Every tifosi has dreamt of piloting a Formula One car on the open road. No traffic. No stop lights. No speed cameras. Just the sound of the car’s exhaust note reverberating off buildings — let alone the feeling of sheer speed — would be enough to redline the heartbeats of car enthusiasts anywhere.
In essence, the Ferrari F50 was just that: an F1 car at heart, but it was designed and built to drive on the road.
At its heart was a 4.7-liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine with five valves per cylinder and twin overhead camshafts per bank. It was derived directly from the engine used in the 1990 Formula One season. As fitted to the F50, it was capable of producing 520 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, but it could reach an ear-shattering 10,000 rpm. The 6-speed longitudinal gearbox and limited-slip differential was fitted behind the engine. To help rein in the power, massive drilled and ventilated disc brakes were fitted with Brembo-supplied, four-piston brake calipers.
This car has never been driven hard and accordingly, remains in beautiful condition, with 5,694 miles recorded at the time of cataloguing. It has received full Classiche certification with the Red Book accompanying the car to sale.