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Ferrari - 1995 F50
Ferrari - 1995 F50

Ferrari - 1995 F50

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Ferrari F50 The Ferrari F50 was a mid-engined range-topping sports car made by Ferrari. The F50 was introduced in 1995, as a successor to the F40 , to celebrate the company's ... More »
Ferrari F50

The Ferrari F50 was a mid-engined range-topping sports car made by Ferrari. The F50 was introduced in 1995, as a successor to the

F40

, to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. The car is a two door, two seat convertible with a removable hardtop. It has a 4.7 L naturally-aspirated 60-valve V12 engine that was developed from the 3.5 L V12 used in the 1992 Ferrari F 92 A Formula One car.

Only 349 cars were made, one fewer than Ferrari estimated they could sell. This was, in the words of Ferrari spokesman Antonio Ghini, because "Ferraris are something cultural, a monument. They must be hard to find, so we will produce one less car than the market." The last Ferrari F50 was produced in Maranello, Italy in July 1997.

Specifications

Price (1995): $480,000-$555,000

Manufactured in: Maranello, Italy

Number Produced: 349 (1995 to July 1997)

Inspiration: 1990 Ferrari F1 641 as driven by Alain Prost

Dimensions

Weight: 2976 lb (1349 kg)

Distribution: 42%/58% (front/rear)

Length: 176.4 in (4,481 mm)

Height: 44.1 in (1,120 mm)

Width: 78.2 in (1,986 mm)

Wheelbase: 101.6 in (2,581 mm)

Front track: 63.8 in (1,621 mm)

Rear track: 63.1 in (1,603 mm)

Engine

Type: Tipo F130, model SFE 4.7 VJGAEA

Position: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive

Configuration: Longitudinal 60-valve 65° V12, derived from F1 unit

Aspiration: Natural, with Variable Length Intake Manifold via butterfly valve in Intake Manifold

Engine weight: 436.5 lb

Displacement: 4698 cc (286.68ci)

Max Power: 513 bhp (383 kW) @ 8000 rpm

Max Torque: 347 lb·ft (470 N·m) @ 6500 rpm

Power/Disp.: 109.1 bhp/litre

Weight/Power ratio: 5.8 lb/bhp

Bore x Stroke: 3.35 in. x 2.72 in.

Compression ratio: 11.3:1

Redline: 8500 rpm

ECU: Bosch Motronic 2.7 (controls the fuel feed, ignition timing, and variable length intake and exhaust systems)

Fuel tank: Foam filled, aeronautical-style Sekur rubber bladder, 27.7 US gal.

Transmission

Configuration: Longitudinal 6 Speed Manual + Reverse, Limited slip differential, RWD

Gear ratios: 2.933:1 (1st), 2.157:1 (2nd), 1.681:1 (3rd), 1.360:1 (4th), 1.107:1 (5th), 0.903:1 (6th), 2.529:1 (Reverse)

Final drive: 3.70:1

Clutch: Dry, twin plate

Cooling: Oil-water intercooler between gearbox lubricant and engine

Chassis

Type: Central carbon fiber tub, light-alloy suspension and engine-gearbox assembly mounting points co-polymerised to the chassis

Materials: Carbon fiber, epoxy resin, Nomex honeycomb core, sandwich construction

Weight: 2249 lb

Torsional stiffness: 25,500 lb·ft (34,570 N·m) per degree

Suspension

Front: F1-derived, rose-jointed unequal-length wishbones, push-rods, coil springs, Bilstein gas-pressurised monotube dampers, electronic adaptive damping, electronic height adjustment (40 mm max)

Rear: F1-derived, rose-jointed unequal-length wishbones, push-rods, coil springs, Bilstein gas-pressurised monotube dampers, electronic adaptive damping, mounting points on a spacer between the engine and gearbox

Travel: 55 mm bump, 60 mm rebound

Camber angle: -0.7 degrees front, -1.0 degrees rear

Anti-roll bars: Front and rear

Max roll angle: 1.5 degrees

Electronic Adaptive Damping (Based on steering wheel angle and velocity, the body's vertical and longitudinal acceleration, brake line pressure, and vehicle speed.)

Maximum reaction time (from minimum to maximum damping force or vice versa): 140 milliseconds (0.14 sec).

Average reaction time (from minimum to maximum damping force or vice versa): 25 to 30 milliseconds (.025 to .03 sec)

Steering

Type: TRW rack and pinion, 3.3 turns lock to lock, unassisted

Caster angle: 5.5 to 5.7 degrees

Turning circle: 41 ft (12 m)

Wheels/Tires/Brakes

Wheels: Magnesium alloy, manufactured by Speedline

Hubs: Titanium

Brake disc bells/suspension uprights/brake calipers: Aluminum

Upper and lower wishbones: Black powder-coated steel

Front Wheels: 18 in. x 8.5 in.

Front Tires: 245/35ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano (35psi)

Front Brakes: 14.0 in. Brembo Cross-drilled & ventilated cast iron discs, 4 piston aluminum Brembo calipers, Pagid brake pads, [[unassisted

Rear Wheels: 18 in. x 13 in.

Rear Tires: 335/30ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano (30psi)

Rear Brakes: 13.2 in. Brembo Cross-drilled & ventilated cast iron discs, 4 piston aluminum Brembo calipers, Pagid brake pads, unassisted

Unsprung Mass: 99 lb/121 lb (front corners/rear corners)

Color popularity

Rosso Corsa (Red): 302

Giallo Modena (Yellow): 31

Rosso Barchetta (Dark red): 8

Argento Nurburgring (Silver): 4

Nero Daytona (Black): 4

Performance

0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.7 sec

0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 8.2 sec

0-1000 m: 21.7 sec

0-1 mile: 30.3 sec

60-0 mph: 118 ft (36 m)

1/4 Mile: 12.1 seconds @ 123.0 mph (198 km/h)

Top speed: 202 mph (325 km/h)

Downforce: 970 lb @ 202 mph (325 km/h), 40%/60% (front/rear)

Cd: 0.372

Skidpad: 1.03g

Slalom: 71.8 mph (115.6 km/h)

Fuel economy: 8/11 mpg (cty/hwy) (US gallon) (Factory numbers: 8.4/14.1 mpg)

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