A 1995 Ferrari Nero F50 Is Up For Auction
Cars don’t come much rarer than this stunning Ferrari Nero F50 which is up for auction later this month. Only 349 F50s were ever built with only one in Black left in the United States. Not only that, there’s only four remaining Nero examples of the F50 in the entire world.
Built to celebrate 50 years of success in motorsport, in 1995 Ferrari aimed to give its customers an experience as close to an F1 car as possible while still retaining the familiarity of a road-legal Ferrari. The result was the eye-wateringly beautiful F50.
Unveiled at the 63rd annual Geneva Motor Show in 1995, the F50 comes with a 520 bhp, 4.7 litre V-12 engine with Bosch Motronic 2.7 engine, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and unequal-length wishbones, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. All the good shit basically.
Carbon fibre was used throughout to save weight, particularly in the body and shell, and Ferrari’s weight-saving measures and no-nonsense approach to the car’s design were also evident throughout the interior. Fitted with contrasting Black and Red leather and Alcantara, the inside comes with wind-up windows instead of electrics, and even the throttle, brake, and clutch pedals were drilled to further maximize weight reduction.
This fanatical attention to detail in adding performance meant that the F50 was capable of rocketing to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds, and it had a top speed of 202 mph. Even more incredible was the car’s time for a standing mile – just 30.3 seconds.
The F50 might have looked drastically different from Ferrari’s F1 cars of the time, but it undoubtedly had the heart and soul of a racer. The vast majority of F50s produced were finished in the traditional Ferrari shade of Rosso Corsa, but a handful received more unique paintwork. Some were finished in Yellow and Silver, while only four were finished in the Black we see going up for auction.
The Ferrari Nero F50 is one the rarest modern Ferraris ever produced and if you fork out the £2.5 – 3 million being asked, head over to the RM Sotheby Website. The auction will take place in Arizona on Friday 20th January.