Straight-Piped Ferrari F50 Hits London Streets In Style

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Straight-Piped Ferrari F50 Hits London Streets In Style

The V12 sounds as glorious in the city as it does on the track.

Overshadowed by its stellar F40 predecessor, the Ferrari F50 sometimes gets forgotten whenever the discussion turns to favorite Prancing Horses. But now, that 90s supercar is getting some attention from London onlookers – or rather, demanding it via the sound emanating from its straight pipes.

YouTuber The TFJJ was lucky enough to get a ride-along in the Argento Nurburgring F50. Breathing easy through a Tubi de-catted exhaust, it’s not hard to pick out the 4.8-liter V12’s Formula 1 roots, echoing off the buildings as it roars by. That’s because the engine block is directly derived from that of the Ferrari 641 race car, which propelled Alain Prost to a second-place finish in the 1990 F1 Driver’s Championship, earning the Ferrari team third place overall.

As its name suggests, the F50 is a direct successor to the F40, which first hit the market in 1987. Limited to just 349 units worldwide, the F50 is already a very rare machine, made even less common by its Argento Nurburgring silver paint. As one of four models worldwide to receive that lustrous paintwork, this particular F50 had onlookers and amateur photographers gawking throughout the video. Hampered by prevailing traffic, the Ferrari driver isn’t even going that quickly, and still the F50 sounds like Prost is behind the wheel on Monaco’s long straight. For the full story and video, check out this article from Motor 1.

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