Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer

Ferrari 512 BB

The Ferrari 512 BB is a sports car model of the Italian car manufacturer Ferrari. The name Ferrari 512, similar to racing car Ferrari 512S from 1970 with 5 -liter V12 engine, was acquired for a series of road cars, as the 4.4 - liter engine of the Ferrari 365 has been increased to about 5 liters. According to the previous notation for V12 engines, where the engine cylinder capacity of a cylinder in cubic centimeters was the type designation, would now have been on the 412 series, see Ferrari 412

Ferrari 512 BB / 512 BBi

The Ferrari 512 BB 1976 was presented at the Paris Motor Show as a sports car for the road. The 512 Berlinetta Boxer was the revised successor to the 365 GT / 4 Berlinetta Boxer with central engine. The significant development was the now 5 -liter flat engine (V12 with 180 ° angle, not a boxer engine ), similar to the three-liter racing engines in the prototype Ferrari 312PB and the Ferrari 312B and Ferrari 312T in Formula 1, which, inter alia, by Niki Lauda were driven.

External differences from 365 to 512 were four exhaust tailpipes and four taillights. In addition, a small front spoiler, a new hood and additional NACA air intakes were installed in front of the rear wheels. Wider tires included as well as a slightly wider and longer tail to the amendments. The vehicle also put on weight.

1981 other technical changes were made. Due to the stringent emission standards in the U.S. and criticized the high fuel consumption gave way to the carburetor over injection, thus the name 512 BB in 512 BBi has been changed ( for iniezione ). The injection system was a K -Jetronic from Bosch; compared to the petrol engine of the 512 BB and the performance decreased in addition to the consumption by about 20 hp, and the torque decreased slightly. In the same train a minor facelift was carried out: the bonnet received outlet grille in body color, wider tires, new rear fog lights and parking lights. In addition, the front grill was narrower. In the official BBI prospectus but now more ventilated backrest of the leather seats were advertised in the first place. In 1984, the debut year of the Ferrari Testarossa, the production ran out.

Test values ​​AMS 15/1983 for BBi

  • 0-80 km / h 4.9 s
  • 0-100 km / h 5.9 s
  • 0-120 km / h 7.6 s
  • 0-140 km / h 10.0 s
  • 0-160 km / h 12.8 s
  • 0-180 km / h 16.4 s
  • 0-200 km / h 20.7 s
  • 1000 m standing start 25.0 s
  • Vmax 288 km / h

In comparison to its two predecessors of BBi was significantly slower, a 365 accelerated faster despite the lower displacement and reached about the same maximum speed. A 512 BB not only accelerated faster than a 512 BBi, but also reached a top speed of about 295 km / h indicated by the Ferrari 302 km / h, he missed, however, scarce.

At the customer was a higher ratio of the first two courses possible ( 1st gear to 110 km / h 2nd gear to 150 km / h). This had the consequence that the acceleration time to 100 km / h improved by elimination of a shift. In addition camshafts with modified valve timing and higher compressing piston were available, this "LM Kit " was retrofitted on customer requirements for special customers of the house.

Ferrari 512 BB Le Mans

Supported by the works department for customer competition cars emerged for use in Le Mans in 1978 and through the promotion of general importers of France ( Pozzi ), Belgium ( Ecurie Francorchamps ) and North America ( NART ) four slightly modified racing versions of the 512 BB. None of the four racers reached the finish line, but they were immediately faster than the previous models 365 GTB / 4 According responded the work and prepared in collaboration with Pininfarina for the following years an optimized in the wind tunnel GRP bodywork from that are easier and faster definitely made ​​the car (Vmax: 350 km / h at Le Mans ).

The 25 cars were officially registered as customer vehicles and launched a total of 26 times in only seven events, including Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans. In the IMSA GTX category of the 512 BB won the outfit Andruet / Ballot -Lena in 1981 to fifth place in the overall standings. Overall, the racing 512 BB had little success. Until 1994 (Ferrari 333SP ) then no Ferrari at Le Mans scored more significant results.

Ferrari 512 TR / M 512

1984 512 BBi was replaced by the Ferrari Testarossa. This was renamed the Ferrari 512 TR, 1991, 1994, after a facelift to a renewed renamed Ferrari 512 M.