1996 Ferrari F50SOLD
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For Ferrari's fiftieth anniversary, another limited production supercar was planned. Following the release of a car like the F40 was no easy task and the F50 had to impress. Adopting Formula One technology would be a major selling point for the F50. As such, Ferrari made no compromises to comfort when designing the car.

Providing a basis for the F50 is a carbon fibre tub incorporating the interior and rubber compound fuel tank. Attachment points for both the engine/transmission unit and front suspension are provided by aluminium inserts. Behind the rear bulkhead, the engine and transmission unit provide structural support for the car removing the need for a sub frame. As such, the rear suspension connects directly engine and gear box unit.

The F50 is suspended via double wishbones with inboard damping and springing. Damping is an area in which the suspension excels, especially for the technology available during the era. Electronic damper units continually modify the level of damping to suit the many dynamic states of the F50. An electronic control unit (ECU) manages damping rates in real time, monitoring lateral acceleration, longitudinal acceleration and steering angles to select the optimum degree of damping. Such a system reduces body roll and stabilizes the aerodynamics around the car. Electronic damping systems, like the one found of the F50 are currently being employed on regular production Ferraris including the 575M.

Direct links in the F50's suspension system yield precise wheel movement. This means the F50 has no rubber elements in the entirety of the system. These linkages offer a firm and accurate ride, and do not compromise to driver comfort.

For braking, the F50 uses Brembo vented discs with four-piston aluminum calipers. Reinforcing the serious nature of this car, the brakes do not have an anti-lock system and are unassisted.

Both the 288 GTO and Ferrari F40 feature turbocharged V8s. The F50 is unlike these cars as it uses a engine motivated by the 1994 Ferrari 412T Formula One car. It features a narrow angle V12 which is similar to the one in the 1994 412T. The F50's version has an increased capacity of 4.7 litres to offer increased torque and driveability.

The block itself is made from cast iron, with aluminium cylinder heads. Just behind the engine is a magnesium oil unit and longitudinal gearbox. The oil unit provides the links to the suspension and is an integral part of the engine's dry sump system.

Inside the combustion chamber resides five valves, three for intake and two for exhaust. The idea being that smaller valves allow a higher flutter speed. In the F50's case, the valves can cope at speeds up to 10 000 rpm.

While Pininfarina is responsible for the F50 styling, the wind tunnel largely shapes both the roadster and coupe version of the F50. The body is made completely of composites, specifically carbon fibre, Kevlar and Nomex honeycomb. To remind the owner of was lurks under the red, yellow or black paint, the carbon fibre weave is visible in the texture of the body.

0 ľ 60 mph is reached in 3.7 seconds, 0 ľ 100 mph in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph can be reached. This is achieved via a 65 degree 4.7 litre V12. The F50 weighs in at 1320 Kg.

The car that we have on offer is a 1996 car, Red with Black. 4,800 kilometres. Tools, Luggage and Hard Top with Case. Perfect condition. (Similar car pictured).

Please contact Jeremy Cottingham for further details.

Reference Number 124

as of 5/21/2006

Car 1996 Ferrari F50
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
Mileage 4,800 miles 
Options Interior: Leather interior 
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