The first-ever Ferrari F50 is now for sale

Ah, The Ferrari F50. As we claimed in our unique TG Collection agency’s Version Ferrari mag, “the F50’s years flying under the radar are now absolutely over.” It really was something of a forgotten treasure for about 20 years. And we actually can not identify why.

At the time, it was thought about as well awful, also sluggish contrasted to the McLaren F1 (well, every little thing this side of an F14 Tomcat was) and not pricey sufficient to warrant the interest of the burgeoning one per cent. It was all well and good, in the Ace-of-Base-afflicted state of mind of the early Nineties, for an automobile to be based on a world champ’s F1 vehicle, yet it certainly had not been enough to get out of the color of Gordon Murray’s opulent (no, actually opulent), centre-seated, 241mph hypercar. As an aside, we wonder if the upcoming Mercedes-AMG Project One will certainly experience the same lack of eminence when faced with something like the Bugatti Divo. Time, as always, will certainly tell.

Anywhos, it did take rather a long period of time for every person to cotton on to exactly how excellent of an idea it was to acquire what was essentially a road-going variation of Alain Prost’s Ferrari 641/2 with a bodykit that only an eight-year-old with limitless accessibility to Coco Pops could wish to replicate.

And afterwards there’s the not-inconsequential issue of the engine. With two financial institutions of six cylinders, set up in a V– likewise known as the ideal engine configuration– pumping out more than 500bhp and revving completely past 8,000 rpm without as long as a cocked eyebrow, it is greatness made corporeal.

And also can we say again, just for posterity that it was A V12 FERRARI BASED ON ALAIN PROST’S F1 AUTOMOBILE? No, truly, just how did anyone miss out on the indicators that this was an extremely special car?

As well as this set is specifically special, even by F50 requirements. Why? Well, it’s the first-ever F50, and also much more besides.

Niki Lauda, Jean Alesi, Dario Benuzzi, Gerhard Berger. These are just a few of the driving gods that have actually driven this actual car. As well as, we assume, not gently– its extremely reduced 1,400-mile readout on the odometer involved lap after lap of Fiorano as well as some foot-down-flat-out blasts around Maranello, to shake down Ferrari’s most recent development.

Yet its popularity doesn’t finish there– it was Ferrari’s screen auto at the F50’s debut Geneva electric motor program, likewise sending its flared flanks for usage in numerous press shots, on any number of scale models as well as also on technical cutaway drawings as well as postage stamps. If you saw a photo of an F50 in the mid Nineties, possibilities are it was this.

So, you could assume, all this pedigree can’t come cheaply. And also, you sharp person, are right accurate. The exorbitant sum of cash, that is. The vendors, Autosport Styles of Long Coastline in the rather USA of America, aren’t noting the rate, yet we would certainly bet it’s somewhere beyond the ₤ 2.5 m mark, taking place what we’ve seen various other F50s opt for just recently.

Yet, to quote ourselves once again (absolutely nothing like a rub on our own back), the F50 “sounds uncannily like the F1 car it was motivated by, with a 60v, 4.7-litre quad-cam V12. Yet it’s the framework as well as transmission that actually grab you by your currently anxiously fizzy nether regions.” And if you can stump up the money, that alone seems worth it, no?