The Dutch design firm imagines a modern Ferrari F50


The Dutch company Ugur Sahin Design has reinvented the Ferrari F50. Dubbed Project Fenix, the concept was created to celebrate the company’s 15th anniversary.

The design’s integrated basket handle rear wing and black body line are clear references to the original F50, but its larger front air intakes and subtle headlights and taillights are more modern touches.

The original F50 was a mid-engined two-seater with a targa top, but it’s unclear from the renders if Ugur Sahin kept the targa roof for Project Fenix.

Ugur Sahin Design Project Fenix ​​Ferrari F50 tribute

Ugur Sahin Design Project Fenix ​​Ferrari F50 tribute

Ferrari launched the F50 in 1995 as a successor to the F40. Only 349 were built in a production run that lasted until 1997, and Ferrari also fielded a GT racing version. The F50 was in turn succeeded by the Ferrari Enzo.

Ugur Sahin didn’t mention what’s under the transparent engine cover of his supercar concept, but the original F50 was powered by a 4.7-liter V-12 that produced 520 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque, and was related to the Ferrari F1 engine at the time. The F50 could get from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 202mph, according to period estimates. Those are still respectable performances today.

It’s unclear whether Ugur Sahin plans to turn the Project Fenix ​​from a design studio into a working car, but the company has overseen a handful of supercars built on coaches. He previously collaborated with US tuner Mallett on a small batch of Chevrolet Corvette “Z03” coupes and the Anandi. derived from the Corvette. In 2014, Ugur Sahin also presented a concept derived from the Ferrari 458 called Progetto F., although it didn’t immediately get buyers for a production version.


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