Ferrari F50 GT1 at Concorso Italiano: a Rare Unicorn Among Prancing Horses

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Rare doesn’t even being to describe the Ferrari F50 GT1. With just three ever made (this being No. 1) the F50 GT1 program was canceled before the cars ever saw competition. Instead, Ferrari focused its efforts on Formula 1, where it met with considerably success almost ever since.

Powered by a naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V12 engine, it was tuned to 750-hp at an alarmingly high 10,500 rpm, delivering a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds.

Similarities to the street car are obvious, however, a close inspection of the GT1’s body reveals exaggerated air intakes and an even lower stance. A carbon fiber monocoque construction has also been reinforced for track use.

GALLERY: Ferrari F50 GT1

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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