A classic Ferrari F50 has been involved in a crash recently, in the United States, after being hit from behind by a Lexus SUV.
Usually when writing about supercar incidents we are used to blaming the driver of the exotic ride but in this case he had no fault as he has been hit from behind by a Lexus SUV. According to the local media, the incident happened on Vanderbilt Beach Road and US-41. Minor injuries were sustained by people in both cars and the red finished Italian vehicle will need a cosmetic makeover in order to return to its former glory. Rumor has it that the rear differential has been destroyed but this cannot be confirmed.
Ferrari has assembled the F50 between 1995 and 1997 in just 349 units, in Maranello. The supercar has been introduced back in 1995 and it was offered with a rear mid-engine layout and rear-wheel drive. It stands at 4,480 mm long, 1,986 mm wide and 1,120 mm tall, with a total weight of 1,230 kg. The F50 has replaced the F40 and it has been succeeded by the Enzo. Power came from a 4.7 liter V12 DOHC engine, which was producing a total output of 513 HP (382 kW) at 8,000 rpm and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) of torque, available at 6,500 rpm. From 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h), the model needed just 3.7 seconds and the quarter mile was made in 12.1 seconds, at 123 mph (198 km/h).