Ferrari 512S Berlineta

Ferrari 512S Berlineta

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Ferrari 512S Berlinetta "Nº 382", Trieste-Opicina 1970


Ferrari 512S Berlinetta "Nº 382", Trieste-Opicina 1970

The mountain calls!

Ferrari 512S is the name of the racing car built in 1970 in 25 copies for the sports car class as an answer to the Porsche 917. Analogous to the Ferrari 312P with a three-liter V12 engine for the prototype class, which was built in 1969 in only a few copies, 512S describes the sports car -Rules built model with five-liter V12 engine. This unit initially developed 500 hp (370 kW), later up to 600 hp (440 kW). A variant of the 512S modified at the end of 1970, which is more similar to the 917, was called the 512M. From 1976 Ferrari transferred this nomenclature to the road cars of the Ferrari 512 BB series. Enzo Ferrari, who had neglected the market for customer racing vehicles for years and last used a four-liter V12 prototype with the Ferrari 330P4 in 1967, decided to flee forward, sold company shares to FIAT and invested part of the proceeds in the construction of the necessary 25 Examples of a five-liter sports car. At the end of 1969, a good half a calendar year and a full racing season later than the 917, the 512S was presented and the small series required by the regulations was produced. The classy Ferrari 512S Berlinetta "No.382", Trieste Opicina 1970 is a master of curves. In the race between Trieste and Opicina, which was one of the most demanding mountain routes because of its many curves, the Italian racing driver Giampiero Moretti drove his Ferrari to victory in 1970. However, as the engine power increased, the racing cars became too fast for the Bergstrasse, so that the racetrack could no longer be used from 1971. With over 500 hp, the Ferrari was ahead of its time and left the competition far behind. If you want to drift this classic around the corners yourself, you have the opportunity in the new Carrera season.

Unmistakable on your racetrack too

In its unmistakable, red racing dress, the 1:24 scale Ferrari 512S also does its laps on your Carrera DIGITAL 124 track. Following the original from 1970, right down to the rims, the slot car was also equipped with front, rear and brake lights. The car can be controlled digitally, but can also be used in analog mode and can also be individually coded. The original achieves a top speed of 340 km / h with only 840 kg.

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