Following from the success of the F40, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Enzo Ferrari's first car, Ferrari decided to honour the 50th anniversary with another extremely special model, the F50. However, rather than produce around 1,300 units (as with the F40), for the F50 production would be strictly limited to 349 numbered cars.
Although the F50 can be seen as a successor to the incredibly successful F40, the stark contrast between the two cars is instantly recognisable.
The main difference can be seen in the power unit of the F50; a 4.7-litre naturally aspirated F1 derived V12, producing in excess of 500 bhp. Luca Di Montezemolo wanted to create a road car that could offer the most "F1 like" experience on the road, meaning that with its carbon tub and six-speed longitudinal gearbox, the F50 clearly shows its F1 roots.
The matching number example we are pleased to offer was delivered new to Italian Concessionaire SA.MO.CAR Spa Roma in February 1997. It is finished in Rosso