Ferrari F40 vs Ferrari F50

Picture of Ferrari F50
Picture of Ferrari F40
Category Ferrari F50Ferrari F40
Engine layout 4.7 l V122.9 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 520 / 513478 / 471
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 470 / 347575 / 424
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1334 / 29411283 / 2829
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 390 / 384373 / 367

Lap Times

Track Ferrari F50Ferrari F40
Fiorano 1:27.001:29.60
Tsukuba 1:05.811:03.73
Suzuka 2:26.522:25.26

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance Ferrari F50Ferrari F40
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 8.5 s7.7 s
0 - 150 mph 18.3 s16.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.1 s @ 103.1 mph8.4 s @ 102.5 mph
1/4 mile 11.9 s @ 122.9 mph11.7 s @ 126.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 19.0 s @ 153.5 mph19.0 s @ 159.1 mph
Est. 1 mile 30.8 s @ 176.5 mph29.7 s @ 184.5 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance Ferrari F50Ferrari F40
0 - 40 kph 1.2 s1.5 s
0 - 80 kph 2.8 s2.9 s
0 - 100 kph 3.7 s4.0 s
0 - 180 kph 10.0 s9.3 s
0 - 200 kph 11.7 s10.4 s
0 - 250 kph 20.1 s17.8 s
1000 m 21.1 s @ 257.0 kph20.2 s @ 265.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 7.9 s7.0 s

General performance

Category Ferrari F50Ferrari F40
Top speed 326 kph (203 mph)327 kph (203 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.81 g (8 m/s²)0.68 g (7 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration 0.95 g (9 m/s²)1.01 g (10 m/s²)
70 mph - 0 54 m (176 ft)66 m (218 ft)


Category Ferrari F50Ferrari F40
Track Performance 288292
Straight line speed 17371819
Total 20262110


There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Brijo fire   7m ago

There is a clear winner!the Ferrari F40 came also looks much better without the stupid hood looks more original!omg I'd do anything for one of those

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hostboy  11m ago

F40 is only quicker in the low-end range because of the turbos and the longer gear ratios that are compatible with its torque curve. The actual winner here is the F50. It doesn't launch as good or accelerate as hard solely because it is a naturally aspirated high-revving car with identical peak power and peak torque.

The F40 makes 522hp@7775rpm (actual) while the F50 makes 603hp@8700rpm (actual). Their power-to-weight ratios are 379hp/tonne and 408hp/tonne, respectively.

F40: Zero to 30mph in 2.0s, 60mph in 3.5s, 100mph in 6.9s, 124mph in 11.1s, 155mph in 17.9s, 186mph in 29.3s, and 200mph in 47.9s.

F50: Zero to 30mph in 2.1s, 60mph in 3.7s, 100mph in 7.1s, 124mph in 11.4s, 155mph in 18.3s, 186mph in 27.6s, and 200mph in 33.6s.

Honestly though, I view the F40-to-F50 transition as similar to a LaFerrari-from-SF90 transition.

Also, the F40 makes 511lb-ft@4750rpm whilst the F50 makes 364lb-ft@8700rpm.

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Cauf40f50  2y ago

F1 car for the road is slower than a rally car inspired vehicle for the road


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Jeff  6y ago

I have a 288GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, La Ferrari (first and only in Dublin Ohio), 918 Porsche, and a La Ferrari Asperta plus a GT40, Ford Gt 2004, 2017 Ford GT, 1990 Acura NSX, 97, 05, and 2017 NSX. The fastest car I own is a fake Ferrari Testaross with a Fiero body that does the quarter mile in 10.5. 10.5minutes. If u want a La Ferrari u can have mine, we just have to steal it from the guy down the street I let barrow. There's also a guy in a $700/month apartment with an M3 and a Lamborghini S L who actually keeps it parked outside in the snow like a maron.The La Ferrari was in Road and Track with the 918. People in Columbus Ohio must have some money or not enough since.

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BR2+  6y ago

The F50 never ran an 11.1s stock time, That time was done by BM, And was certainly not stock, When it comes to 1/4 times, BM is one of the last you should listen to, They are WAAAAYy ahead of EVERYBODY else when it comes to 1/4 times, An Evo IX doing a 12.5? an R34 doing a 12.0? A 2008 GTR beating an 2008 LP640 in the full mile? Dude just no..

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hostboy  6y ago

The slowest Enzo ran probably an 11.8-11.9 1/4-mile time (in the dried rain, if you count the 3.9sec 0-100kph and 10.6 0-200kph times). The quickest F50 ran 11.1. The quickest F40 did 11.3. The F40 beat the Enzo before the Enzo was even out from 100-200 in AMS.

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BR2+  7y ago

Ha, 10 years what! teen baby!

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FastestLaps  7y ago

yeah.. I remember seeing you for the first time in 2013 when you barely knew how to walk - a toddler. Time flies...

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saxy  7y ago

Are u kidding me? I've been here for 4 years already?

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FastestLaps  7y ago

F50 and F40 can't compete with Enzo in any way shape or form. But they can compete with each other.

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BR2+  7y ago

...Did you just say the F40, F50 and Enzo are...Equally fast?...Dude, Just what are you smoking?

And since when has an F50 and CTR2 EVER been faster then a CTR3 and Enzo?

Dude you need help..

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hostboy  7y ago

The F40, the F50, and the Enzo are equally fast. There's no real performance difference between the three of them. The "Supercar Mafia" period as I call part of these cars ran from 1986 through 2010. 24 years!! It ended with the Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV. The Porsche 959 and the 911 GT1 and the Carrera GT are equally quick until around 100 mph. The Bugatti EB110 (not even SS) was surprisingly as fast as AutoCar's McLaren F1 in GenteMotori. The Veyron was the only mega-supercar that was excluded from this group, which created the "Hypercar Mafia" actually, but the Hypercar Mafia was really held back until the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, and the Lamborghini Veneno were introduced. Hypercar Mafia has been on the run since 2005 with the Veyron.

This is why, a Ruf CTR and Ferrari F40 will always be as fast as (or faster than) the CTR2 and F50, and on a few occasions, faster than the CTR3 and Enzo!!!

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RSC  7y ago


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saxy  10y ago

the F40 had more power than claimed, and simply was faster than expected. The F50, though fast, wasn't that spectacular after the engine was detuned for more reliability. Ferrari didn't allow much testing of the F50 because one it didn't need to in order to sell, and mostly because it wasn't as good as the F40

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BR2+  10y ago

In all honestly, I don't ever think the F50 had its claimed power, Ive been to around 3 dyno tests of an F40s, latest was in 2007 of March, and they produced well over the advertised 478Bhp, Great for the buyer, but I don't see why Ferrari would make it slower then the next SuperFerrari? Thas like an Enzo being faster then a LaFerrari, Never really got that.

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Flabernat  10y ago

@ lafars
Best video by Chris Harris yet, and he's got a LOT of good ones. Major props to the owner of those cars for letting him drive them, like that... :)

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ddd  10y ago

F40 VS F50 - drag race from roll start - 50 km/h - which is gonna win ?

In my opinion F40 wins...

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Karthick01  10y ago

Ferrari F40 wins.

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Shaggy  10y ago

@ lafars: Awesome video. ;)

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Viking  10y ago

@lafars great video!