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Chris Harris compares the Ferrari F40 to its successor, the F50 [video]

Our childhood posters pitted against each other

A Ferrari F40 and F50 owner gave Chris Harris the possibility to compare the two supercars from Maranello.

One came out in 1987 while the other was launched 1995, but many people still consider the F40 to be the better car. This seems to be Chris' opinion as well as he prefers the more brutal F40 rather than the more civilized F50. Regardless of your preferences, these are two great examples of what made Ferrari what they are today.

The F40 was built between 1987 and 1992 during which Ferrari produced 1,315 units, considerably more than the F50 which was limited to just 349 units made between 1995 and 1997.

The duo was followed by the Enzo which came out in 2002 and retired two years later after 401 units were produced. The LaFerrari is the most recent prancing horse and will be available in 499 units, with each carrying a starting price of 1.69M USD. Speaking of pricing, when the F40 came out in 1987 it cost 400,000 USD while the F50 was 480,000 USD in 1995.  

Source: DRIVE

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 4g63 4g63
F40 is one sick legend!
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September 6, 2013 12:45 am
 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
I don't know if the F50 is unglier or pretier than the F40, but inlike most people I think design wise, the F50 is a beautifull looking car, a really good successor to the F40 (design wise)... I cna't say the same about the Enzo... I think is a disapointment...
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September 5, 2013 6:30 pm
 spitfireengineer spitfireengineer
Man, I wasn't really aware of the car scene when the F50 came along. After all, I was only 8 in 1995. I always thought that the F50 was considered a major disappointment because it was so far behind his contemporary rivals, the Mclaren F1 and the Bugatti EB110, in terms of speed. Only now I realized that, besides that and even more importante than that, it was slower than its predecessor. I know speed isn't everything, but what a flop!
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September 5, 2013 8:42 am