F50 was designed to commemorate Ferrari's 50th anniversary in 1996. Only 349 F50s were made in Ferrari's factory near Modeno in northern Italy. Ferrari says half already have been reserved before the car was introduced.
Typically low-slung with huge forward air intakes, sleek lines sweeping gracefully up to the rear airfoil and aerodynamic slopes behind both seats. The 12-cylinder, 4.75-liter, rear-mounted engine slams out 520 horsepower, flashing the car from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and taking the carbon-fiber body to a top speed of 203 mph.
The F50 is the first and last car Ferrari will build based on a Formula One engine because of tougher emission standards going into effect in the next few years in the United States and European countries.
Well, I started to fancy about motor racing ever since I was 10 year old boy. Remember watching Ayrton Senna won the 1988 F1 world championship in his first season driving that red & white McLaren – in those days we used to call it the Marlboro car. It had been my dream to collect my favorites miniatures race car ever since then. But it was impossible during those days without internet (online stores) connection. Plus limited choices offered at local toy shops. So, I leave it till end of last year (2007) where I started off collecting hotwheels basic car. Unfortunately I gave up the hunt after collecting the mini for some time. Then I bumped into 1/43 models collection short after that because it gives me better satisfaction - realistics. So up to date I have collected more than 200 pcs of models in 1:43 scale.