Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Ferrari produced the F50 in 1997. The idea was to make it like a Formula One car for the street, even though it would be far more civilized. Built with such items as a progressive clutch to ensure you didn't stall pulling away from a standstill, plus a precise gearchange and handling slightly biased towards understeer, it was very user-friendly. A strictly functional interior plus carbon-fibre monocoque chassis kept weight to a minimum. Double wishbones and inboard pushrod-operated springs took care of the suspension, and there was also adaptive damping to suit varying conditions. The engine was an F1 unit stroked to increase displacement, though remaining rev-happy to 8,700rpm. Race engine extras included dry sump lubrication, titanium connecting rods and five valves per cylinder operated by four camshafts.
Ferrari F50 Specifications
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