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Ferrari F50 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1270-1397 kg (2800-3080 lbs)
Dimensions 4.48 m (176 in) long, 1.99 m (78 in) wide, 1.12 m (44 in) high
Wheelbase 2.58 m (102 in)
Power / weight 390 ps (384 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 352 Nm (260 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1995
Origin country Italy
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Performance

Top speed 326 kph (203 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.2 s
0 - 80 kph 2.8 s
0 - 100 kph 3.7 s
0 - 180 kph 10.0 s
0 - 200 kph 11.7 s
0 - 250 kph 20.1 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 8.5 s
0 - 150 mph 18.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.9 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile 11.9 s @ 122.9 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 19.0 s @ 151.6 mph
Est. 1 mile 30.7 s @ 171.5 mph
1000 m 21.1 s @ 257.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 8.0 s
Est. max acceleration 0.82 g (8 m/s²)
70 mph - 0 54 m (176 ft)
Lateral acceleration 0.95 g (9 m/s²)

More acceleration times

Ferrari F50 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type naturally aspirated 65 degree 60 valve V12
Displacement 4.7 l (287 ci)
Power 520 ps (513 bhp / 382 kw) @ 8000 rpm
Torque 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) @ 6500 rpm
Power / liter 111 ps (109 hp)
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

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Exodia  2d ago

Just found this Japanese review of the F50
https://youtu.be/qDYK6kVnlFI
At 8:00: 400m in 11.109@204.9 kmh.

In the same vid he gets a 11.293@203.6 kmh in the F40. And a 12.139@187.5 kmh in a Diablo SV. He was getting some very quick shifts compared to other reviewers. In another video he got an 11.04 in a McLaren F1.

I know it's technically not a quarter mile (402m) but still.

 

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FastestLaps  2d ago

I am aware of this video. That recording of 400 m pull with Tubi exhaust proves that F50 is the best sounding road car in human history.

But some ppl here were unhappy about having this time published because allegedly Tubi exhaust makes it not stock.

Despite this, I have published all F50 laptimes by BM, which were with the same Tubi setup. My position is that F50 such a rare jewel that we can be a bit more lenient with the mods. It's better to have some data than no data for this classic.

The Tubi exhaust definitely has much less effect than modern track-focused semi slick tyres, which would be perfectly "legal" fitted to classic car, as per FL ToS.


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Exodia  2d ago @FastestLaps

Ok cool. Thanks for looking into it. I was wondering since these cars are so rare it's hard to find ones that don't have any changes. And yea I agree, a muffler change is such a minor change compared to switching tires like many other cars have. Also people don't believe the quick times these guys at BM get but you have to remember that all the drivers on BM are former racercar drivers and are very renowned in japan motorsport. That explains why they always change gears so quickly and always get perfect heel-toes on downshifts.


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fakekillerfour  1m ago

Change the main photo to the following:
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Bernardo  2y ago

Numbers Ferrari F50 test Road and Track?



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Good Gamer  3y ago

I think BM clocks faster performance because unlike other magazines,they use pro drivers.Infact thats the only magazine which I completely trust for lap times.I think that's why F50 is slower than F40 in most tests.Regarding tsukuba time both F1 and F50 are slower because of damp weather,F40 did 1;06.45 in similar conditions.

Here are some F50's performances
Lateral acceleration 0.95g(1.2g claimed)
Top speed 195mph
70-0mph 175ft
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/ferrari-f50-road-test-tutti-in-pinta-page-2


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BR2+  3y ago

Yea, I question ALL of BestMotoring acceleration times, They are SOOOO much faster then Anybody else, Off by huge margins, And i dont see any superior launches or shifts then anybody else, Hell these are the same people that tested the GTR and it was faster in the Mile then an LP640..


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Thiago_Lins  3y ago

0-400 m. 11'109 - 204.9 kph

 


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BR2+  4y ago

Not that, I ment the fact that you said tere were no HyperCars in the 90s.

Now i know that term is subjective, And stupid if you ask me, But given "What" peopel call "HyperCars" today, They certainly well did exist in the 90s, Way beyond the level of the F50.


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Ameer Hamdhi  4y ago

@BR2 i say the F50 and F1 etc are hypercars but i dunno if others consider it. don't care any but the F50 is a legend for sure.


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BR2+  4y ago

LOL No HyperCars

Stupid term but lol


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Ameer Hamdhi  4y ago

My mistake yes back in 90's no hypercars, i was considering it in modern terms, and YES the king remains to be the mighty McLaren F1 probably the finest car ever made. Even in terms of Ferrari the F40 out performs on straight lines. its not a ground breaker, but a better feel, especially above 4000 RPM.


