Ferrari F50 

  • $480k built in Italy
  • 1995-1997
  • 514 HP 4.7L
  • 201 mph
On the fourth lap, the F50's speed drops to 191.6 mph, and radiator coolant is fizzing out of the overflow vent.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 1997)
And the F50 probably isn't as fast as the F40.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 1997)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari F50


Ferrari F50
3.5 s
5.2 s
Ferrari F40
3.8 s

Top speed

Ferrari F50
201 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph
Reventón Coupe
221 mph


Ferrari F50
3.7 s
11.6 s
Diablo VT
8.4 s

1/4 mile

Ferrari F50
11.5 s
13.4 s

Fiorano lap time

Ferrari F50
Ferrari F40

Data points Key details of the Ferrari F50


Number built

Ferrari F50
349 cars
7,177 cars
Reventón Coupe
21 cars

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Ferrari F50
The body is made completely of composites, specifically carbon fiber, kevlar and Nomex honeycomb.
Providing a basis for the F50 is a carbon fiber tub incorporating the interior and rubber compound fuel tank.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Price $480,000
Type of car Production car
Year 1995-1997
Highest auction price 1995 Ferrari F50 Show Car, $742k, January 2011
City mileage 8 MPG
Highway mileage 16 MPG
Number built 349 cars


Chief designer Pininfarina
Chief engineer Carlo Chiti
Platform Ferrari F50
Generation First Generation
Body style Berlinetta
Top type Hard removable


Transmission make Ferrari 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.93:1
  2. 2: 2.16:1
  3. 3: 1.68:1
  4. 4: 1.36:1
  5. 5: 1.11:1
  6. 6: 0.9:1
Axle ratio 3.7:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Lower Wishbones with Coilsprings, Independent
Rear suspension Lower Wishbones with Coilsprings, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 14 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo 13.2 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano
Front wheels 245/35 18
Wheel material Magnesium alloy
Rear tires Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano
Rear wheels 335/30 18
Wheel material Magnesium alloy

road tests

Top speed 201 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.5 s
0-100mph 3.7 s
0-200kph 11.7 s
Fiorano track time 1:27.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:05.81
Drag coefficient 0.37

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 514 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Maximum torque 347 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.3 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion


Engine make Ferrari V12
Displacement 4,698 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.35 in / 2.72 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system None
Valves per cylinder 5 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,976 lb
Width 78.2 in
Height 44.1 in
Length 176.4 in
Front track width 63.8 in
Ground clearance 3.9 in
Wheelbase 101.6 in
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