Ferrari F50 GT

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Ferrari F50 GT
Ferrari 1996 F50 GT (15621058965).jpg
Chassis #001 on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 2014
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari
Also calledFerrari F50 GT1
Production1996
3 produced
Model years1996
AssemblyMaranello, Italy
DesignerPininfarina
Body and chassis
ClassRace car
Body style2-door Coupé
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
RelatedFerrari F50
Powertrain
Engine4.7 L (4,698.50 cc) Tipo F130B V12 [1]
Power output750 PS (552 kW; 740 hp)
Transmission6-speed sequential
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,580 mm (101.6 in)
Length4,578 mm (180.2 in)
Width1,986 mm (78.2 in)
Height1,092 mm (43.0 in)[2]
Curb weight909.4 kg (2,005 lb)
860 kg (1,896 lb) dry [3]
Chronology
PredecessorFerrari F40 LM
Chassis #001 (rear view)

The Ferrari F50 GT (also known as the Ferrari F50 GT1) was a racing derivative of Ferrari F50, intended to compete in the BPR Global GT Series to compete against other series rivals, such as the McLaren F1 GTR.[4] After the series folded, Ferrari was unhappy with homologation specials such as the Porsche 911 GT1 being allowed in the newly formed FIA World Championship and decided to cancel the project due to lack of funding to compete.[5] The car was co-developed with Dallara and Michelotto.

History[edit]

Following the motorsport theme of the Ferrari F40 LM, Ferrari developed the F50 GT, a prototype based on the F50 that was built to compete in GT1-class racing. The car had a fixed roof, a large rear wing, new front spoiler and many other adjustments. The 4.7 litre V12 engine was tuned to generate around 750 PS (552 kW; 740 hp) at 10,500 rpm and 529 N⋅m (390 lb⋅ft) of torque at 7,500 rpm. A test held in 1996 proved the car to be quicker even than the 333 SP, but this went unnoticed as Ferrari cancelled the F50 GT project because it was unhappy with FIA allowing homologation special cars such as the Porsche 911 GT1 in the series. Ferrari instead focused on Formula One after the BPR Global GT Series folded. The company sold off the three complete chassis out of the six planned chassis that were built–the test car 001, 002 and 003. Chassis 002 and 003 had bodies fitted before being sold. The remaining three tubs were reportedly destroyed. [6]

Performance[edit]

  • Power: 750 PS (552 kW; 740 hp) at 10,500 rpm[4]
  • Torque: 390 lb⋅ft (529 N⋅m) at 7,500 rpm
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 0.824 PS/kg
  • 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph): 2.9 seconds[4]
  • 0–161 km/h (0–100 mph): 6.7 s
  • ¼ Mile: 11.2 s at 208 km/h (129 mph)
  • Top speed: 376 km/h (233.6 mph)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrari F50 GT, specifications". topspeed.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  2. ^ "Ferrari F50 GT, specifications". topspeed.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  3. ^ https://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/sports-cars-models/past-models/f50-gt/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b c d Michael Sheehan. "F50 GT, A Very Exclusive Club". Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  5. ^ Michael Ballaban (2016-12-30). "All Hail the oddball Ferrari F50 GT, background". jalopnik. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  6. ^ "the story behind the Ferrari F50 GT". topspeed.com. Retrieved 2017-12-17.