A video showing the Ferrari F50 GT racing car was shown storming the Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Grand Race in Abu Dhabi.
The view is from the driver’s seat and the noise of the naturally aspirated V-12 is exhilarating. You should set the volume to maximum for this setting.
Many readers may not know the F50 GT. This is because the project was canceled before the car saw the competition.
In 1995 Ferrari released the F50 as the successor to the F40. A year later, Ferrari developed the F50 GT racing car according to the GT1 specification and built the first three examples in collaboration with the motorsport engineering offices Dallara and ATR. The car you see in the video is one of these three.
The Ferrari F50 GT was developed to be part of the BPR Global GT series, which was developed for racing cars derived from production cars. The series will be replaced by the FIA GT championship in 1997, but Ferrari chose not to race because the F50 GT will compete against homogenization levels like the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and Porsche 911 GT1. At that time, Ferrari also used most of its resources to increase F1 attendance. This means that no additional examples of the F50 GT have been built after these first three cars.
The F50 GT is very similar to the street car on which it is based, but can be recognized by its roof rack and the large rear wing. Its V-12 corresponds to the 4.7-liter displacement of the car, but makes 739 hp compared to 512 hp. The F50 GT’s engine is connected to a 6-speed manual, and you’ll see the car’s rocket reach 100 km / h from rest in 2.9 seconds. The maximum recorded speed is 233 miles per hour.