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BR2+  4y ago

I agree somewhat, That the front end could be better, I always did think it was a little "Weird" for the time, But i certainly wouldnt call it ugly, I think it looks bloody fantastic, Specially from the rear, IMO the F1 doesnt hold a candle to this in the looks or sound department. If anything the F1 is WAY to plain for what it is, And spending THAT much on it doesnt really justify it for me. Now if were talking about 90s cars in the looks department, The R390, And 962LeMans are 2 of my all time favorite looking SuperCars from that era, And would take them vastly almost over any car from any period. But i certainly understand why someone could call the F50 not the best looker, But i certainly wouldnt.


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FastestLaps  4y ago

Beauty is in the eyes of beholder. I think its a handsome car from every angle. I can see how someone may not have taste for the front end / headlights of the F50. But you, CoolShiftGuy must spend more time looking at it. After a while you will start to like it lol

Its the "le'ts get rid of popup headlights" era for supercars. Jaguar XJ220 has similar headlights and indicators.


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Flabernat  4y ago

No wayyy, the F50 is a great looking car! And it's my favorite Ferrari, ever.


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CoolShirtGuy  4y ago

Yep. Sorry, but I think it has the ugliest front end ever put onto a Supercar. The F40 looked like it was trying to appear happy, but was actually depressed and not hiding it very well. But the F50...It reminds me of a dumb face someone would make for a selfie.

I mean, look at the McLaren F1, then look at this thing.


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FastestLaps  4y ago

Did...You just call the F50...Ugly as sin?...........

He disrespected my favorite car lol


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BR2+  4y ago

.......Did...You just call the F50...Ugly as sin?...........


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CoolShirtGuy  4y ago

Not to mention it was ugly as sin and EVERYONE knew it. I mean, look at that bottom picture; when even a black paint job can't make your car look remotely cool, there's a problem.

This is not a car you would've found on a poster on some kid's wall back in the 90's.


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saxy  4y ago

"Hypercars" never existed back then. And in the presence of the Mclaren F1, it could never be called "hyper"


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Ameer Hamdhi  4y ago

Underrated hypercar, Never forget that V12 is a upgraded module from the Ferrari 641 driven by Alain Prost, last of its kind, this is probably the rarest F series hypercars produced from ferrari besides the Mighty 288 GTO. A Organic Hypercar.


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Thiago_Lins  4y ago

REMEMBER:
CAR AND DRIVER (1997)

0-40 mph_2.4 sec
0-60 mph_3.8 sec.
0-100 mph_8.5 sec.
0-120 mph_11.6 sec.
0-150 mph_18.3 sec.
0-170 mph_26.8 sec.
Standing 1/4-mile_12.1 sec. @ 123 mph


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uptownfunker  4y ago

Curb weight is 1397 kg (3080 lb), confirmed by Car and Driver



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uptownfunker  4y ago

0-50 kph = 0-30 mph: 1.7 s

0-100 kph = half 0-60 mph (3.8 s) & half 0-70 mph (4.7 s) = 0-65 mph (4.3 s), then half 0-60 mph & half 0-65 mph = 0-63 mph: 4.0 s

0-200 kph = half 0-120 mph (11.6 s) & half 0-130 mph (13.4 s) = 0-125 mph (12.5 s), then half 1/4-mi. trap speed of 123 mph (12.1) & half 0-125 mph (12.5 s) = 0-124 mph: 12.3 s

1/4 mile: 12.1 s @ 123 mph

Top speed: 194 mph (redline ltd.)

http://www.caranddriver.com/files/ferrari-f50.pdf


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FastestLaps  5y ago

@Guest I believe it was the first CAR added.


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Guest  6y ago

@unknown or FastestLaps
Was this the first Ferrari ever added to this site?


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Guest  6y ago

And also the car does not weigh 1,270, that's a claimed dry weight.


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Guest  6y ago

@FastestLaps
Please change the F50 (not F50 GT)'s curb weight to 1,350 kg. 1,230 was dry.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

10.7 was their estimation for a dragstrip. 11.1 was not on a dragstrip but on regular tarmac, BUT with aftermarket exhaust I believe.

So the same F50 that did 11.1 on regular surface could sneak into very high 10s.


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F50 fan  6y ago

@Tapeman: Well, than 0-100, 0-200 km/h, 1/4 mile, 1000m and top speed video on YT. Nobody made that so far. :D

@unknown: I assume F50 can make anywhere from 3,6-3,9 seconds from 0-100 km/h, however 10,7 s @ 1/4 mile is impossible. Surely F50 can go better than reported 12,1 s @1/4 - maybe as low as 11,5 s; but someone who owns it should test it a little bit and upoload some videos on YT so we could all enjoy.

Btw, F50 performance can be increased by installing quality aftermarket full exhaust system (manifold to end); and that wouldn't ruin it's "originality" too much nor cause damage to engine. Just with those you can gain up to 20 HP and 10 Nm of torque.
Installing turbos, doing ecu remap, modifying body is not a very bright idea and it would ruin the car.

Here are some cool videos with F50:
1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DftXyfToTK8
2) [turn your volume :D] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI8auCUiQZQ