Watching this compilation of up close and personal clips of F50s at various events in Switzerland might change your mind however. Not only does the F50s naturally aspirated 4.7-litre V12 – derived from the Grand Prix-winning 3.5-litre unit in the Ferrari 641 as raced by Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell – sound incredible on start-up, its 519PS (382kW) allows it to best a Maserati MC12 in a runway drag race. The best bit however is seeing the F50 drift gently around a snow-covered race track, white rooster tail flying wildly behind it.
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