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512 BB

The Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer is one of a series of cars produced by Ferrari in Italy between 1976 and 1984. They used a mid-mounted flat-12 engine, replacing the FR layout Daytona, and were succeeded in the Ferrari stable by the Testarossa. The name 512 referred to the car's 5 liter, 12 cylinder engine; a deviation from Ferrari's established practice of naming 12-cylinder road cars (as the 365 BB) after their cylinder displacement. The car was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti. External differentiators included a new chin spoiler upfront, incorporated in the bumper.

A NACA duct on the side provided cooling for the exhaust system. At the rear there were now twin tail lights and exhaust pipes each side, instead of triple units as on the 365 GT4 BB. The Production of the BB was a major step for Enzo Ferrari. He felt that a mid-engined road car would be too difficult for his buyers to handle, and it took many years for his engineers to convince him to adopt the layout. This attitude began to change as the marque lost its racing dominance in the late 1950s to mid-engined competitors. The mid-engined 4-, 6-, and 8-cylinder Dino racing cars were the result, and Ferrari later allowed for the production Dino road cars to use the layout as well.

The company also moved its V12 engines to the rear with its P and LM racing cars, but the Daytona was launched with its engine in front. It was not until 1970 that a mid-engined 12-cylinder road car would appear. No BB was ever originally sold in North America, as Enzo did not believe it to be worth the cost of complying with the extra environmental and safety regulations. However, third parties made conversions, and quite a few of them are now in the United States.

Wertentwicklung von 2008 - 2014:

Wertentwicklung mit Potential Modell mit Potential: 7%
Daten & Fakten
Produktionszeitraum:
1976 - 1984
Karosserietyp:
Coupé
Motor:
Ottomotoren, 5,0 Liter, V12
Vorgängermodell:
Ferrari 365 GT/4 BB
Nachfolgemodell:
Ferrari Testarossa
Stückzahl:
929
 
 

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