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Ferrari F50
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Frozen [ 16 ] ** [32.65%]
Cool [ 15 ] ** [30.61%]
Uncool [ 11 ] ** [22.45%]
Michael Jackson Uncool [ 7 ] ** [14.29%]
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post Dec 5 2006, 05:26 PM
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The Ferrari F50 is a high-performance supercar made by Ferrari. The F50 was introduced in 1995 to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. The car is a two door, two seat convertible sports car with a removable hardtop. It had a 4.7 L naturally-aspirated 60-valve V12 engine that was developed from Ferrari's Formula One engines.




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Only 349 cars were made, one less than Ferrari estimated they could sell. This was, in the words of Ferrari spokesman Antonio Ghini, because "Ferraris are something cultural, a monument. They must be hard to find, so we will produce one less car than the market." The last F50 was produced in Maranello, Italy in July 1997.

The F50's engine predated the car: It was used in the American IMSA racing series' F333SP racing car of 1994.




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I hate it. It comes off as extremely tacky looking rather than elegant. Yes, it's superior to the F40 mechanically but from a character point of view? Very cheap. Fortunately, IMO, the Enzo didn't end up like the F50. :/
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post Dec 5 2006, 05:31 PM
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One of Ferrari's low points. It's vile, it was unlivable on the street...bleh.
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post Dec 5 2006, 05:31 PM
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post Dec 5 2006, 05:32 PM
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I always loved the F50. Poo on you, I think its frozen.
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post Dec 5 2006, 05:40 PM
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The F50 is one of my least favorite supercars of all time, ugly and it's a convertible. The racing derived V12 keeps it away from Jacko though. Uncool.
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post Dec 5 2006, 05:49 PM
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Beautiful, powerful, rare, quick, iconic, frozen.

edit: MJU? you cant be serious. i can understand not being a big fan of it, but saying a car of this nature is MJU is just not right.
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post Dec 5 2006, 05:54 PM
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QUOTE(infinity935 @ Dec 5 2006, 08:49 PM) *
Beautiful, powerful, rare, quick, iconic, frozen.

edit: MJU? you cant be serious. i can understand not being a big fan of it, but saying a car of this nature is MJU is just not right.

This was an uber disappointment considering what came before it. I stand by my MJU.
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post Dec 5 2006, 06:00 PM
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And I stand by my MJU. This is the ugliest Ferrari IMO and completely worthless. A pile of crap that I wish they never created!
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post Dec 5 2006, 06:01 PM
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Its ugly, but then again so were alot of the "supercars" of this era...the "styled wedge" generation...but still I digress.

when I think F40 or Enzo, I think cool ppl own these cars...people who wanted a race car for the road...People who would get a burger. When I think of the F50 I think of chubby professional types who eat at resturants which serve little portions of food to people who "get it".

I hope this makes my feelings clear...but I doubt it will.

Un Cool.
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post Dec 5 2006, 06:32 PM
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QUOTE(leif @ Dec 5 2006, 09:01 PM) *
Its ugly, but then again so were alot of the "supercars" of this era...the "styled wedge" generation...but still I digress.

when I think F40 or Enzo, I think cool ppl own these cars...people who wanted a race car for the road...People who would get a burger. When I think of the F50 I think of chubby professional types who eat at resturants which serve little portions of food to people who "get it".

I hope this makes my feelings clear...but I doubt it will.

Un Cool.

Um, considering that these cars were pretty much handed out to select Ferrari owners I imagine an F40 owner also has an F50 and an Enzo in his/her garage/collection as well.

Also... wtf? do you imagine F40 owners going to Burger King drive thrus or something?
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post Dec 5 2006, 06:32 PM
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i liked it when i was 13.

































WHICH MEANS ITS FUCKING RAD.
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post Dec 5 2006, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE(Phix @ Dec 5 2006, 08:32 PM) *
Um, considering that these cars were pretty much handed out to select Ferrari owners I imagine an F40 owner also has an F50 and an Enzo in his/her garage/collection as well.

Also... wtf? do you imagine F40 owners going to Burger King drive thrus or something?


No, In 'n Out is more what I was thinking...I dunno...its just the feeling I get from the cars, the F50 seems more like a Yuppie mobile than the F40 or Enzo.
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post Dec 7 2006, 05:56 AM
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I think it's awesome and to non-car enthusiasts, you would be cool if you had one. Frozen motherfucka!
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post Dec 11 2006, 01:01 PM
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I clicked cool, then uncool and just before I hit submit... I changed it to cool.
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post Dec 11 2006, 02:03 PM
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not nearly as charasmatic as the F40 or the F60 Enzo
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post Dec 11 2006, 02:08 PM
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post Dec 11 2006, 03:13 PM
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Hell yeah!
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post Dec 11 2006, 06:27 PM
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Keep in mind... we're not VOTING for the F50 GT.

We're voting for the F50 street version. Please keep that mind.
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post Dec 11 2006, 07:01 PM
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I was on the verge between Cool and Uncool. The F40 captured my heart, but this car was a few clicks from the fridge.
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post Dec 11 2006, 09:41 PM
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One of the few Ferrari's that I actually like. I'll give it a cool.
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