Geneva 2013: Ferrari F50, LaFerrari Share A Geneva Show Connection

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There’s a funny thing about that “history repeats itself” adage: when it comes to Ferrari supercars, it apparently rings quite true. As you’re likely well aware of, we saw the Italian automaker unveil its latest flagship – the La Ferrari – yesterday at the Geneva Motor Show. Ironically, 18 years ago today, Ferrari unveiled its then flagship – the F50 – at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show.

So, given that symbiosis, we figured we’d compare the two uber-Ferraris to see how they square off. The specs – or, at least, as many of the LaFerrari specs Ferrari cares to disclose at this point in time – speak for themselves below.

1995-1997 Ferrari F502014 Ferrari LaFerrari
Overall Length176.1 in185.1 in
Wheelbase101.6 in104.3 in
Width78.2 in78.4 in
Height44.1 in43.9 in
Weight2712 lb2932 lb
ConstructionComposite panels on steel tube space frameCarbon fiber monocoque
   
EngineDOHC 4.6-liter V-12DOHC 6.3-liter V-12
Power513 hp @ 7000 rpm789 hp
Torque347 lb-ft @ 7000 rpmn/a
Electric motorn/a120 kW
Net output513 hp @ 7000 rpm951 hp
Net torque347 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm664 lb-ft
   
Transmission5-speed manual7-speed dual-clutch automatic
DriveRear-wheelRear-wheel
   
0-60 mph3.7 seconds< 3 seconds
Top speed202 mph230 mph (est)
   
Base Price$487,000 $1 million (est)
Production run349449

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