Ferrari F50 GT

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Ferrari F50 GT
Manufacturer Ferrari
Also called Ferrari F50 GT1
Production 1996
3 produced
Model years 1996
Assembly Maranello, Italy
Designer Pininfarina
Body and chassis
Class Racing car/sports car
Body style 2-door Coupé
Layout RMR layout
Related Ferrari F50
Engine 4,698.50 cc 4.7 L Tipo F130B V12 [1]
Transmission 6-speed sequential
Wheelbase 2,580 mm (101.6 in)
Length 4,578 mm (180.2 in)
Width 1,986 mm (78.2 in)
Height 1,092 mm (43.0 in) [2]
Curb weight 909.4 kg (2,005 lb)
Predecessor Ferrari F40 LM

The Ferrari F50 GT (also known as the Ferrari F50 GT1) was a racing derivative of Ferrari F50, intended for use in the BPR Global GT Series to compete against other series rivals, such as the McLaren F1 GTR.[3] 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. [4] The car was co-developed with Dallara and Michelotto.


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, large rear spoiler, new front spoiler and many other adjustments. The 4.7 litre V12 engine was tuned to generate around 739 bhp (749 PS; 551 kW) at 10,500 rpm and 529 N⋅m (390 lb⋅ft) of torque at 8,000 rpm. A test held in 1996 proved the car to be quicker even than the 333SP, 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. [5]


  • Power: 739 bhp (749 PS; 551 kW) @ 10500 rpm[3]
  • Torque: 383 lb⋅ft (519 N⋅m) @ 8000 rpm
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 0.825 hp/kg
  • 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h): 2.9 s[3]
  • 0 to 100 mph (160 km/h): 6.7 s
  • ¼ Mile: 11.2 s @ 129 mph (208 km/h)
  • Top speed: 233.6 mph (376 km/h)[3]
  • Weight to power ratio: 1.2 kg (2.65 lb) per horsepower.


  1. ^ "Ferrari F50 GT, specifications". Retrieved 2017-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Ferrari F50 GT, specifications". Retrieved 2017-12-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d Michael Sheehan. "F50 GT, A Very Exclusive Club". Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  4. ^ Michael Ballaban (2016-12-30). "All Hail the oddball Ferrari F50 GT, background". jalopnik. Retrieved 2017-12-15. 
  5. ^ "the story behind the Ferrari F50 GT". Retrieved 2017-12-17.