JOE MACARI 1992 Ferrari F512M
- Published: Jun 06, 2016
- Updated : Jun 14, 2017
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- 9800 km
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The design of the car at Pininfarina was led largely by the legendary Leonardo Fioravanti, who applied his encylopedic knowledge of aerodynamics to ensuring that the car was as visually stunning as it was functionally sound. The greatest example of this in practice was the design of the iconic side intakes present on the Testarossa models, these intakes served two main functions; firstly they drew clean air to the side mounted radiators, this air was then re-directed upwards and out of the rear of the car by a series of channels located on the engine lid and tail of the car.
This resulted in the fact that the Testarossa did not require a rear spoiler, as it\’s main Lamborghini rival the Countach did, but produced zero lift at the rear axle. Fioravanti\’s final design would have a drag coefficient of only 0.36, which was significantly less that the Countach\’s 0.42.
The F512M was the final version of the Testarossa, and only 501 were produced; making this car more rare than the LaFerrari or 599 GTO to name but a few. It features a longitudinally mounted 4.9L Flat-12 producing 500Nm of Torque at 5,500rpm and a maximum power output of 440hp at 6,750rpm. Each cylinder has four valves, lubricated by a dry sump system with a compression ratio of 10.40:1. The new titanium connecting rods and crankshaft (which altogether weigh around 7.26kg less that their predecessors) mean that the car is electronically limited to 7,500rpm.
0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, a standing quarter mile time of 10.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 196mph are figures that many other modern day supercars envy, 22 years after this car first saw the roads. This car is unbelievably desirable, unbelievably collectable and is sure to contintue to appreciate in value as time moves on.
- CD player
- Electric windows
Contact Dealer : Joe Macari
Address: 249-251 Merton Road, London, SW18 5EB
Phone: +44 (0)20 8877 0157, +44 (0)20 8870 9007