1996 Ferrari F50Ferrari Classiche Certified
Year of manufacture1996
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourRed
Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €400,000 - €450,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: ZFFA468000105081
With the possible exception of the McLaren F1, the Ferrari F50 came closer to being a true Formula One racer than any of its production car contemporaries. Built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari, it followed a similar recipe to the brand’s 40th anniversary special, the F40. Both cars were precision tools designed to forge a road-going link to the Ferrari competition legend. The F40 was powered by a potent twin-turbo V8, but for the F50 Ferrari opted for a more familiar power plant: the naturally aspirated V12.
Reinforcing the F50’s ties to F1 racing, the car’s engine was derived not from another Ferrari road car but from the company’s 1990 season F1 engine. An over-square design with an 85mm bore and 69mm stroke, the 65-degree V12 displaced 4.7 lit