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1995 Ferrari F512M LHD £174,995

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This is the last of the Testarossa series, the rarest and the most developed, it is a 1995 Ferrari F512 M, Left Hand Drive, supplied new to Japan. Finished in Red with Black Leather our car has covered a mere 23,000 Miles from new and is in a stunning factory fresh condition. It comes with its book pack and recent Japanese service history and is ready for its next owner. It is also rare in having the optional Rear Wing fitted which in period mimicked the F40 available at the same time.

440 bhp, 4,943 cc 48-valve horizontally opposed 12-cylinder engine with Bosch Motronic fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS. Wheelbase: 100.3 in. By 1994, Ferrari’s Testarossa had been in production for 10 years. As exciting and beautiful as it was, it was undoubtedly aging. The competition from Lamborghini, Porsche, and even Acura, with the NSX, was becoming tougher. While the 550 Maranello was in development and waiting to take the reins as Ferrari’s 12-cylinder flagship, Ferrari would release one more iteration of the Testarossa platform to keep its competitors at bay, the F512 M.

Compared to the evolution from the Testarossa to the 512 TR, the jump to the F512 M was much more radical than Ferrari’s previous evolution. The most evident exterior change was to the nose; the F512 M was fitted with fixed headlights rather than the older retractable units. The front bumper and grille were restyled to bear a resemblance to the F355 and the 456, with new turn signal indicators and fog lamps. The rear also carried cues from its siblings, and it was fitted with round taillights, which were similar to those of the F355 and would become signature Ferrari design cues for years to come. Inside, the F512 M received some minor changes as well, such as a new, more modern steering wheel, adjustable aluminum pedals, a more refined air-conditioning system, and updated trim.

New five-spoke alloy wheels were also fitted to complete the look. The F512 M’s mechanicals received a number of changes as well. Its suspension was updated with gas-filled shock absorbers, and a Bosch ABS system was fitted. The engine retained the same cubic capacity and fuel-injection system as the 512 TR, but it also received a number of upgrades internally, resulting in a rise to 440 brake horsepower. Titanium alloy connecting rods and new forged aluminum pistons were fitted, along with a lightened crankshaft, which helped to increase the compression ratio to 10.4:1. A new stainless steel exhaust was also installed, once again helping to raise horsepower. By the time production ceased in 1996, as Ferrari was introducing the 550 Maranello, 501 examples had been produced making it a very rare sight on the roads totally and instantly collectable.

Our car is in a perfect condition, drives as new and has the added benefit of the rear wing, a rare sight. This rear wing can,of course, be removed if not required. It is in the perfect colours, is UK Registered and all EU taxes paid, and is ready to form the centrepiece of any Ferrari collection.

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