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  Ferrari 512 BB
1976 - 1984
Ferrari 512 BB
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 1936 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 12 Boxer
Capacity
302 in3 
Max Power
340 bhp @6600rpm 
Max Torque
333 lb/ft @4200rpm 
Power to Weight
228 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
223 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 69 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.2:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.23 X 3.07 in 
Fuel Cons
16 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
173 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
5.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
13.5 sec 
0 - 124 mph
20.7 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.7 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.7sec @???mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd 0.38 
Dimensions
Length
173.2 in 
Width
72.0 in 
Height
44.1 in 
Weight
3340 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) ? X 15
? X 15 
Tyres (F/R) 215/70 VR15
225/70 VR15 
Fuel Capacity
24 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £300000 - £370000
 
Profile

New European legislation on noise and pollution forced Ferrari to make major modifications to the 365 BB and so, in 1976, the 512 BB was born. Exterior changes included larger wheels, a new front spoiler and extra cooling ducts, while the engine was enlarged to nearly 5 litres.

However, the new larger engine was actually down on power and performance as legislation had enforced a lower maximum rpm. This was addressed, to a degree, in 1981 with the addition of Bosch fuel injection.

While many believe it does not have the charisma of its predecessor the Daytona, there can be no denying that the BB has its own place in supercar history thanks to its stunning looks and mid engine design


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
63% 67% 0% 1
Ranks 566 of 771 Ranks 485 of 771 Ranks 597 of 771 Ranks 570 of 771

Rivals
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Porsche 911 Turbo

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BMW M1

(1978 - 1980)
 


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(1982 - 1985)

Variants
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Lineage
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365 GTB/4 Da...

(1968 - 1974)
  

365 GT4 BB

(1973 - 1976)
  

512 BB

(1976 - 1984)
  

Testarossa

(1984 - 1991)
  

512 TR / M

(1992 - 1999)
 
  

550 Maranello

(1996 - 2002)
  

575M Maranello

(2002 - 2006)
  

599 GTB

(2006 - 2012)
  

F12

(2012 - 2017)
  

812 Superfast

(2017 - date)
 

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