2016 Ferrari 488 J50

Ferrari does really know how to surprise us. Their introduction of a brand-new ultra-limited-edition targa version of the 488 named Ferrari J50 definitely came out as a big surprise to everyone in the automobile industry. This is a more powerful version of the 488 and in addition to that, the J50 comes with more style and exclusivity to immediately make a good impression out of everyone. The company decided to give the J50 a power boost although in our opinion the Ferrari 488 don’t really need such kind of improvement but they still did it anyway. The Ferrari J50 is a special limited-edition car that it completely based on the 488 but packs with more power thanks to the 3.9-litre V8 cranked up to 681bhp – 20bhp. And you say special limited-edition, it definitely is a limited-edition car with only 10 production units being built to honor the Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in Japan. This means that this is car is going to be sold at a considerably high price tag and that it will be sold out before it can even come out of the factory. Serious improvements to its body construction includes a “helmet visor”-style glass area, a bonnet that’s lower than standard at the centre and a black ‘dividing line’ that circles the new front bumper below knee height. All of this improvements tells us that Ferrari aims to make the J50 to resemble a lot like a barchetta. We have new LED headlights as well as an all new wheels and interior trim. To make space for the much improved front end, the radiators are now moved closer together. The windscreen header rail is also lowered to make air flow up much better from the lower nose. The Ferrari J50 also has a two-piece carbon-fibre hard top that stows conveniently behind the seats in case there’s a rain or if the sun is just too hot for you. The Ferrari J50 is built by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by their very own Maranello team. The J50 is definitely going to be a special collector’s item. With only 10 of this made getting one of these is going to be just a car collector’s dream.

Engine Location : Mid
Drive Type : Rear Wheel


Turbocharged V 8 90-degree 
Displacement : 3900 cc | 238.0 cu in. | 3.9 L.
Power : 680 HP (507.08 KW) @ 7500 RPM
Torque :560 Ft-Lbs (760 NM) @ 3000 RPM
Bore : 86.5 mm | 3.406 in.
Stroke : 82.0 mm | 3.228 in.
Compression : 9.4:1
Valvetrain :32 DOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Aluminum block and head
Fuel Capacity : 22.7 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Length : 179.8 in | 4568 mm. 
Width : 76.9 in | 1952 mm. 
Wheelbase : 104.3 in | 2650 mm. 
Front Track : 66.1 in | 1679 mm. 
Rear Track : 64.8 in | 1647 mm. 
Tires / Wheels
Wheels : 20-inch forged