The F50 has always sat in the shadow of its older brother, but technologically speaking it’s the more fascinating and sophisticated car. Whereas the F40 relies on sheer turbocharged brute force, the F50 delivers its punch through a howling 60 valve, 65deg V12 derived from the F92A Formula 1 engine. The engine and six-speed gearbox also doubles as the rear suspension mounting points, and the whole assembly is mounted as a single stressed unit direct to the carbon tub. That’s pure racecar exotica, and the F50 is closer to an F1 car for the road than any other Ferrari has been.
With only 349 F50’s built and only 31 in this colour, it is significantly rarer than the F40 too. It just goes to show that there is some very special machinery hiding in the garages of Adelaide, and if you happen to be in the right place at the right time you just might get a glimpse.
Words and photos by Andrew Coles#Adelaide #F50 #Ferrari #Giallo Modena #Giallo Modena F50 #Glen Osmond Road #Yellow F50