Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ferrari F50

The F50 was launched in 1995 as a celebratory piece for the 50th anniversary of Ferrari. There were 349 F50 units built worldwide, with 50 units made for US customers. This makes the supercar one of the rarest to find nowadays. The Ferrari F50 was the closest thing to a road-going Formula 1 car the company has ever built. The F50's dynamic and purist approach to achieve high performance allow the supercar to be free of power steering; power assisted braking and ABS.

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. It makes 513 hp @ 8000 rpm.
The F50 was made to deliver extensive use of composite materials, F1-style construction technology and aerodynamics. An F40 successor, the F50 was Ferrari's ultimate machine of the nineties.
RM Sotheby's sold Mike Tyson's F50 for a whooping $3.87m in 2017, making it the most expensive example ever sold.
Billed as “undoubtedly one of the most desirable F50s in existence” one of four uber-rare Ferrari Nero F50’s crossed the block in 2017 for $ 3.1m.