Ferrari F512 M 1995 – SPRZEDANE

Flagowy model Ferrari ożywił nazwę Testarossa w 1984 roku. Technicznie był rozwinięciem modelu 512BB, wykorzystując ten sam silnik V12 o przeciwsobnym rozstawieniu cylindrów. Stylistycznie – otrzymał poszerzone nadwozie z najbardziej charakterystycznym elementem w postaci gigantycznych wlotów powietrza, które z czasem stały się bodaj najczęściej kopiowanym elementem stylizacji. W 1992 roku oryginalną Testarossę zastąpiła wersja 512TR, która dostarczała moc 428 KM zamiast 380 KM. Ostatnim wcieleniem Testarossy było Ferrari F512 M, wprowadzone w 1995 roku. Pininfarina wprowadziła znaczące zmiany stylistyczne – oryginalne wysuwane reflektory zostały zastąpione stałymi lampami z przezroczystymi osłonami, zmniejszono rozmiar grilla, zastosowano okrągłe lampy tylne oraz trzyczęściowe felgi. W silniku użyto tytanowe korbowody, a moc maksymalna wzrosła do 440 KM. Produkcja zamknęła się w ilości jedynie 501 sztuk. Prezentowany egzemplarz w fantastycznym kolorze Fly Yellow z czarnym wnętrzem jest ósmym z 75 egzemplarzy przygotowanych na amerykański rynek. Swoje życie spędziło w kolekcjach w Kalifornii, na Florydzie i Teksasie, jego obecny przebieg to niespełna 25 tys. mil, a stan jest zjawiskowy. W czasie aukcji organizowanej na początku roku wylicytowane zostało za 313 tysięcy dolarów czyli 1,1 miliona złotych.

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LOT 5
1995 Ferrari F512 M
Design by Pininfarina
US$ 275,000 – 350,000
PLN 1,100,000 – 1,300,000

The Scottsdale Auction
16 Jan 2020, 11:00 MST
Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

1995 Ferrari F512 M
VIN. ZFFVG40A2S0100154
Design by Pininfarina
Engine no. 161524

4,943cc DOHC Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
440bhp at 6,750rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*One of just 75 examples produced for the US Market
*Striking and appropriate Fly Yellow over Black livery
*The final evolution of the twelve-cylinder Berlinetta Boxer model range
*Accompanied by tools, books, and service records

THE FERRARI F512 M

Ferrari’s flagship model, the Testarossa supercar, revived a famous name from the Italian company’s past when it arrived in 1984. A „next generation” Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa retained its predecessor’s amidships-mounted, 5.0-liter, flat-12 engine; the latter now boasting a maximum power output raised to 380bhp at 6,300rpm courtesy of four-valve cylinder heads. Despite the power increase, smoothness and drivability were enhanced, the car possessing excellent top gear flexibility allied to a maximum speed of 180mph.

Rivaling Lamborghini’s Countach for presence, the Pininfarina-designed Testarossa succeeded brilliantly, the gill slats feeding air to its side-mounted radiators being one of the modern era’s most instantly recognizable—and copied—styling devices. A larger car than the 512BB—the increase in width being necessary to accommodate wider tires—the Testarossa managed the trick of combining high down force with a low coefficient of drag. Its graceful body being notable for the absence of extraneous spoilers and other such devices. Despite the increase in size over the 512BB, the Testarossa was lighter than its predecessor, the body—its steel doors and roof excepted—being, somewhat unusually for a production Ferrari, of aluminum. Luxury touches in the well-equipped cabin included air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats, tilting steering wheel, and plentiful leather.

Unlike some of its rivals, the Testarossa possessed light controls and was relatively easy to drive. Factors which, allied to its outstanding performance and stunning looks, contributed to an instant and sustained high level of demand. In 1992, the original Testarossa was succeeded by the updated 512TR version, which came with 428bhp on tap, while ABS brakes were added to the package before the 512TR was replaced by what would be the Testarossa’s final incarnation – the F512 M – for 1995. For the first time, there were major cosmetic changes: the original pop-up headlights being replaced by fixed lamps beneath clear covers, the grille size reduced, round tail lamps adopted, and three-piece wheels fitted. Titanium connecting rods went into the engine, which produced marginally more power and torque than before. Only 501 examples of the F 512M had been completed when production ceased, of which a mere 75 was destined for the US market.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This stunning Ferrari was hand-assembled at the Maranello-based Ferrari factory in September of 1994, as a 1995 model-year car. As an end-of-the-run, fully evolved Berlinetta Boxer F512 M, the car was the 8th of the scarce 75 examples produced for the US market. The top-of-the-line Ferrari was finished in the iconic and vibrant color scheme of Fly Yellow over a black leather interior, just as it appears today.

According to the CARFAX report of file, the history of this car begins in California, where it was first registered in May of 1995. By 1998, the F512 M had relocated to Florida, where it appears to have remained until the mid-2000s. The Ferrari then spend time with a collector in the Mid-West, before being purchased by the consignor, a prominent sports car collector from Dallas, Texas. The CARFAX report neatly documents the cars mileage and service history since new, and just 24,764 miles are recorded on the odometer at time of cataloging.

This beautifully presented Ferrari appears in wonderful original and well-maintained condition, both inside and out. The black leather interior displays a light patina, perfectly matching the low mileage of the car, and the exterior appears as it did when new in Fly Yellow. The original and F512 M-only, iconic rotating star three-piece alloy wheels are in beautiful condition as well.

The Ferrari will be accompanied by its books and tools in the luxurious leather cases, as well as service records and the CARFAX report. This striking Ferrari would make an excellent addition to any Sports and GT car collection and certainly represents the future of the hobby with growing enthusiasm for this model among rising collectors. The rare US-market F512 M offers potent twelve-cylinder boxer power, mated with a slick manual 5-speed transaxle gearbox, situated in a sleek and classic Pininfarina-styled gran-tourer package.