Tuesday, 20 November 2012

DK F50

The Ferrari F50 really is a very serious car indeed. Whereas the iconic F40 was built to operate within the proposed Group B sportscar regulations, 1995's F50 was drawn upon a blank canvas; it was simply the most effective supercar that it was possible to build at the time, designed without compromise.
It's no exaggeration to say that the F50 is as close as you're ever likely to get to a full-on Formula One car with road car bodywork draped over the top. The naturally-aspirated 4.7-litre 60v V12 was directly derived from the unit in the 642 F1 car, and delivers a howling 513bhp at 8,500rpm. Everything about it screams 'race car' from its magnesium Speedline wheels to the rose-jointed pushrod suspension, the carbon-fibre tub to the 3.7-second 0-60mph time. Just 349 F50s were built between 1995-7, and this particular one is probably as clean and factory-fresh as you're likely to find: sitting proudly on DK Engineering's forecourt, it has just 1,900km on the clock from new. How much is it? Well, if you have to ask, you can't afford it. But bear in mind that its recent recommissioning alone cost €40,000...
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