wheel of a racing Ferrari. Ferrari decided to again give all its clients the chance for this experience. The F50 was the response to this technological challenge.

Thanks to the research made possible by Ferrari's vast experience in this field, producing over 45 racing models and over 120 GT and Sports models, the F50 was built to the same tolerances and with the same integrity as a Formula 1 car. The carbonfiber monocoque that enclosed the aeronautical rubber fuel tank, the V12 engine that acted as a load-bearing structure for . . . ( click here for full article )

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Performance
Top Speed 203.0 mph / 326.7 kph 0-60 mph 3.6 seconds
Skidpad 1.03g 0-100 mph 8.0 seconds
EPA City / Highway Not Available 0 - Mile 12.1 seconds
Drag Coefficient Not Available 0-100-0 mph Not Available
Slalom Not Available Stopping Distance Not Available

General Information
Base Price $480,000 Production Not Available
Powertrain Layout Mid Engine / RWD Steering Rack & Pinion with Power Assist
Body Material Honeycomb Carbon Fibre & Kevlar Front Wheels 18 x 8.5 in. / 45.7 x 21.6 cm
Brake Type Vented Discs Rear Wheels 18 x 13 in. / 45.7 x 33 cm
Brake Size F: 14 in. / 356 mm
R: 13.2 in. / 335 mm
Front / Rear Tires P245/35ZR-18 / P335/30ZR-18

Engine
Configuration 65 V12 Displacement 4,699 cc / 286.8 cu in.
Valvetrain DOHC 5 / cylinder Bore 3.35 in. / 85.0 mm
Power 513.1 bhp @ 8,500 rpm Stroke 2.72 in. / 69.0 mm
Torque 347.0 ft-lb. @ 6,500 rpm Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Redline 8,500 rpm Final Drive Ratio 3.70:1
Transmission 6-speed Manual Gear Ratios 2.79:1, 2.00:1, 1.59:1, 1.32:1, 1.11:1, 0.90:1

Dimensions
Wheelbase 101.6 in. / 2,581 mm Length 176.4 in. / 4,481 mm
Front Track 63.8 in. / 1,621 mm Width 78.2 in. / 1,986 mm
Rear Track 63.1 in. / 1,603 mm Height 44.1 in. / 1,120 mm
Weight Distribution Not Available Curb Weight 2,709 lb. / 1,229 kg

1997 Ferrari F50

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