When the Testarossa was first introduced in 1984, it was a hugely refined car for the supercar realm that gained instant respect and adoration from Ferrari and sports-car fans the world over. Known internally as Type F110, Testarossa went head-to-head with Lamborghini’s Countach and offered similar performance, if more refined in its delivery. The Testarossa proved to be one of Ferrari’s most successful vehicles.
The F512M represented the final few cars, the “M” denoting modificata, or modified status. In 1996, the 550 Maranello Coupe superseded the Testarossa, ending one glorious period and beginning another superb era for the “Prancing Horse.”
Only 501 were ever produced and they represented the end of the line for the famed, fabled, era-defining and game-changing Ferrari Testarossa, which had morphed into the 512TR in the 1990s gaining refined styling, interior appointments and drivetrain enhancements that the F512M built upon.
Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1994, the F512M featured the familiar 446 HP, 5.0L flat 12-cylinder engine and 5-speed manual transmission. Very quickly, it could find 60 MPH in under 5-seconds and top out around 196 MPH, making it one of the fastest cars of the day. Specially defining features of the F512M are specific front and rear lighting designs, NACA ducts, larger brakes, chrome gear knob, drilled pedals, specialized 18-inch staggered wheels and air conditioning.
The most potent and refined iteration of the Pininfarina designed Testarossa, the F512 M is truly an incredible automobile. The final evolution of the twelve-cylinder Berlinetta Boxer model range, It was a quantum leap forward over the Testarossa of 1984, and it represents the end of an era for Ferrari. F512 M cars are a rare sight when compared to their predecessors, making them highly collectible.
Body: 2 Doors Coupe
Exterior: Rosso Corsa
Interior: Nero leather and Red carpet
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 35,000KM
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered
This motor car: Presented in traditional Rosso Corsa with a rich Connolly-leather interior in black with red carpets, this car has traveled just about 35,000 KM since new. A superb Hong Kong Dealer Delivered RHD example, currently showing 4 previous owners on the HK VRD. Throughout its life, the car has been diligently maintained and has periodically received services. Today this example presents in its original paintwork which has some scuff marks but largely retains its gloss. The black leather interior displays a light patina showing correct usage for the age and evidently well-cared for. The car is carefully kept in an excellent mechanical condition with all major areas such as clutch, cam belts, brake and tires renewed. Unfortunately the original book pack and owners manuals are missing. This matching number car, also comes with the original leather tool box. This example is ready to enter a new stable. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.
Ferrari’s final flat-twelve; 1 of only 501 examples built making it highly collectible
Originally Hong Kong Dealer delivered car with only 35,000 KM
Mechanically excellent with all major services completed
Classic Insider condition score: 80 points out of 100
Original. Well-kept and consistently maintained. Exterior has some marks, the fully original paint looks shiny but showing some patina. The original and F512 M-only, iconic rotating star three-piece alloy wheels are in beautiful condition as well, unmarked and shod with 2016 tires. The Interior is original, seats, dash, carpets and door cards showing signs of correct wear and tear for the age. Mechanically excellent, Engine bay is kept clean and tidy. Consistently serviced and the mileage is relatively low. Owner's book pack missing but tool presented. Additional equipment includes a non original radio, upgraded exhaust system by LARINI with original unit supplied.
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SERVICE HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
2013 October 29,066KM Ferrari AUTOITALIA
Engine Out Service
Cam & Timing Belt Change
A/C & Fan belt Change
All Gaskets and seals renewed
New Spark Plugs
New Brake Hoses
Tighten and refresh all suspension
Annually Serviced and MOT by non-dealer.
** All available previous Service records available upon request
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
By 1994, Ferrari’s Testarossa had been in production for 10 years. As exciting and beautiful as it was, it was undoubtedly ageing. The competition from Lamborghini, Porsche, and even Acura’s NSX was becoming ever more fierce. 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 of 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 nose was 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. As such, the car instantly became collectible.
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