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Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by salegosse, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. salegosse

    salegosse Formula Junior

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    #1 salegosse, Apr 20, 2004
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  3. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Nice - there's been a lot of questions over the years as to what modifications this F50 actually has. Nobody seems to know...
     
  4. SkizoACE

    SkizoACE Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2004
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    That air intake looks funky! But I like it. It brings out its own personality.
     
  5. ferrariman605

    ferrariman605 Karting

    Dec 6, 2003
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    I did a search on the car and the only mod I found was the car has an extra 50hp over the reg. F50 through the use of an air intake. Ill post more later. Im sure it must have more than that in the engine.
    -PJ
     
  6. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

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    Zach,
    You're right that nobody seems to know what modifications this F50 has.
    About the engine , I keep hearing it has 800 hp and then some say it has 700 hp.
    Who knows?

    Great pics!
     
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  8. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

    Feb 23, 2003
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    Salegoose,

    Were you allowed to shoot the engine? I'm curious to see if there is are any turbo manifolds poking about?
     
  9. salegosse

    salegosse Formula Junior

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    i didn't meet the owner... next time maybe.
     
  10. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie
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    When you do, thank him for driving the car, and not parking it. It is a beautiful color, and as seen on this pic, has been driven~
    http://www.supercarfrance.com/MC23/Part-1/04.jpg
     
  11. jmiles360

    jmiles360 Karting

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    Thanks for the heads up. I love supercarfrance.com. Its an awesome sight.
     
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  13. alx355gt

    alx355gt F1 Veteran

    Feb 3, 2004
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    Great car! :D
    I guess the pics are taken in front of the Loews hotel in the famous corner with the same name as the hotel, in Monaco?
     
  14. salegosse

    salegosse Formula Junior

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    "Grand Hotel"
     
  15. ferrari_kid

    ferrari_kid Formula Junior

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    #12 ferrari_kid, Apr 22, 2004
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  16. shelbee

    shelbee Guest

    What is the story behind this car as the windshield says

    "Ferrari legend in Malta"
     
  17. abavai

    abavai Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I saw this car in the summer of 1998, nice sound, but the speedline wheels are ugly for me!
     
  18. Artherd

    Artherd F1 Veteran

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    I wonder if it has the Tipo 130a engine, as opposed to Tipo 130.

    What's the difference? Tipo 130a was usedin the F50GT and produces 750bhp ad 10,500rpm. No difference in displacement, and no real torque differences either.

    F50 is a very interesting car.
     
  19. Artherd

    Artherd F1 Veteran

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    Wait, did I just see and hear this car at the 360 Challenge race at Sears Point 2004?

    Whatever engine the car had, it went from 0 to F1-like redline in about the time it takes to say "HO" As in "HOLEY ****!"
     
  20. salegosse

    salegosse Formula Junior

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    Same engine as the GT then ?
     
  21. ferrari_kid

    ferrari_kid Formula Junior

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    as much knowledge as there is on this board and no one knows anything for sure about this F50? :)

    how many of the Tipo 130a engines were made? i assume a few since they were planning to put the F50GT into a series. if that's the case, would ferrari just sell the engines to f50 owners? i'm sure maintenance on something like that is pretty extensive.
     
  22. evandaalen

    evandaalen Formula 3
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    If you remove the strange air intake, it's just a "normal" F50 with some engine modifications. No real big deal, I guess. And probably no link to the F50 GT. But who knows ;)

    By the way, thanks "ferrari_boy" for posting my picture, when I saw it during the F1 GP two years ago ...... :rolleyes:

    See: http://community.webshots.com/album/65750874VZgExj
     
  23. ferrari_kid

    ferrari_kid Formula Junior

    Jul 5, 2003
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    sorry, i wasn't aware that it was yours, i found it off of some other car site.
     
  24. costa

    costa Formula Junior

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    I know the owner of the car very well and i drove it in Imola during a private test with the tuner.
     
  25. ferrari_kid

    ferrari_kid Formula Junior

    Jul 5, 2003
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    that's great. what kind of info do you have on the car. there seems to be little knowledge of it here as far as engine tuning or any other under the hood type tuning is concerned.

    we started a thread that would include more detail about the car here.
    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17135
     
  26. salegosse

    salegosse Formula Junior

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    I talk with someone who know the owner and family.. He said me the car was modded by Ferrari.
     
  27. MarcoRtn

    MarcoRtn Karting

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    #24 MarcoRtn, May 6, 2004
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  28. GianPaolo

    GianPaolo Formula Junior

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    So some of you guys are saying that they installed a F50 gt in this normal F50?? That car wouldn't be street legal then right?
     

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