Introduced in 1994 at the Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari F512M was launched as an evolution of the mighty Testarossa. Aside from its new name, the 512M also received a revised version of the Testarossa's 4.9L flat 12 engine producing 446bhp and resulting in a 0-60 time of just 4.7 seconds, ultimately reaching a top speed of 196mph.
Amongst the various improvements, the styling also befitted from a significant facelift with notable changes including framed headlamps instead of the conventional pop-up units (for weight saving), and oval shaped grill, more slender running lights and indicators, NACA ducts, bigger brakes, and new five-spoke split alloys. In the rear, modifications were similar to those seen up front with new twin round headlights, a modern Ferrari trademark.
Just 501 examples of the 512M were built making them the rarest of all Testarossas. This exceptional LHD example was delivered new on the 13th July 1995 to France via main dealer Ch.Pozzi.S.A specified in Rosso Corsa over a Nero Hide. Having remained in France until January 1998, it was purchased by its most recent keeper having covered circa 10,700 Miles. Situated in Monaco, the car was regularly exercised along the shores of the French Riviera and made regular trips to and from the United Kingdom. In 2007 he relocated to the United Kingdom, taking with him the 512 with UK registration granted in December of the same year.
Since being in the UK it has covered under 3,000 dry miles during the last 11 years and has today covered under 52,100 Miles. As expected it presents superbly due to the fastidious nature in which it has been cared for until present. Presented with its original spare key, complete book pack, superb history file, and more remarkably so, the original and rare 4-piece factory luggage set. This 512M is available to view at our showrooms just outside London and has recently received a comprehensive major service including cambelts by marque specialists Colin Clarke Engineering.