Like any proper office, the interior of the Ferrari F50 reflects its mission. Although not
immediately noticeable, there is no sound system.
The factory offers no explanation, but two good reasons can be easily arrived at.
One, with the performance the F50 offers, common sense would dictate that the driver
(pilot?) is best off paying attention to the driving tasks. The second is the noise level
inside of the car. At idle Car and Driver measured 82 dBA and under under full
acceleration, a phenomenal 104 dBA. Air conditioning is included, although it can
probably be justified as a necessity. The instrument panel is fully electronic.
The glass side windows are manual, as are the two seat adjustments, fore/aft and
reclining. The racing style seats, covered in Connolly leather, are available in small
or large. The pedals are adjustable, all the better to reach with the monogrammed driving
shoes that come with the F50. There is no airbag.
Much of the interior, including the steering wheel and shift knob, is finished in carbon fiber.
Right: In true race car tradition, starting is accomplished by a button located next to, but
seperate from, the ignition key.