Winged Car Wednesday – Ferrari F50

The F50 was the pinnacle of Ferrari’s technology in 1995. It took everything the brand had learned over decades of racing and applied it to a road car. That included the 512 hp 4.7L V12 engine, which was really an IMSA racing unit, itself an enlarged derivative of the Ferrari Formula 1 V12.  

The car’s body was sculpted for maximum downforce, including a giant rear wing that helped keep the rear planted. Although this car seemed over the top at the time, there is a nice, simple, clean look to it. It is indicative of the era that modern hypercars, with their dozens of wings and creases, lack.

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