1991 Ferrari 512 Tr

Ferrari 512 TR

The Ferrari Testarossa is a 12-cylinder mid-engine sports car manufactured by Ferrari, which went into product in 1984 as the heir to the Ferrari Berlinetta Pugilist. The Pininfarina-designed car was primitively produced from 1984 to 1991, with two manakin revisions next the conclusion of Testarossa yield and the unveiling of the Ferrari 512 TR and F512 M which were produced from 1992 to 1996. Nearly 10,000 Testarossas, 512 TRs, and F512 Ms were produced, qualification it one of the nigh usual Ferrari models, scorn its highschool terms and alien excogitation. In 1995, the F512 M retailed for $220,000.

1991 Ferrari 512 Tr

The Testarossa is a two-door coupe with a set cap that premiered at the 1984 Paris Automobile Prove. All versions of the Testarossa had the ability fed done the wheels from a rear-mounted, five-speed manual transmittal. The Ass mid-engine, rear-wheel thrust layout (locomotive betwixt the axles but backside the cabin) keeps the center of solemnity in the center of the car, which increases constancy and improves the car’s cornering power, and thence results in a standing burden dispersion of 40% battlefront: 60% arse. The pilot Testarossa was re-engineered for 1992 and released as the Ferrari 512 TR, at the Los Angeles Motorcar Appearance, efficaciously as a altogether new car, and an improved weightiness dispersion of 41% breast: 59% ass. The F512 M was introduced at the 1994 Paris Automobile Demonstrate. The car dropped the TR initials and added the M which in Italian stood for modificata, or translated to limited, and was the terminal rendering of the Testarossa, and continued its harbinger’s burden dispersion betterment of 42% presence: 58% backside. The F512 M was Ferrari’s finis mid-engine 12-cylinder car, asunder from the F50 and Ferrari Enzo, featuring the caller’s close apartment locomotive. The Testarossa was replaced in 1996 by the front-engined 550 Maranello coupe.

1991 Ferrari 512 TR

The Testarossa epithet, which way “red mind” in Italian, comes from the red-painted cam covers on the flat-12 locomotive. The doubling entendre with a red-headed womanhood was knowing – Ferrari and Pininfarina regularly use descriptive damage related a distaff’s trunk when describing the dash of their automobiles.

1991 Ferrari 512 Tr


The Testarossa can hint its roots backrest to the faults of the 1981 512i BB. The problems that the Testarossa was conceived to fix, included a cabin that got progressively hot from the indoor bathymetry that ran betwixt the front-mounted radiator and the midships-mounted locomotive and a want of baggage distance. To fix these problems Ferrari and Pininfarina intentional the Testarossa to be bigger than its precursor, the Berlinetta Pugilist. E.g., at 1,976 millimetres (78 in) full the Testarossa was one-half a substructure wider than the Packer. This resulted in an increased wheelbase that stretched around 64 mm (2.5 in) to 2,550 mm (100 in) which was victimized to oblige baggage in a carpeted warehousing place below the breast forward-opening punk. The step-up in duration created excess store distance bum the seating in the cabin. Headway was likewise increased with a roofline one-half an in taller than the Pugilist.

1991 Ferrari 512 Tr

Pininfarina’s eubstance was a leaving from the sonsy bagger — one which caused approximately argument. The face strakes sometimes referred to as “cheeseflower graters” or “egg slicers,” that spanned from the doors to the backside fenders were requisite for rules in respective countries outlawing great openings on cars. The Testarossa had counterpart radiators in the rear with the locomotive alternatively of a one radiator up-front. In connective the strakes provided coolheaded air to the rear-mounted incline radiators, hence guardianship the locomotive from overheating. The strakes besides made the Testarossa wider at the back than in the battlefront, thence increasing stableness and manipulation.

One conclusion unequaled add-on to the new figure was a i gamy mounted behind aspect mirror on the driver’s english. On US based cars, the mirror was lowered to a more rule positioning in 1987 and speedily coupled by a rider slope bum panorama mirror for the driver to be able-bodied to micturate condom wanton lane changes.

1991 Ferrari 512 Tr

Same its herald, the Testarossa put-upon two-bagger wishbone presence and back hanging systems. Ferrari improved grip by adding 10-inch-wide metal bum wheels. The Testarossa drivetrain was besides an development of the BB 512i. Its locomotive victimised cheeseparing very supplanting and compaction proportion, but dissimilar the BB 512i had four-valve cylinder heads that were ruined in red.


The Ferrari 512 TR sports a 4.9 liter (4,943 three-dimensional centimetres / 302 three-dimensional inches) Ferrari Colombo 180° V-12 locomotive longways mid mounted. Apiece cylinder has quatern valves, with 48 valves amount, greased via a dry cesspit scheme, and a compressing proportion of 10.00:1. These commingle to allow a utmost torsion of 491 n metres (362 ft·lb) at 5500 rpm and a utmost superpower of 319 kilowatts (434 PS; 428 hp) at 6750 rpm.

The Ferrari 512 TR can quicken from 0-97 km/h (60 mph) in 4.90 seconds and on to 161 km/h (100 mph) in 10.70 seconds. It can finish a standing (from stationary) one-fourth mi in 13.20 seconds or a standing klick in 23.40 seconds. The uttermost speeding the 512 TR can make is 314 km/h (195 mph).

1991 Ferrari 512 Tr


The Ferrari 512 TR has 18-inch (457 mm) wheels with a breadth of 8 in (200 mm) at the presence and 10.5 in (270 mm) at the back. The weary encrypt for the strawman wheels are 235/40 ZR 18 and 295/35 ZR 18 for the backside tires. The figurehead brakes sustain a diam of 315 millimetres (12.40 in) and the back brakes bear a diam of 310 mm (12.20 in).

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