Join Date: Oct 2007
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,996
I think this opinion has changed radically in the last 10 years, particularly due to the legendary article in EVO, but probably also due to the lovely F50 owners we have on FerrariLife that share their experiences. That article in EVO (288 vs F40 vs F50 vs Enzo) is a must-read, BTW, get a copy of it! 28 pages (IRRC) of heaven.
A similar story can be told about the 288GTO, BTW, they were much cheaper than F40's only 7 years ago.
Mainly, the lack of appreciation of the F50 had to do with the timing of its release, the less than perfect looks (although most will say they improve over time), the very difficult act to follow, the very limited numbers, lack of access to F50 owners to tell you about them (the internet has changed SO MUCH!), and probably more.
Fact is - anyone who has practical experience with F50's will not skim over them. Period. Doesn't matter what background they have. The F50 is a phenomenon, and quite unique in the experience it can give to its driver. Nothing else like it. Literally. There is no other supercar that was made along the same design philosophy.
You are a great F 50 advocate, Onno !!
Present: 365 GTB/4, Scud
Past: 250 GTE, 250 PF (2), 275 GTBsn, 330 GTC, 456GT, 550, 360Stradale, 430Scuderia, F40, F50